Jammu and Kashmir Governor Narinder Nath Vohra in the last week of June 2017 was appointed the President of the India International Centre (IIC).
Vohra was appointed as the president at the Annual General Meeting, which was held on 23 June 2017.
The appointment was made after eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee quit the presidential post.
About Narinder Nath Vohra
• Narinder Nath Vohra is the 12th Governor of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir.
• He is the first civilian Governor of Jammu and Kashmir in 18 years after Jagmohan.
• He served in the IAS between 1959 and 1994.
• He has also served as Defence Secretary from 1990 to 1993 and Principal Secretary to Prime Minister I. K. Gujral in 1997-98.
• He also served as a member of the National Security Advisory Board from 1998 to 2001.
• In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for his service to the nation.
About India International Centre
• The India International Centre is a well known non-official organisation situated in New Delhi.
• Its foundation stone was laid in 1960 by Japanese prince Akihito who had come for his honeymoon.
• It was designed by Joseph Allen Stein, an American architect who practised in New Delhi from 1955 to 1995.
• It was inaugurated in 1962.
• It serves as a meeting place for the various cultural and intellectual offerings the city has to offer.
• It operates on grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, and universities that have become members of the IIC foundation.
Who: Narinder Nath Vohra
When: Last week of June 2017