Kamal Haasan received an Honorary Doctorate
Kamal Haasan received an Honorary Doctorate from Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, today (19.11.2019). The university plays an important role in training tribals and Naxalites in various skills.
Odisha Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik presided over the convocation ceremony and awarded Kamal Haasan with the Honorary Doctorate for his contribution in cinema, culture and arts for sixty years.
While Haasan was present at the Centurion University campus, he also inaugurated the beautiful Raaj Kamal Butterfly Garden there. He visited the students at the university’s Skill Development Center to see the work and effort being put there.
Kamal Hassan was given a tour of the state-of-the-art Kalinga Hockey stadium in Bhubaneswar by Odisha Sports secretary Mr. Vishal K. Dev and Director, R. Vineel Krishna. He was then presented the ISL team Odisha FC’s Jersey by Arshdeep Singh of the team who plays as a goalkeeper.
The Indian hockey team has recently qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Haasan met the team along with the staff and was presented a signed jersey of the team by captain Manpreet Singh.
Recently Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder-President Kamal Haasan on Monday met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar to seek advice on his political future.
After their brief meeting, Naveen Patnaik said, “I am delighted that Kamal Hassan is in Bhubaneswar. We had a discussion about his future, political career, prospects and about the films which he is doing.”
Thanking Naveen Patnaik for a warm welcome, Kamal Haasan said their half-hour-long meeting “wonderful”.
“We have seen Naveen Patnaik and have been learning a lot from his wisdom. I asked questions and got some great answers,” Kamal Hassan said.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik also took to Twitter and posted a tweet about the brief meeting.
“Such a pleasure meeting the cinema icon Sri @ikamalhaasan. Discussed cinema, art and politics and invited him for a longer visit to Odisha to explore the treasure-trove of natural beauty, monuments and heritage,” Naveen Patnaik tweeted.