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Author Amish Tripathi as the Director of London's Nehru Centre

Renowned Author Amish Tripathi has been named as the new director of London's Nehru Centre, under Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
Author Amish Tripathi as the Director of London's Nehru Centre

About Amish Tripathi:

  • He is the author of best-selling books such as 'Secret of the Nagas' and 'Sita - Warrior of Mithila'.
  • He will take over the director's post from diplomat Srinivas Gotru, whose 4 year tenure ended in early 2019.
  • He was appointed on basis of merit, after he applied for the director's post followed by an interview with a selection panel.
  • His appointment is being expected to bring more visibility to ICCR's flagship cultural centre and will make every centre under ICCR to be more vibrant and proactive to generate a proper understanding of the Indian culture abroad.

About London's Nehru Centre:

  • The Nehru Centre is a cultural centre located at the South Audley Street, London in the United Kingdom (UK).
  • It was established in 1992 with the goal of promoting cultural exchange between India and UK.
  • Famous personalities associated with the centre include- Gopalkrishna Gandhi served as its founder director and Playwright-actor Girish Karnad was among the prominent people to have helmed the centre.
  • Most of the directors to Nehru Centre's have been political appointees.
  • Diplomat Pavan Varma was the 1st bureaucrat to head the cultural wing of the Indian High Commission in London, UK and was appointed as its director in 2005.

Question:

Q. Which renowned author has been named as the new director of London's Nehru Centre, under Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)?
a. Anand Tripathi
b. Amish Tripathi
c. Ambareesh Tripathi
d. Anoop Tripathi
Author Amish Tripathi as the Director of London's Nehru Centre Author Amish Tripathi as the Director of London's Nehru Centre Reviewed by Neha Verma on June 24, 2019 Rating: 5

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