Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to address Bihari diaspora in US


Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister for the Indian state of Bihar will addressing the Bihari diaspora living in the US to gain support and increase the bond, by sharing how the state has turnaround in the past 15 years.

The live interactive session is scheduled to take place virtually on Saturday, January 16, 9 am EST, and it  will be streamed on Facebook Live.

The program is organized by Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA), in association with the Consulate General of India, New York.

Sanjay Kumar Jha, former minister and JD(U)’s national general secretary, told reports that this kind of interaction is a new to the CM and is excited to address his statesmen.

“It is perhaps for the first time that CM Nitish will be interacting with such a large group of natives of the state outside the country. Tens of hundreds of people from all 50 states in the US are expected to interact with CM Nitish in the live session.”

He had also mentioned that the Bihari diaspora had approached the CM in a request to interact with his people in the US and strengthen the bond.

“BJANA had expressed the desire for such an interaction with the CM with the motive to strengthen the bond of people with Bihar and Jharkhand origin with their native states,” he added.

Jha claimed that the CM has been requested to share the journey of the development of Bihar under his regime over the last 15 years.

“While the CM will speak about the works done by the government in the last 15 years, the participants will also be able to give suggestions as well as volunteer to contribute to the development of Bihar,” Jha said.

He added: “We have been told that few universities in the US want to study the works done in Bihar in the field of women empowerment and prevention of climate change through programs such as Jal Jeevan Hariyali.”

The official website of BJANA states that the primary objective of the association is to carry out, promote and coordinate philanthropic, educational and voluntary activities serving physically and economically disadvantaged people in Bihar and Jharkhand and to integrate Indian communities across North America, who have origins in the two Indian states.