Singer, lyricist Swanand Kirkire made Vice-President of Delhi Hindi Academy
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Famous Bollywood playback singer and lyricist Swanand Kirkire has been appointed as the Vice-President of Delhi Hindi Academy. "The Academy will benefit from Kirkire's unique experiences with Hindi language and culture," said Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture, and Languages, Manish Sisodia. Sisodia on Thursday chaired the first meeting of the reconstituted Governing Body of the Academy, said officials. Here's more.
"COVID-19 presented challenges and tensions in the lives of many. In such a time, it becomes important to introduce arts and culture with renewed vigor and give citizens a platform to enjoy Hindi art, culture, and artistic expression," Sisodia said. "COVID-19 has enabled us to think about the Hindi Academy in new, more novel ways," the Deputy Chief Minister added.
Sisodia also directed members of the Academy to begin thinking about using novel approaches to organize art and culture events. To note, the Academy works to spread language and culture through Hindi Pakhwada, national poetry conferences, seminars, and other cultural programs. "Discussions around how to steer the Hindi language forward in times of a pandemic were also held," said the Delhi government's official statement.
आज हिंदी अकादमी की गवर्निंग बॉडी की पहली मीटिंग हुई। मशहूर लेखक और गीतकार @swanandkirkire जी अकादमी के उपाध्यक्ष हैं।— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) July 8, 2021
आज की मीटिंग में उनका स्वागत कर हिंदी अकादमी के भविष्य की योजनाओं, विशेषकर कोरोना की चुनौतियों के बीच हिंदी को आगे बढ़ाने की योजना पर सार्थक बातचीत की। pic.twitter.com/gOm6Qud5Q1
Kirkire, a three-time National Film Award recipient, has written numerous popular songs like Bawra Mann, Bande Mein Tha Dum from Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Piyu Bole from Parineeta, and Behti Hawaa Sa Tha Woh from 3 Idiots. The National School of Drama alumnus also explored acting with films like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003), Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007), and Khaali Peeli (2020), among others.