The Bihar Foundation US, East Coast Chapter celebrated Bihar Diwas at the Consulate General of India, NY, in partnership with BJANA and CGI, NY. The program began with a message from the Hon. Bihar Governor on the occasion of Bihar Diwas and Hon. CM Shri Nitish Kumar’s congratulatory and best wishes message. The program showcased Bihar’s tourism destinations, cultural heritage, Madhubani paintings, and culinary delights. Hon. Consul General of India, NY, Shri Binaya Pradhan congratulated the Bihari diaspora on the occasion of Bihar Diwas and also shared his affinity to Bihar as he hails from Orissa. He spoke about Bihar's illustrious leadership, including Dr. Rajendra Prasad and scientist Aryabhata. Mr. Santa Mishra recited the "Bihar Diwas poem" written by him.

FIA President Dr. Avinash Gupta discussed the healthcare sector improvements, including the Bihar AIMS in Patna and the upcoming AIMS in Darbhanga. Mr. Sanjeev Singh, President of the Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA), highlighted infrastructure development in Bihar and unexplored opportunities. Mr. Rajnish Ojha represented the Bihar Jharkhand Association of New England (BJANE) and advocated for unity to make Bihar great again. Chairman Bihar Foundation US East Coast, Alok Kumar, discussed the recent opportunities in Bihar, especially in information technology, mentioning companies like Tiger Analytics and HCL Technology expanding in Bihar. Dr. Krishna P Singh has already signed a 3000 Cr. deal in green energy. He emphasized the need for Biharis to contribute to Bihar's development wherever they are. He urged people to visit Bihar and witness its potential in tourism and industries. He also thanked the Bihar Tourism Department for showcasing Bihar's attractions. He urged the people of Bihar to work together for the state's growth. M. Kumar ended his speech with a quote from his friend Dr. Prakash Jha: "Bharat Badal Raha Hai, Bihar Bhi Badalega."

Cultural representation was done by Ms. Anandita Jha through a contemporary dance on the song "Aaju Mithila Nagaria." The program then moved to celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals with the Bihar Vishwa Gaurav Samman. Dr. K.P. Singh, Founder & CEO of Holtec International, was recognized for his contributions in the field of nuclear waste management. He spoke about his pride in being a Bihari and his commitment to bringing more green energy to Bihar. The 2nd honoree, Mr. Amit Choudhary, COO at Wipro Limited, discussed the collective spirit of Bihar and its potential for growth. Dr. Dinesh Ranjan, founder of PRAN Medical Group, highlighted the growing healthcare needs of underprivileged people in Bihar. The 4th honoree, Mr. Abhinave Atul, Director of Nutrivet Farmcare, was acknowledged for his mission to provide medication to pet animals at a reasonable cost. In the event, Nupur Nishith, Shivangi Singh, and Shaily Jha were recognized and thanked for their respective fields like painting. Anand Raj and Rinku Kumari were appreciated for promoting Litti. Mr. Ranjeet Kumar, Vice Chairman of Bihar Foundation, thanked everyone for participating in the event, including the Consulate General of India, NY, BJANA members, and guests who came from Colorado such as Dr. Ajay Jha, Mr. Vikas Ranjan from Japan Bihar Foundation, Sanjeev Jha, Rajnish Ojha from Boston, Manish Jha, and his team from Connecticut. Anurag Kumar and Vinay Singh, past presidents of BJANA, were also acknowledged.

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