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Dibrugarh varsity confers D Litt on Nilmani Phookan


Distinguished poet, litterateur and academician Nilmani Phookan receiving the Honorary D. Litt. conferred by Dibrugarh University at his Maligaon residence in Guwahati, on Monday.
 GUWAHATI, Aug 20 - Dibrugarh University conferred the honorary D. Litt. (Honoris causa) on distinguished poet, litterateur and academician Nilmani Phookan in recognition of his invaluable scholarly contribution to the fields of literature, academics and public life through creative and critical writings in absentia, an e-mail stated.

In a felicitation programme held on August 19 at the residence of Nilmani Phookan at Maligaon in Guwahati, Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University Professor Ranjit Tamuli said that the university itself is honoured to recognise the highly dignified life-long contribution of Nilmani Phookan to the creative and aesthetic world, thereby leading to greater development of humankind.

DU Registrar Dr Hari Chandra Mahanta informed that during the 18th convocation, Dibrugarh University conferred degrees pertaining to different programmes on 10,606 graduates, besides conferment of honorary D.Litt. to Nilmani Phookan and honorary D.Sc. to Uddhab Bharali for his scholarly contribution to science, innovation and public life respectively.

Ankur Deka, Assistant Editor of Gariyoshi appreciated Dibrugarh University for this positive initiative and congratulated Nilmani Phookan for his achievement. Dr Binod Chandra Borah, Joint Registrar (Academic) and coordinator of the programme acknowledged the extensive and generous support from the university, family members of the poet and also the media in organising the programme successfully.

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