Friday, July 21, 2006

Honorary doctorate for Amitabh

It was nice to read this article , but I dont know why Amar Singh has to attend all these
functions. Why doesnt he do the MP work what he is assigned to..

Here is the full story

London: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was conferred an honorary doctorate by De Montfort University at Leicester on Thursday for his contribution to the movie business in India.

Receiving the honorary degree of Doctorate of Arts, he said, "This is a very humbling experience. It is an honour for the Indian film industry."

According to a university spokesperson: "Our graduation ceremonies are the highlight of the academic year, when we celebrate the success of our graduates. An important part of this is the awarding of honorary degrees to individuals who have achieved distinction in their fields and who will provide inspiration to our graduates and students.

"Amitabh Bachchan is a well-known figure in the creative industry and his energy and professionalism will be an inspiration to our graduates and students across the board, and especially to those wishing to pursue careers in this sector."

The university earlier conferred an honorary degree on the former South African President Nelson Mandela for his charity work.

After the ceremony, Mr. Bachchan met the Asian diaspora. He was accompanied by Amar Singh, Samajwadi Party MP; and Keith Vaz, MP, Leicester East.

At the Walker stadium, a No. 9 T-shirt of the Leicester City Football Club was presented to Mr. Bachchan. — UNI