On Thursday, Nitin Gadkari, the union minister, was felicitated with an honourary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) at the Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth in Akola, Maharashtra. This honour was conferred upon him by the Governor and Chancellor of public universities, Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Gadkari is the longest serving minister for Road Transport and Highways in Government of India.
This event took place at the 36 th convocation ceremony of the university. This auspicious occasion was took place in the presence of Dr. Motilal Madan and Dr. Vilas Bhale, the former and current Vice Chancellors of the university, respectively.