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IGNCA board dissolved, Ram Bahadur Rai named new chairman

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

On 14 April, the board of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), an autonomous institution under the Union Ministry of Culture, was dissolved by the central government.

The decision in this regard was taken by Minister of State for Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma.

The Central Government has appointed senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai as the next IGNCA chairman. He replaces former diplomat Chinmaya Gharekhan.

The IGNCA was launched on 19 November, 1985 by the late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at a function where the symbolism of the components was articulated at different levels.

The IGNCA, established in memory of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, was visualised as a centre encompassing the study and experience of all the arts - each form with its own integrity, yet within a dimension of mutual interdependence, interrelated with nature, social structure and cosmology.


First published: 14 April 2016, 12:38 IST