UGC Chairman Ved Prakash and social worker Rajmohan Gandhi were on Friday awarded honorary doctorate degrees by Guru Nanak Dev University here.
Prominent playwright and theatre director of Punjabi drama Ajmer Singh Aulakh was also conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature along with Gandhi, while Ved Prakash Doctor of Science.
While awarding the degrees at the 40th annual convocation, varsity''s Chancellor and Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil said education does not mean the means to learn bread and butter alone but it means capacity to understand the truth, bliss and beauty of existence.
University's Vice Chancellor A S Brar also honoured the Governor, UGC Chairman, Gandhi and Aulakh with set of University publications and memento.
Besides, more than 600 degrees and medals in various disciplines were also awarded to students by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor on the occasion.