15 June : The President of India has appointed Smt. Amal Allana as the Chairperson of the National School of Drama Society, the premier theatre training institute of India, for a second term of four years with immediate effect.Smt. Amal Allana is an eminent theatre personality. Smt. Allana has directed several plays, a number of which have won national and international awards. She has received many honours including awards from Delhi Natya Sangh (1994), Sahitya Kala Parishad (1996), NEFA (1991), Czech TV (1982) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Direction (1998).