President Ram Nath Kovind has nominated India’s Sprint Queen P T Usha and music legend Ilayyaraja as member of the Rajya Sabha for a period of six years.
This was disclosed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter page.
Prime Minister wrote: “The remarkable PT Usha Ji is an inspiration for every Indian. Her accomplishments in sports are widely known but equally commendable is her work to mentor budding athletes over the last several years. Congratulations to her on being nominated to the Rajya Sabha.”
Prime Minister also announced Ilayraja's nomination on Twitter separately:
The creative genius of @ilaiyaraaja Ji has enthralled people across generations. His works beautifully reflect many emotions. What is equally inspiring is his life journey- he rose from a humble background and achieved so much. Glad that he has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha. pic.twitter.com/VH6wedLByC— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 6, 2022
President of India nominates 12 members to Rajya Sabha for a term of six years for their contributions towards arts, literature, sciences, and social service.