Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Tuesday, Nov 07, 2006
ePaper
Google



Front Page

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |



Front Page Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

AU confers honorary degrees on Chiru, others

Special Correspondent

A large number of fans cheer their hero as the mega star receives the honour



MEGA HONOUR: Chiranjeevi after receiving the honorary Kalaprapoorna during the 71st and 72nd convocation of Andhra University in Visakhapatnam on Monday. Governor and Chancellor of AU Rameshwar Thakur, economist C. Rangarajan, Vice-Chancellor L. Venu gopal Reddy and scientist A. Sivathanu Pillai are also seen. - Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra University conferred honorary D.Litt. on noted economist C. Rangarajan, honorary D.Sc. on noted Defence scientist A. Sivathanu Pillai and honorary Kalaprapoorna on film star Chiranjeevi during its 71st and 72nd convocation held here on Monday.

A large number of Chiranjeevi fans gathered outside the vast AU premises as convocation went on in the Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy Utsavarangam (Convocation Hall). They began gathering around AU at 11 a.m. and the police were deployed in large number and traffic was diverted to keep the Chiranjeevi fans at bay and to ensure smooth arrival of the Governor and Chancellor of AU Rameshwar Thakur, Dr. Rangarajan and Dr. Pillai and other guests and VIPs.

The 2,500-capacity Convocation Hall was full and many were standing on the sides. Not many fans of Chiranjeevi could gain entry into the venue which was strictly restricted as AU had to accommodate all the Ph.D. and M.Phil. candidates, gold medal and special prize winners, along with AU teachers and others for whom invitations had been extended. Those present inside cheered Chiranjeevi loudly when he received the honorary degree and almost strictly followed the repeated requests of AU officials to keep the decorum of convocation by not clapping and cheering repeatedly and unnecessarily. Mr. Rameshwar Thakur conferred the honorary degrees on Chiranjeevi, Dr. Rangarajan and Dr. Pillai and handed in the doctorate and M.Phil. degrees, gold medals, special prizes and best researchers awards to AU teachers. Vice-Chancellor L. Venugopal Reddy in his address explained the programmes and activities of the university and future plans and MoUs AU was going to enter into with reputed international institutions.

Registrar P. Vijaya Prakash, all members of AU Executive Council and Academic Senate were seated on the dais.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Front Page

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |

AmanTel
Yougworld Quiz 2006


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Copyright 2006, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu