First Time Since 2012, Nitish, Sushil Modi Observe Rakhi Together

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tying rakhi to a tree in Veer Kunwar Singh Park in Patna on Monday.

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday observed Raksha Bandhan by tying rakhi to a tree in the Veer Kunwar Singh Park, previously known as Harding Park, where he emphasized the need for planting more trees to raise the percentage of green areas in the state.

Nitish Kumar planting a tree at Veer Kunwar Singh Park in Patna on Monday.Nitish Kumar planting a tree at Veer Kunwar Singh Park in Patna on Monday.This is the first time since 2012 both Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi have observed Raksha Bandhan together that they used to celebrate in the company of each other after coming into power in 2005.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister vowed to protect environment in Bihar while also pledging to step up on his efforts to increase the percentage of green areas from 15% to 17% of the total area of the state. He also talked about making Ganga pollution free and using the banks of the river for organic farming.

Kumar also talked about building menagerie for stray animals to clear the streets from roaming cows and dogs and using their waste to produce natural compost to be used in organic farming.

The Chief Minister also ordered the relocation of the statue of Veer Kunwar Singh currently located inside the R-Block Roundabout to Veer Kunwar Singh Park.

Health Minister Mangal Pandey, PHED Minister Vinod Narayan Jha, Bihar Legislative Council Chairperson Awadhesh Narayan Singh and a number of senior government officials were present on the occasion.

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