Updated: June 18, 2016 1:44:48 pm
Former cricketer and two-time BJP MP Chetan Chauhan has been appointed as National Institute of Fashion Technology’s chairperson, the Indian Express reported today. Unlike the outrage at actor Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as chief of Pune’s Film and Technology Institute of India (FTII), Chauhan’s decoration has evoked humour on Twitter.
“My fashion sense is not being flamboyant but well dressed. I am not dashing fashion-oriented because I have to go with what suits my age. But I like to dress up smartly and well,” he told this newspaper.
The former chairperson of NIFT was Kiran Dhingra, a retired IAS officer and the role of the institute’s chairperson involves making administrative and financial decisions.
According to the NIFT Act 2006, the chairperson of the Board of Governors (BoG) is expected to be “an eminent academician, scientist or technologist or professional, to be nominated by the Visitor” of the institute, which is the President.
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Chauhan says he got the role because of his “experience in banking.”
And Twitter users can’t stop laughing.
Ex-Cricketer Chetan Chauhan is Chief of NIFT.
Love his fashion.
Here he is in Shikari Shambhu’s new Fall collection. pic.twitter.com/PLzBo0i9n2
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) June 18, 2016
— Rajeshwari Kalyanam (@Raj_Kalyanam) June 18, 2016
There’s some good in everything. Imagine for a moment if Pankaj Nihalani had become Chairman of NIFT.
— Ashok Lalla (@ashoklalla) June 18, 2016
#NIFT Cricketer Chetan Chauhan is appointed head of fashion design institute.With same logic BJP may appoint Shaina NC as cricket coach!
— FiLa (@MediaNorms) June 18, 2016
MSG should be made the Joint Head of NIFT + CBFC + FTII ,all problems solved @coolfunnytshirt
— Samyuktha Joshi (@Nifty8020Mode) June 18, 2016
Chetan Chauhan is NIFT chief. India need a cricket coach. How about Rohit Bal?
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) June 18, 2016
— Qayed (@Qayed) June 18, 2016
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 18, 2016
Chetan Chauhar as NIFT chairperson. @AnupamPkher as new RBI governor?
— V Kumara Swamy (@VKSwamy) June 18, 2016
Former cricketer and two-time BJP MP Chetan Chauhan is NIFT chief
Might as well make Sunny Deol a judge in Dance India Dance.
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) June 18, 2016
— Nikhil Aggarwal (@nikhilaggarwal3) June 18, 2016
Bhai’s reaction on hearing the news of Chetan Chauhan’s appointment as NIFT chairman. pic.twitter.com/e5SMFngmep
— Ali (@authentikAli) June 18, 2016
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