New Delhi: The Dalai Lama was Tuesday conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Lit) degree by Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia university and the Tibetan spiritual leader said he was "highly honoured".
The university vice chancellor, Najeeb Jung awarded the degree to the Dalai Lama in the presence of Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal.
"I feel highly honoured to get this degree from an Islamic university. One of my main concerns is religious harmony," the Dalai Lama said.
Thousands of students attended the annual convocation of the central university where 3,529 degrees and diplomas, 127 Ph.D. degrees and 147 gold medals were awarded.
First Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 18:33