Bihar Committed to Promote Art and Culture; Says Nitish Kumar

Artists dancing at the Bihar Kala Diwas in Patna on Monday.

  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday inaugurated the day-long Bihar Kala Diwas at the Adhiweshan Bhawan to celebrate art and culture of Bihar while also reiterating the accomplishments of his government including introduction of prohibition in Bihar and other social projects.

Speaking on the occasion, Kumar said that while Bihar had always been the hub of national politics, it never was a part of any social movement which is what he was trying to usher in the state by imposing prohibition and providing bicycles and school uniform to girl students.

"Bihar had always been the seat of political power in its thousands of years of glorious history. We can see its genetic impact even now when even those living in remote villages talk about politics with ease. However, there has never been a social movement in Bihar. Most movements have been concentrated in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, etc. I am trying to change this with the power trusted in me by the voters of Bihar," he said.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister honored 65 artists from across the state with the 'Bihar Kala Puraskar'.

Kumar also talked about the new museum being built in Patna and the celebration being planned for the 100th anniversary of the finding of 'Yakshini' - a 3rd century statue dating back to 3rd Century BCE found in Deedarganj in Patna in 1917.

The Chief Minister further said that the Art and Culture department of the Nitish administration was working on a program called 'Walk for Bihar' that would feature 25 world famous artists from around the globe. Artists will create paintings on prominent walls across the state to promote the rich cultural aspects of the state.

Later, visitors were treated with a colorful cultural program that was kicked off by none other than Patna's very own folk singer Sharda Sinha who enthralled the audience with her songs followed by a dance by 'Surangan' and Sufi songs by the Khan Brothers.


More News...

Modi Names Another Person Who Allegedly 'Donated' Land to Lalu Family

Oct 18, 2017
Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.
Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday presented yet another damaging report…

Shop till Drop; Patna'ites Open up their Wallets on Dhanteras Day

Oct 18, 2017
Dhanteras shopping in Patna on Tuesday.
Patna: Keeping up with the tradition, Patna'ites on Tuesday made a beeline to their favorite jewelry, utensils, and electronic shops just as others…

Cannot Let Criticisms Distract Me; Says Nitish Kumar

Oct 18, 2017
Nitish Kumar speaking at a program at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Tuesday.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at the "Conclave of New Roadmap' organized by a private news channel at Hotel Maurya in Patna on…

Nitish is CM Due to Other People's Grace; Says Pappu Yadav

Oct 18, 2017
Pappu Yadav sitting at a dharna in Gardanibagh on Tuesday.
Patna: Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader Pappu Yadav, while sitting at a dharna in Gardanibagh on Tuesday, demanded an apology from Union Minister and…

Nitish Surveys Ganga Ghats Ahead of Chhath Festival

Oct 17, 2017
Nitish Kumar reviewing conditions of ghats in Patna on Monday.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday took a boat trip of the Ganga ghats in Patna to review preparation for the upcoming Chhath festival that…

Narendra Modi is a Fearless, Gutsy Leader; Says Nitish Kumar

Oct 16, 2017
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar releasing a book on three years of Narendra Modi administration.
Patna: A day after Prime Minister showered praise on him declaring him one of the best Chief Ministers in the nation, Nitish Kumar returned the favor…


photogallery module

Your Favorite Recipes on PD


Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections