Mancham gets another honour


Former President James Mancham has announced that he has been made a Doctor Honoris Causa of Philosophy of the Sun Moon University of Assan City, South Korea.

According to him the honour was bestowed on to him Saturday February 12 while attending the 5th World Summit on Leadership and Good Governance organised by the International Inter-religious Federation for World Peace (IIFWP).

The Summit, called to lay the foundations for a new model of global governance, was attended by over 3,000 world political and religious leaders and took place at the International Conference Centre in Cheong Pyeong, Korea.

According to Mr Mancham, he was one of three personalities attending the conference to be specially honoured by the Sun Moon University, which has over recent years "established itself as an academic institution for great learning and excellence, not only in Korea, but regionally and worldwide."

The other two recipients of the degree were Hon. Jose de Venecia, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines who is also President of the Asia Pacific Parliamentarian Union, and Hon. D.V. Mohini Giri, daughter-in-law of former Indian President V.V. Giri and former chairperson of the Indian National Commission for Women and actual head of The Guild of Services of India.

Sir James said he was awarded the university's highest mark of distinction and honour in recognition of what the Dean of the University referred to in his recommendation address as "his outstanding contributions towards the achievement of world peace through his dedication to peace efforts and harmony as evidenced by his global activities over recent years".

In his reply Dr Sir James R. Mancham K.B.E. - PHD, said that he had arrived in Korea as an ambassador for world peace and will depart also as an ambassador of the Sun Moon University, "which stands proudly today as a living example of Korean progress and the pursuit of Korea for national reunification, global peace, harmony and prosperity.

The ceremony took place before a hall full of professors, graduates, students, including a conference delegate from Seychelles, Rosemary Elisabeth, executive director of the Alliance of Solidarity for the Family.

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