Ram Nath Kovind nominates 4 persons, including 3-time BJP MP Ram Shakal and dancer Sonal Mansingh, to Rajya Sabha – Firstpost

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday nominated 4 new candidates to the Rajya Sabha beneath Share eighty of the Constitution. The checklist involves three-time MP Ram Shakal, creator and educator Rakesh Sinha, sculpturist Raghunath Mohapatra and classical dancer Sonal Mansingh. The nominees will substitute Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha, Anu Agha, and Okay Parasaran.

File image of Ram Shakal, Rakesh Sinha, Raghunath Mohapatra and Sonal Mansingh.

Here’s a short profile of the 4 nominations:

Ram Shakal: A three-time BJP MP representing Robertsganj constituency of Uttar Pradesh, Shakal has championed the trigger of the farmers, labourers and migrants, in accordance with gracious sources. The Dalit leader comes from a proper RSS background to the BJP. He’ll be making his return to the Parliament after over a decade.

Rakesh Sinha: A widely learn creator and the founder and honorary director of the Delhi-essentially based mostly mostly fair-flit think-tank ‘India Policy Foundation’. Sinha is an affiliate professor at Motilal Nehru College, Delhi University and is currently a member of the Indian Council of Social Science Examine. He shall be a conventional columnist in a range of newspapers and within the future of his student days had contested Delhi University election and ABVP candidate.

Raghunath Mohapatra: He is an internationally current authority on stone carving. Practising since 1959, Mohapatra has trained over 2,000 college students. He has contributed to the preservation of veteran sculpture and ancient monuments, and has worked on the beautification of the Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri. His current works encompass a six toes excessive statue of the Sun God carved in grey sandstone within the Central Corridor of the Parliament. He is currently the president of the Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi

Sonal Mansingh: She is among India’s most main exponents of Indian classical dance and has been performing Bharatnatyam and Odissi for over six decades. She shall be a notorious choreographer, trainer, orator and social activist. Mansingh based mostly the Centre for Indian Classical Dances, Delhi, in 1977. She is currently a trustee of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts and member of the Central Advisory Board on Custom.