IGNCA board reconstituted, Ram Bahadur Rai appointed chairman

After Nehru Memorial Society, the Modi government reconstituted the management of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) bringing in veteran Hindi journalist Ram Bahadur Rai as its head in place of Chinmaya Gharekhan, a former diplomat.

Appointment of Rai, a former news editor of Hindi daily Jansatta, as the President of the 20-member Board of Trustees of IGNCA, was announced by the Culture Ministry. IGNCA, considered a Congress legacy, was established in 1987 when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister as a centre for research, academic pursuit and dissemination in the field of the arts. Gharekhan was appointed during the UPA-I rule.

The reconstituted trust of IGNCA, an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, will be functional with immediate effect.Besides Rai, the Board comprises 19 other members including classical dancers Sonal Mansingh and Padma Subrahmaniam, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and artist Vasudeo Kamath.

The other members of the Board are Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Nitin Desai, K Arvinda Rao, Bharat Gupta, ex-chairman Khadi Village Industries Commission(KVIC) Mahesh Chandra Sharma, M Seshan, Rati Vinay Jha, Nirmala Sharma, Harsh Neotia, Saryu Doshi, DP Sinha and Viraj Yagnik.The Board also has Culture secretary, additional secretary and financial advisor of Culture Ministry and member secretary, IGNCA as trustees.
Extra info:
1. Union Cultural Minister – Mahesh Sharma
2. Nehru Memorial Museum Library Society (NMMLS)
3. ndira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)
4. Khadi Village Industries Commission(KVIC)

So lets do:
1. Who is the Union Cultural Minister of India?
2. Expand the NMMLS?
3. Who is the Director of NMMLS?
5. A new _______ team was appointed by Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

Source – The Hindu


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