Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bihar day 2011 celebration at Bangalore

On March 22, 2011, All the people of Bihar celebrated Bihar day with happiness, enthusiasm and Pride. There were functions organized at several places inside Bihar and Outside Bihar

In Bangalore, there was a huge ceremony organized at Hockey Stadium, Nanjappa road, Bangalore.  Other details at Facebook page. This event was Organized by Bihar Foundation - Bangalore Chapter 

Function started with the Lightening of candle by Chief guest Member of Parliament Syed Shahnawaz Hussain  I.G Amar Kumar Pandey and other dignitaries.

It was followed by Karnataka State song, Vande Mataram performed by Hardik Melodies (A band started by folks from Bihar in Bangalore)

Then welcome speech was presented by Shri Amar Kumar Pandey IPS. Chairman, Bihar Foundation – Bangalore Chapter. It was very energetic and enlightening words, which made all of us very proud of being a Bihari. He said, there was time, Biharis outside of bihar used to hide his native information and at several instances, poor Biharis were physically assaulted, But the perception of World is changing about Bihar and Biharis. He also shared one instance when, a person from Mauritius met him in South Africa and wanted desperately  to talk to him in Bhojpuri as that person's fore-fathers were from Bihar and still his Mother speaks Bhojpuri.

Later, the gathering was addressed by Bhaskar Rao, I.P.S., Commissioner for Transport & Road Safety. He basically belongs to karnataka but has great respect for Bihar.

This was followed by enthralling speech by Syed Shahnawaz Hussain. He said, Bihar is on growth track under the leadership of Nitish Kumar and Sushil kumar modi. There were various lighter moments he shared with us. He explained various initiatives taken by state govt. in order to improve the life of common man in Bihar and brand image of Bihar. Also He said that, Bihar does not have many resources after separation of Jharkhand  and Bihar should be given special state status.

There was various songs performed by  Hardik melodies. After this we had nice Buffet dinner arranged. We all enjoyed it.

Happy Bihar Day .. Jai Bihar .. Jai Karnataka .. Jai Hind ..

Some of the events pictures.