Pankaj Tripathi Named ‘National Icon’ By ECI

Current Affairs

  • Mirzapur actor Pankaj Tripathi has been named the “National Icon” of the election commission of India. At an event organized on October 4, 2022, the award-winning actor was made a “national icon” on the basis of his association with ECI in creating awareness among voters.
  • The announcement was made by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar. Further CEC and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey on October 4 launched a voter awareness radio series in collaboration with All India Radios. 52 episodes, each 15 minutes long will be broadcast on Vividh Bharati stations every Friday. The first episode of “Metadata Junction” will be aired on October 7, 2022.
  • Pankaj Tripathi has appeared in films and television shows such as Mirzapur, Sacred Games, Mimi, and Newton.
  • Pankaj Tripathi addressed the audience, recalling his experiences as a first-time voter. He claimed that the process granted him not only the right to vote, but also the right to be respected as a contributory voice in democracy.

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