On 2nd January 2023, Folk singer Maithili Thakur has been appointed the state icon for Bihar by the Election Commission. Folk singer Maithili Thakur will create awareness among the voters for their participation in the electoral process.
- She is trained in Indian classical and folk music and was selected for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of the Sangeet Natak Akademi for her contribution to the folk music of Bihar for 2021.
- Maithili was born in Bihar’s Madhubani district.
- She sang traditional folk songs of Bihar in Maithili, Bhojpuri and Hindi.
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