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gandhi maidan: Bihar Diwas: Govtlines Up Many Events | Patna News – Times of India

gandhi maidan:  Bihar Diwas: Govtlines Up Many Events | Patna News - Times of India
Patna: A treat is in store for music lovers, foodies and bibliophiles at Gandhi Maidan and S K Memorial Hall during the three-day Bihar Diwas celebration starting from March 22. The day marks the formation of Bihar after it was carved out from Bengal Presidency by the British in 1912.
At Gandhi Maidan, the 110th Bihar Diwas function will be inaugurated by CM Nitish Kumar at 5.30pm on March 22. State education minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary said the cultural event on the first day would begin with the performance of playback singer and music composer Kailash Kher. “Singer Rekha Bhardwaj will enthral the audience on the second day and Sukhwinder Singh on the third day at Gandhi Maidan. Local artistes will also perform at the event,” he added.
Bihar Education Project Council is the nodal organising agency of Bihar Diwas and the theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Jal, Jeevan, Hariyali’.
Addressing mediapersons at Gandhi Maidan, the minister said a book fair will be organised during the three-day event in association with the National Book Trust. “Arrangement has been made for Patna Haat by industries department, in which several stalls will be put up by the artisans Besides, a dedicated pavilion of tourism department will be there for food lovers,” he said.
Choudhary added altogether 18 departments of the state and different organisations will take part in the mega event.
“A VIP pavilion has been set up near Gandhi Maidan’s gate number 1. Separate pavilions of education and art, culture and youth affairs departments will be there. A science exhibition will be organised with the help of Shri Krishna Science Centre. Besides, separate pavilions will be set up by the tourism department to showcase different tourist places in Bihar,” he added.
Choudhary said a drone show would be organised on March 22 in which 500 drones will fly together.