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Hisar: The tradition of wearing colonial-era gowns at university convocations was broken by Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University (HAU) here on Sunday with students wearing a white dress for the occasion.

Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, who is also chancellor of HAU, conferred degrees at the convocation. He also skipped the traditional gown.

The dignitaries and the recipients of degrees also did not wear the traditional convocation gowns as the university had recently decided to discard the colonial practice.

Solanki also conferred honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degrees upon yoga guru Ramdev and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

(IANS)

 

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Forbes Rich List 2017: Acharya Balkrishna of Patanjali Named as 19th Richest Indian

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Oct 05, 2017: Patanjali Ayurveda’s Acharya Balkrishna, the partner of yoga acharya Ramdev, has bagged the nineteenth position this year in the Forbes magazine’s Annual India Rich List 2017 with total assets of $6.55 billion (Rs. 43,000 crores).

Reliance Industries Ltd. foreman Mukesh Ambani managed India’s wealthiest position for the tenth straight year as his total assets swelled to $38 billion (Rs. 2.5 trillion), while Anil Ambani was positioned much lower at the 45th place with $3.15 billion.

Sun Pharma’s Dilip Shanghvi moved down from his previous second place to the ninth.

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Wipro’s Azim Premji held the second position with total assets of $19 billion, climbing two spots from a year ago.

The Hinduja brothers are at the third position with $18.4 billion, while Lakshmi Mittal is presently positioned fourth ($16.5 billion) and Pallonji Mistry fifth ($16 billion).

Forbes said the rundown was arranged utilizing shareholding and budgetary data secured from the families and people, stock trades, investigators and administrative offices.

 

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