NRI meet ends with pledge to develop Bihar, Assembly speaker assures NRIs of govt’s support

PATNA: Bihar is moving swiftly on the path of development. The state has made significant achievements on various fronts ranging from agriculture and healthcare to education and employment. It may not be seen from faraway but it is very much evident on the ground, said Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly Awadh Bihari Choudhary.

He was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 5th Bihar Times Conclave 2023, the three-day NRI meet, held in Patna from Dec.1-3, 2023. The annual conclave was attended by a large number of Bihari diaspora settled in various countries including the US, Australia, Sweden, Japan, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia.

“Don’t get disappointed by negative propaganda about the state. Certain vested interests keep trying to spread baseless propaganda and rumours. No propaganda can stop Bihar to attain new heights. Propaganda can't decide Bihar’s fate, only progress can. There are some shortcomings but the Bihar government stands united with its people to improve the scenario,” he said.

Earlier, Choudhary presented the ‘Shreshth Bihar-Navanirmaan Yugal’ award to BPSC Chairman Atul Prasad and SIDBI General Manager Anubha Prasad for making significant contribution in enhancing people’s life in Bihar.

Atul Prasad recently hogged the limelight for successfully organising the drive to recruit about 1.25 lakh teachers in a single phase. Anubha Prasad has made significant impact by founding Karekeba Ventures (Kare-ke-ba), the pioneering incubation-cum-impact investment platform for startups and innovation-businesses working for under-served geographies of India.

“Atul joins me in thanking everyone for considering us worthy of the award. This has inspired us to change even more lives with our humble efforts and contribute to the development and transformation of Bihar,” said Anubha.

During the three-day conclave social scientists, industry leaders, experts and professionals from across the world participated in brainstorming sessions to identify strategies that will enable Bihar to grow in a more equitable and inclusive manner.

Ajay Kumar, Bihar Times Editor and Chief Convenor of the Conclave, said that a taskforce will be formed to draft and document each session which will be presented to various stake-holders and government institutions.


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