Item 1062 - Honorary doctorate from Soka University

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-1062


Honorary doctorate from Soka University


  • 5 July 1995 (Creation)

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certificate and plaque

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 12/12/11

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Honorary doctorate conferred upon Mr Mandela from Soka University,

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2 white certificates housed in maroon folder with gold engraved "Soka University" and university logo on cover. First certificate is an English translation of the second certificate, in Japanese. Second certificate has gold border with gold Soka University logo at the top. Text is in black.
English translation is in black font and reads:
Soka University Honorary doctorate
His Excellency President Nelson Mandela
Your Excellency has for many years walked along the great path of the crusade for human rights, taking action of unyielding courage based upon a great love of all humanity, opening a new door to freedom and equality transcending the entire continent of Africa and the world over. Whereas your Excellency's meritous efforts have largely contributed towards the promotion of world peace, academic and educational development throughout the entire world, we, Soka University take this opportunity to confer the degree of Honorary Doctor in recognition of distinguished achievement.
5th day of July, 1995
Signed by: Daisaku Ikeda (Founder of Soka University), Kazuo Takamatsu (Rector of Soka University), Kinnosuke Komuro (President of Soka University)

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Light wooden plague with small golder plate at the botton: Honorary doctorate H.E. President Nelson Mandela, 5 July 1995, Soka University
Silver plate representing a scroll, angel and

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NMF Archives ID: A0409

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0409

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