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Belagavi: University of Agriculture Sciences, Dharwad has conferred honorary doctorate of science on senior IAS officer, Ashok Dalwai at its convocation held in Dharwad on Saturday. The university awarded him the doctorate in recognition of his yeoman services in the field of administration. ISRO Chairman Kirankumar and vice-chancellor of university, D P Biradar handed over doctorate to him.

On the occasion, Dr Dalwai said it was possible for students to achieve anything in his life through dedication and commitment.He outlined the role of agri universities in an agri-rich nation like India while highlighting a sea of opportunities available for youth in various fields. Mr Kirankumar also spoke on the occasion.

Dalwai who hails from Koujalgi in Gokak taluk has been an alumnus of University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad where he completed his post-graduation.