Vice Chancellor of the Chittagong University Prof Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury conferred the degree on Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at the university campus.
CU vice-chancellor said, “Leader of the nonviolent movement Mahatma Gandhi said- Chittagong is everywhere. Revolutionaries like Mastarda Surya Sen and Pritilata Weddedar’s Chittagong is a pioneer in every matter. Pranab Mukherjee, a patron of politics, development and culture, is a true friend of Bangladesh. A golden chapter of Chittagong University has begun by giving the D. Litt degree to such a personality like him.”
Earlier, the former Indian president reached Chittagong this morning.
Pranab also visited ancestral home of Masterda Surya Sen, an influential leader of Indian independence movement against British rule, at village Noapara under Raozan upazila in Chittagong.
Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th president of India. He is scheduled to meet President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday evening. Pranab arrived in Dhaka on Sunday on a private visit. He will leave for India on Thursday morning.