The eminent founder-President and CEO of the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA), Zia Mohyeddin has been elevated, with his consent, as President Emeritus of NAPA with effect from 1st September 2021.
He will continue to impart teaching and guidance to students and faculty and will receive his existing remuneration and facilities.
In its meeting held on 28th August 2021, the volunteer-based Board of Directors of NAPA under the Chairmanship of Syed Jawaid Iqbal unanimously recorded its deep appreciation for the invaluable services rendered by Mr. Zia Mohyeddin from the very inception of NAPA in 2005 and continuing for the next 15 years.
The Board also recorded its recognition of the exceptionally high standard of education, training and production of plays by NAPA since its formation.
The Institution has also trained a large number of talented young women and men in diverse aspects of the performing arts who are presently contributing actively to radio, TV, theatre, music, dance and other aspects of the country’s cultural content and progress.
To address challenges emerging from rapidly-changing conditions, the Board also decided to initiate a process of organizational restructuring to increase clarity of responsibilities on departmental and individual levels.
The entire faculty and staff of NAPA was briefed about the transitionary phase by Syed Jawaid Iqbal, Chairman of NAPA in a meeting held on 31st August 2021.
He was accompanied by Mr. Zia Mohyeddin and by other Board Members: Mr. Tariq Kirmani, Mr. Satish Anand, Mr. Shahrukh Hassan, Ms. Fauzia Naqvi.
Other Board Members include Mr. Anwar Rammal, Ms. Roshan Barucha, Ms. Salima Hashmi, Ms. MahtabRashdi and nominees of the Federal Government and the Sindh Government.