Today is Bihar Diwas or Bihar Day. On March 22, in 1912, Bihar achieved statehood after it was carved out from Bengal. On Bihar Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and others greeted the people of Bihar.
Bihar Day was started and celebrated on large scale by after Nitish Kumar took over as the Chief Minister if Bihar in 2005. The state government has decided ‘Jal Jeevan Hariyali’ as the theme of this year’s celebrations to raise awareness about declining annual rainfall threatening water security in the state. Bihar Day is a public holiday in the state. Bihar is celebrating its 109th foundation day today. PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote about the “glorious past and rich culture” of Bihar. He praised Bihar for “development” in the state and tweeted, “Many congratulations to all the residents of the state on Bihar Day…”. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wrote on the mrcroblogging site that his government is determined to create a bright future of Bihar. The state has organised a number of programmes to celebrate Bihar Diwas. “I welcome all of you to participate….” Nitish Kumar said.