Friday, 9 September 2011

Bihar News, Latest News from Bihar, News of Bihar, Biharprabha News

Bihar News, Latest News from Bihar, News of Bihar, Biharprabha News

Non Resident Biharis celebrate Eid in Canada

Posted: 08 Sep 2011 11:26 PM PDT

PATNA: Living thousand miles away from Bihar, can not stop Biharis to celebrate the joy of their traditions and festival.Recently Non-Resident Biharis (NRB) living at Canada celebrated the Eid in much the same zeal and happiness , which they do at home.This was organised by Bihar Association of Canada (BACA) and Bihar Foundation, Canada Chapter.Over 300 Biharis attended the fest.
“We Biharis are very happy to listen good things about Bihar and we pray for the growth and development of Bihar,” quotes Menhaj Khan, the vice-chairman of Bihar Foundation, Canada Chapter.
It was a very nostalgic experience for every one present in the park, with traditional Eid Mubarak greeting and feasting on delicacies such as chicken biryani, palak paneer, chicken korma and Bihari ghughni, dahi vada, sewai and many more mouth watering dishes for vegetarian and non-vegetarian crowd to feast on. The food was catered to by a local restaurant owned by a fellow Bihari.

It was Bihari brotherhood at its best. Children and adults enjoyed a day full of outdoor activities involving various games and a small “show and tell” about Bihar and its place in Indian history. It confirms that “one can take a Bihari out of Bihar but no one can take Bihar out of Bihari,” said Rajesh Jha. It is the passion for our motherland that brought the best of Biharis living in Canada. “Such occasions provide us a platform to remember our common heritage as Bihari, which fits perfectly in a multicultural country like Canada,” said Rajesh Nandan Singh, ex-president, BACA.

Patna to have musical walkway along Ganga very soon

Posted: 08 Sep 2011 10:45 PM PDT

Patna will soon have musical walkway along the river Ganga, with trees planted alongside making it one of the favorite hangout places in the city. It will also have recreation clubs at many places alongside the river.Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation (BUIDCO) is going to spend around Rs 125 crore in implementing it.

The six-kilometer-long walkway will originate from Collectorate ghat and end at Nauzar ghat in Patna City. Along this walkway, a park will be constructed at Gaighat and one recreation club each will be made at Collectorate and Bhadra ghats.

To provide a lush green look to the bank of the Ganga in the city, urban designers have planned beautiful landscaping. It has been planned to install over 500 benches along this concrete, 20-feet-wide stretch to provide space to walkers to relax. Trees will be planted at the southern side of this walkway to ensure greenery and fresh air.

A total of 17 ghats will be developed, landscaped and beautified under this project. These will be besides the four ghats which have already been developed by the Bihar government like Gandhi ghat where Bihar’s tourism department organizes Ganga aarti. According to the architects, development of each ghat would cost around Rs 2.5 crore.

At four places link walkway, which will be slightly above the ground, will be developed. Due to unfit geographical condition, pathways are difficult to be developed at these points.

The World Bank president, Robert Zoellick, who had visited Bihar recently, had expressed interest in the project. The bank is ready to provide finance for the purpose.

“The project was taken up to ensure effective abatement of pollution and conservation of the Ganga. Not only will the development of walkway provide breathing space to city-dwellers, but also play a significant role in keeping the city clean,” Bihar’s urban development principal secretary Shashi Shekhar Sharma said.

In view of the huge response to Ganga aarti at the Gandhi ghat here, it has been recommended that out of the 17 ghats, five ghats will be specially developed so that more aartis could be performed.

“These ghats will have recreation as their basic theme. The project will have a far-reaching effect on the transformation of the urban life of the city,” said Nishant Lall, urban designer, who is also working on the project.

To honor the martyrs and Ex-servicemen from Bihar

Posted: 08 Sep 2011 10:38 PM PDT

Dedicated to Ex-Servicemen, who shed their lives for the country.The Ex-Servicemen of Bihar have decided to dedicate this Entire Month for the martyrs.During this they would visit each district of Bihar and garland the portraits of martyrs and honour their widows

According to Bihar Ex-servicemen League president Col (retd) V K Singh, Bihar is the second largest state after Punjab in terms of the number of ex-servicemen. Bihar contributes a lot to defence services. Yet, the facilities being given to the ex-servicemen are inadequate, particularly for their rehabilitation and medical aid, he said.

Lauding the role of the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, Singh said that Bihar government had no doubt given a new life to ex-servicemen by appointing about 15,000 ex-servicemen as Special Auxiliary Police (SAP), of which 3,000 have been deployed at sensitive jails and other such areas to deal with law and order more effectively.

Singh said that ex-servicemen would take out a rally in each district and honour widows of martyrs and pay their gratitute to martyrs living in villages. The objective behind observing Ex-servicemen Week throughout September is to remember all martyrs and their widows living in Bihar, he said. “It is good that the state government has decided to set up six new complexes at a cost of Rs 1 crore each at Ara, Chhapra, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Munger and Motihari for establishing Zila Sainik Kalyan Kendras. However, there is immediate need to fill 13 vacant posts of Zila Kalyan Adhikari in the state,” he said.

Stressing the need for setting up more defence units and establishments in Bihar, Singh said that the defence ministry should give a thought to set up newly-raised Mountain Strike Corps’ headquarters in Bihar, for which about 4,000 to 5,000 acres of land would be required as it would lead to development of a new township on the pattern of Siliguri and Binaguri located in West Bengal. It could further improve the socio-economic condition of Bihar, he said, adding Bihar has only Danapur cantonment so far.

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