Bihar Centennial Celebration at Surat
Large turnout of people of Bihar and Jharkhand settled in Gujarat
During the Bihar Centennial Celebration in Surat the Chief Minister Narendra Modi called upon the Bihari families settled in Gujarat to revive the lost glory of Bihar. “Throughout the history, Bihar has been the region that served the mankind most significantly and yet its image today has dulled”, he said.
Bihar Centennial Celebration was held today in Surat, on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, under the aegis of Bihar-Jharkhand Samaj Trust.
Mentioning about Bihar's contribution to the mankind Mr.Modi said that Gujarat and Bihar shares unbreakable ties. The influence of Buddha and Mahavira has been the most even today on Gujarat. Mahatma Gandhi did the Champaran satyagraha on the land of Bihar while Bihar's Jayprakash Narayan launched anti-corruption movement from Gujarat.
Our nation is one single entity. And this oneness is what our ancestors have taught us. Gujarat is known for its hospitality. “ Gujarat welcomes all and respects all. And so, the people who came to Gujarat from Bihar to settle here will find peace and safety in the State”, said Chief Minister.
Bihari people who are settled in Gujarat took part in Gujarat's golden jubilee celebration and same way Gujarat will also rejoice in Bihar's centennial celebrations. The centennial celebration is an opportunity to revive the lost glory of Bihar, he said.
On the occasion, Bihar Health Minister Ashwin Chaube said that Bihar has been the land of Mahavir, Gautam Buddha and King Ashoka. He thanked Mr. Modi for giving all respects and acceptance to the people of Bihar in the State. He exuded faith that Mr. Modi, as a national leader, would continue to act as a guiding force.
Panchayat Minister Narottam Patel, Forest and Environment Minister Mangubhai Patel, MP C.R.Patil, Rajyasabha MP Bharatsinh Parmar, Mayor Rajendra Desai, MLA Kishor Vankavala and Nanubhai Vanani was also present on the occasion.