Monday, November 9, 2009

Bihar Foundation
[A Govt. of Bihar Society for NRI/NRB]
6th Floor, Indira Bhawan, R. C. S. Path – 800001
Ph – 0612-2231371, 9431424892,


PR No – BF/09/02

Date – 7-11-09


Hon’ble Dy. C.M., Bihar Sri Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated the Bihar Foundation MUMBAI CHAPTER on 7th Nov, 09 at Y. B. Chawan Auditorium, Nariman Point. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Modi said that Bihar Foundation Mumbai Chapter will work as an Umbrella organisation under whose guidance all other Bihari groups can pave the way for resurgence of Bihar. In a very short span of time many Bihar based groups assembled under the umbrella of the Mumbai Chapter of this unique initiative of the Govt of Bihar. Prominent among them are – Rastriya Bihar Sangh, Bihar Pravasi Mandal, Anjuman-E-Bashindgan-e-Bihar, Bihar Mitra Mandal, Bihar Nav Chetna Sangh. Bihar Vishwakarma Samaj Samiti.

Prominent Bihari Singer and Actor Manoj Tewari, Actress Neetu Chandra, graced the occasion by their invaluable presence. Ms. Chandra announced from the stage that She feels proud to be a Bihari and will play the role of the Ambassador of not only the Foundation but also of Bihar as offered by the Foundation. Mr. Tewari enthralled the audience by his mesmerizing voice and assured everyone that being a member of the Executive Committee of the Chapter he will work day and night for the promotion of Bihari art and culture worldwide.

Dy CM Bihar presented the Awards for excellence to various Bihari achievers who have made us proud. This year the Chapter recommended Mr. B.N. Singh, MD, Alkem Ltd in the field of Business, Mr. Uday Shankar, CEO, Star TV India in Corporate Career, Mr. Udit Narayan Jha, Singer in Performing art, Dr. Badrul Hassan, General Physician in the field of Social Service.

Mr. Modi was also the first person to register himself as a member of the chapter through a call by just dialling 022-67375400, a feature supported by the Spanco Ltd. Any one can be a registered member of the foundation by making a call. This feature will mainly be helpful for the illiterate or other persons who are not internet savvy.

Before this Hon’ble Dy. CM inaugurated the Bihar Foundation Mumbai Chapter office at Dharavi and addressed the gathering of more than five thousand people who were glad to listen about this unique initiative of Govt of Bihar of linking NRB with the State Govt and its people. Hon'ble Dy. C. M. cum-Chairman, Bihar foundation Shri Modi. presented three scholarships of Rs. 500/- per month each to Maharashtrian poor meritorious students namely Sitesh Bharat Shinde, Nilesh Suresh Kaale, Vinod Vijay Golani nominated by local corporators and other local leaders.
A fifteen bed ‘Bihar Medical Center’ was inaugurated at Nagpada The center has provided two general physician one Opthalmologist, one Orthopedic, one Paediatric and one Gynaecologist for the service of NRB and Biharis.

Representatives of some leading companies met Mr. Modi and Mr. Vivek Kumar Singh, CEO of Bihar Foundation and presented his expression to invest more than 200 crore in Bihar in Power and telecom sector. Also, One big power and infrastructure company has shown interest in investing more than Rs. One thousand crore in Power, Road and other infrastructure projects.

Mr. Ravi Shankar Srivastav, Chairman of the Mumbai Chapter of the foundation gave vote of thanks to the team of 22 artists from Bhartiya Nritya Kala Mandir, Patna who performed Bihari Lok Geet under ‘Sanskriti Bodh Srinkhla’ on the occasion and also to Gaurav Jha, Actor and Mime artist, Rashmi Priya, Singer and Akanksha who was the compeer of the show.

The function was also attended by Hon’ble Minister of 'Art, Culture and Youth' Smt. Renu Devi, Chief Executive Officer of Bihar Foundation Sri Vivek Kumar Singh, who is also Secretary, Department of Art, Culture and Youth, Govt. of Bihar and NRB from the diversified field residing in Mumbai.

Satyajit Narayan Singh

Manager Public Relation

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