University degree worth more than Olympic medal: Saina

Nov 04, 2012, 02:28 IST | IANS

Mangalayatan University on Saturday conferred honorary degrees to 11 eminent people including badminton star Saina Nehwal, who said she coveted it more than even the London Olympic medal.

Others who were honoured included environmentalist Rajendra Pachauri, boxer Mary Kom and shooter Gagan Narang. Saina thanked the privately-owned Mangalayatan University. 

“It has more worth than the Olympic medal. My father always dreamt that I should complete my education. But the preparation for Olympics never permitted me. Now my dream is fulfilled,” she said.

Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal

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