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An educational eve

entertainment Updated: May 29, 2011 02:22 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times
Pranab Mukherjee

Academics took over the city as Britain’s University of Wolverhampton conferred the Doctor of Letters degree on union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, in recognition of their service to public life.

Held at the Imperial Hotel in New Delhi, the ceremony saw the university’s chancellor, Lord Swraj Paul and Vice-Chancellor Caroline Gipps felicitate the awardees. Also spotted were British High commissioner Sir Richard Stagg, Member of Parliament NK Singh and entrepreneur Priya Paul.

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