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Our Team

Organising Committee Chairman, Bihar; Ek Virasat : Dr. Sonal Mansingh

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Padmavibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha, Iconic cultural personality of India, Dance- Guru, Choreographer, Activist, Scholar & Author. She is recipient of high civilian awards of India i.e. Padma Vibhushan (2003) and Padma Bhushan (1992) among many coveted national & international awards & honours.  She was nominated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2014 as a NAVRATNA for Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission). She is Founder-President of Centre for Indian Classical Dances (Shri Kamakhya Kalapeeth, estd. in 1977 at Delhi) has trained several thousand talented artists who are carrying the message of Indian culture all over the world. 

Patron of Bihar; Ek Virasat : Chanchal Kumar 

Mr. Chanchal Kumar is Secretary to Honorable Chief Minister, Bihar. He has earlier served in key position such as Secretary, Building Construction Department – cum - CEO, Bihar Foundation and has also served in centre in various capacities. He has also served as District Magistrate of Bokaro, East Champaran, Nalanda & Kaimur. He holds a B.Tech and M.Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Kanpur and a Master’s degree in International Development Policy from Duke University, USA.

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Founder of Bihar; Ek Virasat : Ganga Kumar 

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Mr.Ganga Kumar has served as Managing Director, State Food and Civil supplies Corporation Ltd-cum- Managing Director, Film Development Corporation Ltd-cum- Addl CEO, Bihar foundation at Govt. of Bihar. A result-oriented and self driven leader, he has previously held many key positions both in Center and State. He has also been awarded with many awards including Viswesaraiya Memorial Award in 2014 for outstanding contribution in engineering sector in Bihar. He is M.Phil in Econometrics from Delhi University and visiting faculty in several academic institutions. He has keen interest in academics and has published a number of Books on cultural diversity of Bihar. Apart from this, he is working for cancer awareness, health camp for the rural masses in Bihar, Odisha and Delhi-NCR from past 12 years.

Team Member of Bihar; Ek Virasat : Faroghe Azam 

Mr. Faroghe Azam has done Journalism from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism. He is a good connoisseur of music and  has worked for reviving folk music of Bihar and different genre. He is a keen observer of folk art & culture of Bihar and was also responsible for making a fusion music album on folk languages of Bihar based on the  writings of renowned poets from Bihar.   

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