Veteran Actor Paresh Rawal has been appointed as Chairman of National School of Drama Society by President of India Ram Nath Kovind. Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel congratulated Paresh Rawal and said that his talent would benefit the students and artists of the country.
Paresh Rawal has been appointed to the post of Chairman, NSD Society for four years. Paresh Rawal is an actor par excellence in both Theatre and Film. Its been almost four decades of him serving the film and theatre industry for which he has won numerous awards, including the prestigious National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994. In 2014, he was conferred with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for his contribution to the entertainment industry. He also served as a former member of Parliament.
Vice-Chairman, National School of Drama Society Dr Arjun Deo Charan said “We are delighted with the decision of the government to appoint Paresh ji for this position. Our students, faculty members and others will get benefit to working with the veteran actor. His support and guidance will further accelerate the growth of National School of Drama to reach new heights.”
Prof. Suresh Sharma, Director In-charge, National School of Drama, said “It is our pleasure to welcome Mr Paresh Rawal as the next Chairman of National School of Drama Society. Being a veteran theatre personality Paresh ji has a great experience, which will benefit our students, faculty and school, and we will get a new direction from his experiences. His support and guidance will further accelerate the growth of the National School of Drama to reach new heights.”
The Staff members of National School of Drama are delighted to have an extraordinary actor and a fantastic human being as their Chairman. The whole NSD family is eagerly waiting to welcome him on the campus and share the vision to work with more determination and dedication for the growth of the Institution which has been playing a pioneering role for Indian culture to make India a Vishwa Guru.