Ratan Tata on Bihar

Two very encouraging happening this week in Bihar which augurs well for the state and its citizens.

The Chief Minister inaugurated the Patna Branch of BIT Mesra and Ratan Tata visited Patna and was pleasantly surprised by the approach of the new govt. towards the state’s development.

“My government wishes to regain the old image of Bihar as a seat of learning. For this many top level educational institutions have already been opened and many more are in the pipeline,” Kumar said addressing a function after inaugurating the Patna Branch of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT).

An International Standard University would be built at Nalanda while Chankya Law University has already started functioning, he said adding many more are in the pipeline.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi stressed on the need to set up more professional institutions in Bihar to provide opportunity to students here to compete with students of other states. Minister of state for Science and Technology Anil Kumar said another branch of bit, Mesra would be opened at Gaya soon.

The Centre-appointed Investment Commission Chairman Ratan Tata was “pleasantly surprised” by the Nitish Kumar government’s efforts to develop Bihar as an investor-friendly destination.

“I was pleasantly surprised by the presentations made by various secretaries of the government and the way the goals have been set and clarity of thinking about the future. I can say the path that the government has taken will revitalise the state and find Bihar a place among developed states,” he told a press conference after talks with Kumar at the latter’s official residence.

“There is so much enthusiasm, so much of genuine feeling for development. This i could see during the presentation,” Tata, also chairman of Tata Sons, said.

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