03 Aug 2011
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function at Secretariat Conference Room in Patna on Wednesday, released two books on the life and work of India's first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
Published by the Bihar State Archives, the Chief Minister released 'Dr. Rajendra Prasad – Select Documents', and 'Walking Down the Lane: A Pictorial Tribute to Dr. Rajendra Prasad' in the presence of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh, Rural Working Minister Bheem Singh, Small Irrigation Minister Awadhesh Kushwaha, and Mining Minister Satyanarayan Arya, among others.
"Dr. Prasad was one of a kind and it is our duty to bring his life and work to the public by all necessary means so the coming generation could also learn from his glorious personal and political accomplishments," Kumar said.
The Chief Minister also shed light on the celebrated history of Bihar saying its contribution in the freedom struggle and the human civilization could not be undermined.
"The ground underneath Biharis brimming with rich and glorious history and all efforts should be made to preserve them," he said emphasizing the need for more excavation and preservation of the artifacts.
Kumar also talked about the new, state-of-the-art museum being built on Bailey Road.
"World class architects and specialists are being consulted on building this museum that would become a major landmark of the state capital preserving the history of the state," the Chief Minister said.
On the occasion, Kumar also released a book on the history of earthquake written by Bharti Sharma.