According to Mahavihara director Ravindra Panth, Hanh will be honoured with a doctorate degree on October 27 by Nav Nalanda Mahavihara, a deemed university (unit of the Union ministry of culture). Governor R L Bhatia, who is the chancellor of the Mahavihara, will honour him by giving a citation and degree. Burmese scholar and the chancellor of Shitugo International Academy, Sanging in Mynamar, Ashin Yanishar, will also be honoured on the occasion.
Mahavihara will be celebrating its week-long founderís day from October 21-28 in which Hanh would be honoured on the convocation day on October 27.
Reports say that the Bihar tourism department, in collaboration with culture department, has organised a special event Bihar's Indic Spiritual and Cultural Heritage Festival on the occasion of Diwali on October 28 at Nalanda.