Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was today conferred with an honorary doctorate by a leading South Korean university. Accepting the doctorate from Seoul-based Hankuk University of Foreign Affairs (HUFS), Mahajan said the honour assumes special significance as public rarely recognises the work of parliamentarians.
Mahajan is currently leading an Indian Parliamentary Delegation to South Korea. “HUFS’s honorary doctorate is a symbol of the commonalities between the work done at the university and in legislatures across democracy,” Mahajan was quoted as saying in a Lok Sabha statement.
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HUFS is recognised as one of the best institutions for foreign language education in Korea, the Lok Sabha Speaker said praising the university as a key promoter of international understanding. The university has MoUs with over 500 universities and institutions in 84 countries.