Harbhajan Singh conferred with honorary Ph.D. in Sports by a French university

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08 Oct 2021 | 03:20 PM
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Harbhajan Singh conferred with honorary Ph.D. in Sports by a French university

The off-spinner couldn't attend the ceremony in person as he is currently in a bio-secure environment as part of KKR's campaign in the IPL

French University Ecole Superieure Robert de Sorbon has conferred former India spinner Harbhajan Singh with an honorary Ph.D. in Sports during a convocation ceremony. Harbhajan couldn't attend the ceremony in person as he is currently in a bio-secure environment as part of Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The university awards honorary doctorate degree to eminent personalities in various walks of life, which also includes achievements in the sporting arena. "If any institution accords respect, you accept that with utmost humility. If I have been conferred with honorary sports doctorate by the university, it is because I played cricket and people have showered their love and affection for that. I am honoured to be conferred with the degree," the 41-year-old Harbhajan said.

Harbhajan's name was recommended to the French University by noted industrialist Dr. Harcharan Singh Ranauta, vice-president of the Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA).

Harbhajan also thanked the jury which selected him. "I would like to thank Dr. John Thomas Parade, president Sorbon, Dr. Vivek Choudhury, chairman, Sorbon International Convocation Committee (Celebrity), Dr. Mukesh Tyagi, Sorbon International Convocation Committee, for finding me worthy enough." 

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