Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
My best wishes to the Bangalore chapter of our foundation. Though I am leaving Bangalore now, I really hope to be an active member of Bihar foundation to contribute to the development of our state.
With best regards,
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Mr. Shakil also informed about his ‘Kainat Foundation’ under whose aegis he has opened a school at his village Kako, Jehanabad to uplift the education system of his native people. The school is seven kilometers from the town but fortunate to get the CBSE affiliation. “I live in Qatar but my heart beats for Bihar. I want to payback to my motherland whatever I could”- said Mr. Shakil.
It was unanimously agreed that Bihar Foundation, Bihar will open its Chapter at Doha in association with ‘Indian association for Bihar & Jharkhand’. The chapter will communicate in two ways – one, what the Government can do for the migrated Biharis and another what NRBs can do for the development of Bihar. Soon NRBs of Qatar will meet & frame up the shape of the Doha Chapter & send the list of Executive Committee members to the parent body for approval. Mr. Shakil promised to bring social entrepreneur like him for developing Bihar and would also promote art, culture and image of Bihar in Qatar.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
His Excellency Ambassador Manish Uprety at UN Office.
Copy to : Col. Ajay Sharma (Charge d’ Affairs- Fox Group Companies)
Dr. Sabiha Mehdi (Director)
Architect Gyaneshwar Prasad (Design and Planning)
Dr. Naseer K. Jaidah (at Bahrain Office)
Mr. Satyajit N. Singh-Manager Public Relation, Bihar Foundation, Govt of Bihar.
Eng. S.K Singh – Chief Project Head (Fox Power Project- Bihar)
Dear Sirs and Madam,
I am happy to receive to approval letter from Government of Bihar for setting up Power Plant 30+MW Capacity in each 38 Districts of Bihar. You all will be glad to know that the Government Machinery is highly Co-operative and no dought Mr. Ashok Kumar Sinha, IAS Principle Secretary, Industry Department Bihar and Director Technical – Mr. Mahesh Prasad and the team will show the world the developed Bihar. We all at Fox Group salutes these officers of Government of Bihar. As per the targeted time we will finish the task off setting of Power Project. We will be officially announcing it in Bihar on 5th of December, 2009.
Now, I have gone through your mail regarding Fox Health Care Limited. I am happy with the suggestion of Amb. Uprety for seeing this health care not for money making but for serving to mankind. We accept the views of Amb. Uprety and will lead this program in point of view with care for woman and children. We have planned to dedicate the name for all 38 Hospital in each 38 districts in the name of everyone’s mother – “Maa”. This hospital will be of 50 Bed and with all maternity facility. We will be seeking help of UN – WHO body for this program. And in Phase Second in the year 2012 we will exceed to Block levels in Bihar. And Phase –III in 2015 will reach to each Panchayat.
Funding has been sought from :
Mr. E. Landerson
Komeet Relation Co.Jan van Goyenstraat 19
Almere- The Netherlands.
The Amount Requested and accepted by them is Euros 300 Million for ten years at the rate of 6% against Bank Guarantee. Now, you will be understanding why I was in hurry to put Power Plant in Bihar, these all hospitals will be supported by 100% power backup and Infrastructure. And definitely we will ask gentle and genuine doctors to step in with us. I am sorry for not making it 100% free of cost why Becoz this will be developed thru International Finances and it has to remitted at the right time. Later on after 10 years or 12 years when my dream hospitals will be running autonomously will be free and will make it Non – Profit Making organization.
For me Country rather my State First – if you or any one who is not having faith in my View, please quit. This is the right time.
Again , I am thankful to the guidance provided by Amb. Uprety, Col. Sharma and other members and well wishers of Fox Group Companies.
Any suggestions are welcome.
(Chairman & Managing Director )
FOX PETROLEUM FZC, UAE
P.O. Box : 10559Ras- Al- Khaimah, UNITED ARAB EMIRATESP
hone : +971-50-7698431 (UAE)Phone : +91-9873073480
E-mail : email@example.com
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
[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
BIHAR TO GET MORE THAN 200 CRORE INVESTMENT THROUGH THE MUMBAI CHAPTER
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
Friday, October 30, 2009
- Inauguration of Mumbai Chapter by Dy CM Sri Sushil Kumar Modi on 7th November, 09
- Prticipation in India International Trade Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi [14-27th Nov.09] Bihar Day on 20th Nov. 09
- To give final shape to the Delhi Chapter and finalize the schedule for opening
- Preparation for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, 2010
- Expected Date for Kolkata Chapter Opening - 25-27th December, 09 [To be finalized in Nov]
- Date for Banglore Chapter to be finalized
- Approval of UAE CHAPTER, headed by Mr. Omer Hezazin
- Approval of SOUTH KOREA CHAPTER, headed by Mr. Bibhhuti Bikramaditya
- Approval of MUMBAI CHAPTER, headed by Mr. Ravi Shankar Srivastava
- Internal/Core Group Meeting for DELHI CHAPTER at Bihar Bhawan
- Uploading of New Website of Bihar Foundation [www.biharfoundation.in]
- Coordination in the projects of two NRIs - Dr. Mahima Pandeya, UK [Health Centre at his native village in Gopalganj Dist] and Dr. Sanjay and Dr. Tina Malhotra, UK [Psychiatry Camp at Sheikhpura Dist]
Dear Shri Satyajit Singh Ji,
Warm greetings from Widnes, Cheshire, England.
Thank you very much indeed for your encouraging e mail. Simply I have no word to express my gratitude. I was on the point of giving up my dream after struggling for the last three years on this project, but your e-mail has given the fresh life to the project. This is the first time that some one from the Bihar govt administartion has contacted me about this pilot project.
I have now got your telephone no and I shall be in touch with you early next month when I will be at the medical centre in my village.
With very best wishes and kindest regards.
Dr Mahima Pandey
Founder and Chairman
Indo-British Medical Association Limited, UK
(Registered in England and Wales as a limited company)
Monday, October 5, 2009
Dear Mr. Satyajit,
Thank you very much for your time and courtesy you extended to me , when I visited your office in Patna. It was nice meeting you.
I would also like to extend my sincere thanks and admiration to you and Government of Bihar for doing everything possible in order to uplift the living standard of people of Bihar. The result is tremendous. One can see the development on all the fronts.
Good road infrastructure, reliable law and order situation, Empowerment of weaker section of society, cooperative government officials and people friendly government has given peace of mind and happiness to the people of Bihar for the first time.
I have spent almost 21 years out of India, first as student and now as an entrepreneur.
In some ways, I am also part of the initiative taken by Honorable Chief Minister and Hon'ble Dy Chief Minister to develop Bihar. My company Okpet Construction and Services Pvt. Ltd. Is constructing roads and bridges in interior parts of Bihar.
Our Charitable Trust (Madina Educational Welfare Trust) is also doing incredible job. You can visit the site to get an idea about its initiatives. http://www.mewtrust.org/
Our presence is in four continents and will be more than happy to work with your organization for betterment of the Bihari People.
We have very active presence in Bahrain, Bulgaria, Canada and United Arab Emirates.
Please let me know if I can be of any help to you.
Chief Executive Officer
Oryx Productions L.L.C.
P.O.BOX 11830, DUBAI
United Arab Emirates
Tel:+971 4 3450044, 3460060
Mobile: +971 50 4528448
Fax:+971 4 3455145
"The ambulance will be used for organizing health camps in various areas of Bihar," said Dr. Rajay Narain, the foundation Secretary, Manchester, UK.
Dr. Narain further informed that the Foundation recently took over the Karjain Health Centre in Supaul with the help of PRAYAS, an NGO, and the Government of Bihar, to provide basic health care facilities in the area.
An eye camp was organized by the Foundation last month during which 50 patients with cataract problem were operated upon completely free of charge.
The Foundation will soon launch a number of health programs to address problems related to hypertension, diabetes, and Heart Disease, Dr. Narain said.
The BDF, in the last few years, has organized several health camps and flood relief operations in Bihar.
The organization consists mainly of Biharis settled in the UK. Some of the active members are Prof. G. K. Verma, Dr. Ashok Pathak, Dr. Murli Sinha, Dr. Amit Kishore, Dr. Rajay Narain, Dr. Chhitij Mohan, Dr. Anurodh Bhawnani, Dr. S. M. S. Raza, and Dr. Vishwajeet Kumar.
The function was attended by a number of physicians including Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal (MP), Dr. Bimal Karak, BDF National Coordinator, Dr. B. B. Verma, Dr. Jaipuriyrar, Dr. A. S. B. Sahay, Dr. Anurag Verma and Mrs. Chanda Prasad.
Friday, September 18, 2009
- KOLKATA CHAPTER OPENING - 11th October
- BANGLORE CHAPTER OPENING - Date to be finalised soon.
- DELHI CHAPTER - Internal Meeting with the Diaspora at Delhi & NCR at 1st Oct., 09, Likely to be opened by PBD, 10
- NE-USA CHAPTER - In association with BJANA, USA - Approval letter to be sent and List of Executive Committee members to be announced
- S. KOREA Chapter - Headed by Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Chairman, Bihar Brains - Soon to be announced.
- Mutual Partnership with Bihar Brains to be signed soon.
- Proposal Invited from the NRBs for the SURAT, AHMEDABAD, HYDERABAD, JAIPUR & MUMBAI CHAPTER.
- Coordination in the Health Project of Indo-British Medical Association of Dr. Mahima Pandeya, UK at Ameya village, Gopalganj.
- Coordination in the 'Psychiatry Camp' Project of Dr. Sanjay Kumar & Tina Malhotra, UK at Sheikhpura
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The national calamity in Bihar following the Kosi river changing its course highlights the state of affairs in Bihar, once rated as the best in administration. Since taking over as the state chief minister, Nitish Kumar has been trying to rebuild the system of governance that has virtually broken down. When he came to power in Bihar in 2005, it was heralded as the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the state. Nitish Kumar became the chief minister, with a promise to turn the state around. Three years on, Mr Kumar seems to be on track, although Bihar might take a while to show results.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
TNN 29 August 2009, 05:05am IST
PATNA: The next global meet of Bihar Foundation, formed by the state government to attract investments from Bihari NRIs and those living outside the state, will be held in the last week of January, 2010. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi.
The meeting also decided that a Bihar minister or a senior bureaucrat will interact with Bihari NRIs and those living outside their state through internet and will apprise them of the steps taken for development of the state. Suggestions would also be sought from them in this regard.
The meeting decided to open more chambers of the foundation outside Bihar and abroad. The chambers will be opened in Kolkata and Banaglore soon. There is a move to open chambers in Mumbai, Jaipur and Bhopal and also in the UK, the USA, Russia, Australia, Canada, Mauritius and Gulf countries.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Nice to hear something from someone associated with the Bihar Foundation at last. We were trying our best to get updates on this initiative for a long time. I personally met our esteemed Deputy CM Sri Sushil Kumar Modi on my visit to Patna last year and was impressed by his enthusiatic approach to Bihar Foundation.
You will find several news clips on the Bihar Jharkhand Sabha Australia (BJSM) website on Forum page for Bihar Foundation Board about the launch of Bihar Foundation in Canberra and Melbourne by Shri Sushil Modi himself. There are several other clips available on internet http://www.managementparadise.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-14338.html and http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070620/asp/frontpage/story_7946671.asp. I mean it is already here in Canberra and in Melbourne, and the members are looking for your input. I may arrange someone from our association to take lead in Sydney, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.
You may be interested to know or may be aware that Bihar Jharkhand Sabha Australia has set up its chapters in every State and Territory in Australia and enjoys membership of more than 180 families in Australia. We have different modes of get togethers and we meet 3-4 times a year in all major cities.
I hope you will be able to send us the newsletter or any information on projects run by the Bihar Foundation. Our next meet in Melbourne is scheduled on 9 August 2009. We would be grateful if you could provide some information on your programmes that may be shared with our members in Melbourne and be made available on the website for members from other cities.
We are helping existing members, newcomers and any potential immigrant/student from Bihar or Jharkhand for every possible needs. Further, we organised two sessions of Bhajan Sandhya in Canberra and Sydney and were able to collect more than $10,000 dollars for CM Fund for Flood Victims last year. The report can be viewed at the website.
You will be pleased to know that the BJSM is an association with presence in all major cities and people from other community groups look at us for leadership and inspiration. I must admit that the web presence is contributing significantly to our ever expanding role. Additionally, we are also extending help to other communty groups and winning their goodwill.
I have already provided a link of Bihar Foundation on our website http://www.bjsm.org/.
9 John Winter Street, Gungahlin ACT 2912.
Tele : +61 2 6253 8714
Mob : +61 421 642 502
Monday, July 20, 2009
Although I live in Australia but my heart still beats for India rather for Bihar. I have keen interest in Bihar related causes and try to do my bit to See a BETTER Bihar and have been involved in various socio-economic projects for Bihar.
I have written an email to the person behind Bihar Jharkhand Sabha Melbourne, Australia (BJSM) and will wait to see what his response is in next few days. I will distribute the brochures etc to everyone possible.
Samir Kumar Mishra
Technocrat, Brisbane, Australia
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Bihar Foundation, Patna salutes their love and emotion for their motherland. Inspite of being far away from their Bihar, they have always kept Bihar in a corner of their heart. Their love and emotion for Bihar is evident form the fact that they have established Bihar based organisation named 'Bihar Development Foundation' in UK & celebrate events of Bihari essence. They always wanted to know and do something for their motherland.
Let the whole world know that Biharis are at the top everywhere and at the same time they think for the development of their motherland.
Monday, July 6, 2009
After the advertisement and the facilities Bihar Foundation, India is going to provide to NRB'S for investment in Bihar I am confident that you shall be inundated with queries, hopefully some of which can end up in sponsored projects by NRB'S. I would very strongly recommend that a similar set up be formed in Jharkhand so that people from jharkhand[OLD BIHAR]get the same benifit.Here in the UK or North America it is still BIHAR not The divided Bihar as Jharkhand & Bihar we all feel as one and meet and treat each other as one.
Friday, April 17, 2009
It could well be the script of Shah Rukh Khan's Swades. A local lad chucks a high-paying job in the states to bring light to his remote, off-the grid village in Bihar's West Champaran district.
Villagers found light when local lad Gyanesh Pandey came home from Los Angeles, chucking a promising career in engineering to spark this revolution with his friend Ratnesh. His undergraduate mates, Manoj Sinha and Charles 'Chip' Ransler, from the University of Virginia, raised funds and soon the village was empowered.
His two other expat Bihari friends and an American mate, helping him script this bright turnaround story.
After living in the dark ages for decades, a forgotten village in Bihar's west Champaran district, has found the power to light up its future. It comes from this plant that runs on rice husk, a forgotten technology.
"I can see why we lack innovation and everything, like to me. It all comes down to dignity and self-respect, unless you have that, you can't let your imagination fly. It is the very core of your living and that's something we lack here the most," said Gyanesh Pandey.
"This is enabling my own people, distant relatives you can say, or my own extended family. This is most inspiring," he added.
"The word 'enabling' is the key here. This is to help people help themselves, "said charles Ransler, Gyanesh friend.
Two villages have been electrified so far. Others are clamouring to join Gyanesh's light brigade, which also promises to reverse migration from the area.
"A powerhouse like this will remove the trouble of kerosene, it will bring happiness, children will study at home. We'll be able to watch TV, " said Bala Gupta, villager.
From darkness to light, it has been a terribly long wait for the villagers in Dhanaha, a dream that they could not even imagine to dream has finally seen light here।
Thanks to Gyanesh and his friends, who preferred and succeeded in chasing a mirage instead of the American Dream, which was theirs for the asking.
Courtesy – Dr. T. L. S. Bhaskar, Diaspora Foundation
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Amartya K Sen*
Bihar’s history and its achievements include its role in uniting India. The first all-India empire, the Mauryas, based in Patliputra, and established some uniformity of law and order across much of the country.
Some of the early achievements of Bihar, in its leading role in India, are the following:
Development of Education: The remarkable record of Nalanda, which is perhaps the oldest university in the world, and which flourished as a global institution of higher learning from 5th to 12th century. (1.2) The pioneer Mathematician Aryabhata’s migration to Kusumpur or Patna to be closer to the community of mathematicians.(1.3) Focus of education in general – not just higher education- in Buddha’s pronouncements and in Buddhist practice : the culture of “vihara”.
Advancement of public health care: The trail-blazing tradition of free medical service for all in Patliputra, which so impressed Faxian (Fa-Hsien) in early fifth century.
Government by discussion: Buddhist global councils, the first in Rajagriha just after Buddha’ death, the second in Vaishali a century later, and the third-the largest- in Patliputra, hosted by Ashoka, in the third century BC. Decisions on religious and social matters taken after extensive public discussions, with exchange of information and options.
Rule of law and governance in the interest of the people: Developed as a theory in the Arthasastra, by Kautilya, and in a less punitive form by Ashoka, as elaborated in his stone inscriptions. These theories were in varying extent ,put into practice by the Mauryas and other regimes based in Patliputra.
The building of physical infrastructure: Sher Shah, whose large empire in early sixteenth century was centred in Bihar, was visionary on constructing infrastructure of roads, bridges, etc. across India.
Resistance ti inequality and exclusion: Buddhism itself can be seen as the first pervasive protest against caste-based hierarchy. The exclusion of women from major roles in the society and in the family have also been resisted in Buddhism (even though Buddha was opposed to the ordaining of women as priests, his teachings gave active and major roles of women).Many of the later rebellions against traditional hierarchy in India have also been originated in Bihar.
These issues demand examination not only in terms of historical experience, but also for their relevance to current problems that have persistently plagued contemporary Bihar for quite some time now (including high illiteracy, frequent medical neglect, sharp economic and social inequality, low development of infrastructure, high incidence of social disorder).
What we learn from early achievements of Bihar helps us to address and conquer the persistent disadvantages that are restraining Bihar back in the contemporary world। We cann’t bury ourselves in the past, but the past of this exceptional region of India offers both inspiration and guidance.
*Amartya K Sen, Nobel Laureate and Lamont University Professor at the Harvard University, USA
21 Feb, 2009 : speech of Amartya Sen : Indira Gandhi Science Complex (Planatarium) Patna.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Pl inform us about any Bihari Person who has achieved anything anywhere –
Bihar IAS gets first Jamshedji Tata Fellowship
A senior Bihar cadre IAS officer Manoj K Srivastava got the Jamshedji Tata Fellowship which has been established in London School of Economics(LSE) in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai। He would join the institute for two years for a research project on pro-poor governance in India। With an academic bent of mind, Srivastava had earlier done some prestigious research work at Cambridge university and London School of Economics। Srivastava was also selected as a SPURS fellow at MIT, USA in 2002 where he worked with Judith Tendler, a renowned authority on governance।“Since my core interest was always in understanding the intricate nuances of governability at the lowest level of the society, this would be a great opportunity to understand the pro poor governance particularly in the Hindi heartland of India”said Srivastava.