Contrary to previous trends Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declined to receive an honorary doctorate from Banaras Hindu University. Modi is not in favour of personal glorification and in past he declined such offers in past also.
BHU, in a statement, had said it proposed to confer Doctor of Laws (LLD) (honoris causa) on Modi in recognition of his “yeoman services as an innovator, reformer and an outstanding leader in public service and governance”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Modi will be visiting BHU on February 22 to attend its convocation.
Former Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh received honorary degrees from various national and international Universities. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh received Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Alberta in 1997.The University of Oxford, Benaras Hindu University,University of Madras,King Saud University and the University of Cambridge also awarded such degrees to him.