Published: 25th March 2023
Did Jammu and Kashmir's Lt Governor Manoj Sinha say that Mahatma Gandhi had no law degree?
Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor, Jammu and Kashmir, was delivering a keynote address for Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Memorial Lecture at ITM Gwalior
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha courted controversy by stating that the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi did not possess any law degree and his only qualification was a high school diploma, as stated in a report by The New Indian Express.
“There is a misconception among educated people that Mahatma Gandhi had a law degree. Gandhi had no degree,” Lt Governor Sinha said while delivering a keynote address for Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Memorial Lecture at ITM Gwalior on Thursday, March 23.
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He said, "Who will say Gandhi was not educated? I don’t think anyone can dare to say so. But do you know that he did not have a single university degree or qualification? There are many of us who think that Gandhi had a law degree. No, he didn’t. His only qualification was a high school diploma. He qualified to practice law but did not have a law degree. He had no degree. Just look how educated he was. He became the Father of the Nation,” he said.
“Let me make it clear that don’t only indulge in formal connection with the degree and what you think is education. Only a degree is not education,” he asserted.