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27 Nov 2012
Patna: State Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintu, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, said that the President of Mauritius Kailash Purryag would be visiting Bihar in the first week of January to explore his ancestral roots in the state.
"Mauritians, whose ancestors left Bihar several years ago, are interested in finding their roots in the state. For this, the state government will open a Mauritius Information Center in Patna where Mauritians could get help find their ancestral roots," Pintu said.
To promote Bhojpuri language in Mauritius, the state administration, in cooperation with the Mauritius government, would organized a mega Bhojpuri festival that would also entail cultural exchanges between Bihar and the island nation, the minister said.
Pintu also announced the proposed visit of over 4,000 British soldiers with Buddhist faith to Rajgir and Bodh Gaya on a 10-day trip. The date of their visit is yet to be finalized, he said.
The minister would be inaugurating the world-famous Harihar Kshetra Mela, also known as Sonepur Fair of Bihar, on Tuesday.