Jamia to confer Doctor of Letters to UN Chief Ban Ki-moon
New Delhi: Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General to United Nations to be conferred with ‘Doctor of Letters’ at a ‘Special Convocation’ on the 27th of April at Jamia
Jamia Millia Islamia will hold a ‘Special Convocation’ on April 27, 2011 at 11 AM in Dr. M.A. Ansari Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia to confer the degree of ‘Doctor of Letters’ (Honoris Causa) on Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General to United Nations.
Mr. Ban Ki-moon is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. He has been a career diplomat and in fact his first posting was to New Delhi, India.
In 2011, Mr. Ban Ki-moon ran unopposed for a second term as Secretary-General and was unanimously re-elected to the post of Secretary General by the General Assembly. He will continue to serve in his current position until 31 December 2016.
The newly appointed Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia Lieutenant General M.A. Zaki (Retired) will preside over the function and confer the degree on Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General to United Nations. Mr. Najeeb Jung, Vice Chancellor, will present him with a citation.
Members of the Press are cordially invited to this special convocation. Press Invites have already been sent to all media personnel. They are requested to bring their Press Invites along for security reasons.
In case they are unable to carry their Invitation Card, they are requested to bring their Accreditation Cards/Press I-Cards with them and produce them, if necessary.