Election Commission appoints Maithili Thakur as Bihar’s state icon

  • The Election Commission has appointed folk singer, Maithili Thakur as the state icon for Bihar.
  • She will create awareness among the voters for their participation in the electoral process.
  • She was born in Madhubani district of Bihar.
  • She is a trained in Indian classical and folk music.
  • She was recently selected for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of the Sangeet Natak Akademi for her contribution to the folk music of Bihar for 2021.