Bihar Foundation Australia Chapter (BFAC) has conferred the first Bihar Pride Award 2012 (BPA) to Shri Pratyaya Amrit, Secretary, Road Construction Dept. for his outstanding contribution in development of Bihar.
Bihar Pride Award has been instituted by Bihar Foundation Australia Chapter and is conferred to those individual who does outstanding work in development of Bihar. 'We strongly believe that Shri Amrit truly deserves this recognition as he has shown that with sheer determination, sincerity, commitment and hard work one can make so much difference in the society. With his outstanding work and leadership, he has not only inspired the people of Bihar but many more across the globe also' – said Amit Das, Secretary, Bihar Foundation Australia Chapter. He added - It is our social responsibility to encourage, promote and recognize those individuals who make us feel proud of being Bihari.
'We are thankful to Shri Pratyaya Amrit, IAS who came to Sydney to receive this honor and personally inspired the Bihar community by spending some valuable time with us. It was indeed a great moment for all of us'- said Mr. Shekhar Kishore. All the prominent NRI/NRB and executive committee members of Bihar Foundation Australia Chapter were present on the occasion. While interacting with NRB in Australia Shri Pratyaya Amrit talked about ongoing development work and changed scenario in Bihar. He said that hard work is continued under dynamic political leadership to bring prosperity and development to Bihar. He also highlighted many positive initiatives recently taken by the government. Response of NRB/NRI was overwhelming about positive changes in Bihar. Everyone said in one voice that they feel proud to be Bihari and also want to contribute in the development of Bihar in whatever way they could. While some were interested in doing work in education sector others were interested in disabled community service, health care. At the same time NRB also shared the works of BFAC. Shri Amrit was overwhelmed to know about the ongoing establishment of an international level Engineering College in Forbesganj by Shri Amit Das and also praised the efforts of other NRB in Australia. He promised to give full support to the NRB if they want to contribute in the development of Bihar.
The program was well managed and coordinated under the young and dynamic leadership of NRI Shri Amit Kumar Das, Secretary, Bihar Foundation Australia Chapter. 'We thank the Govt. for establishing 'Bihar State Industrial Investment Advisory Council'. I hope the council would develop a mechanism for tracking the investment. I would also thank Bihar Foundation Team at Patna for continuous support and encouragement which further motivate us and give us strength to move forward in building a brand Bihar over here' said Amit Das.