Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Two women revolutionaries in India''s freedom struggle, Bina Das and Pritilata Waddedar, were posthumously awarded their BA degrees by Calcutta University Thursday.
The recognition came 80 years after their heroic acts against the British Raj in Kolkata and Chittagong respectively. The British government had withheld their degrees as a punishment.
None of the family members was present to accept the degrees.
West Bengal Governor and University Chancellor M.K. Narayanan himself received the degrees on their behalf. The degrees will be preserved in the university.