MWU Academic Council decided to award Joshi with an Honorary D. Litt. Degree in recognition of his significant contributions to the language, folk culture, art and literature as well as the history of Karnali during a meeting held on March 22nd.
Professor Dr Nanda Bahadur Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University, announced that Joshi would be awarded the degree during the university’s convocation ceremony, which would take place in Kathmandu. He informed that a formal letter to this effect had been forwarded to culture expert Joshi by a third party on his behalf.
Vice-Chancellor Singh stated that the occasion would also recognize the contributions of four other scholars who assisted Joshi in his study and research on the culture, folklore, and history of Karnali. Bihari Krishna Shrestha, Pradip Rimal (posthumously), Sthirjung Bahadur Singh, and Chudamani Bandhu are among those who will be honored.