Prasoon Joshi, Chandra Prakash Dwivedi in Trust of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

NEW DELHI: Well known television producer-actor known of Chankya  fame, Chandra Prakash and ad guru and renowned lyricist Prasoon Joshi are among the new trustees/members of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.

Senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai is the new president, according to the reconstituted board announced by Culture minister Mahesh Joshi.

The IGNCA was established in the memory of former prime minister Indira Gandhi and is envisioned as a centre for study of arts. The IGNCA was launched on 19 November 1985 by the late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Renowned dancers Sonal Man Singh and Padma Subrahmananiam are among the twenty members (including the president, culture secretary, additional secretary and financial adviser in the Culture ministry, and the IGNCA member secretary). Others from the field of arts are Saryu Doshi and Vasudeo Kamath..   

An official announcement said the trust of the IGNCA had been reconstituted ‘in public interest.’


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