Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nitish inaugurates Shravani Mela 2011

Sultanganj. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today inaugurated the month-long ‘Shravani Mela’ at Sultanganj in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district. Kumar, accompanied by state Health minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, went to Sultanganj and inaugurated the mela. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the state government would develop the road between Sultanganj to Deoghar in Jharkhand as a model ‘Kanwariya’ road. “Steps will be also taken for special facilities on every one km of route on the road from Sultanganj to Deoghar where lakhs of devotees offered prayers to famous temple of lord Shiva in Shravan every year”, he said.
Kumar utilised the opportunity to request the devotees taking water from river Ganga from here to offer prayers at the Shiva temple to pray for Bihar’s growth. “Please pray the God that good sense prevails and the centre concedes our demand for giving a special state status to Bihar”, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Choubey urged the Centre to declare the ‘Shravani Mela’ as a national fair. BJP MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain also spoke.

July 16, 2011

Source by: PTI,