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Tanzania President Hassan first woman to receive JNU honorary doctorate

October 10, 2023

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan was awarded an honorary doctorate by Jawaharlal Nehru University during her four-day visit to India. She is the first woman to receive this honor from the university.

During the ceremony, President Hassan shared her remarkable journey from a humble family in an African village to becoming the President of Tanzania. She expressed her deep affection for India and its culture, reflecting on her first visit to India in 1998.

The event was attended by Indian ministers, highlighting the strong economic ties between the two nations. President Hassan had previously received training in India under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program.

JNU Vice-Chancellor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit commended the ceremony as a celebration of “nari shakti” (women’s power) and invited President Hassan to a lecture series at JNU’s Centre for African Studies.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also held discussions with President Hassan to strengthen bilateral relations.

Source: PTI

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