Demand for framing of cultural policy

PATNA: The art and cultural cell of the BJP on Friday demanded framing of the state’s cultural policy to give protection to the state’s existing art and cultural traditions and to also promote art activities down to the district level with state patronage. The cell submitted a memorandum to arts, culture and sports minister Sukhda Pandey. The demands include reconstitution[Read More…]

Grand festivities to mark Bihar Diwas celebrations

PATNA: Grand festivities are in store for Patnaites on the occasion of Bihar Diwas celebrations set to begin on March 22. These will kick off year-long celebrations that will culminate in 2012 Bihar Diwas centenary functions. The three-day cultural extravaganza at Gandhi Maidan promises to be a musical treat with pure Bihari regional flavour, including Maithili, Bhojpuri, Magahi and Angika[Read More…]

First time cultural programmes will be presented and announcements will be made in five regional languages-Maithili, Bhojpuri, Angika, Vajjika and Magahi on National Education Day

PATNA: The state human resources department (HRD) is all set to celebrate the National Education Day on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, an eminent educationist and Independent India’s first education minister. “As education minister, Azad oversaw the establishment of a national education system with free primary education and modern institutions of higher education.[Read More…]

Chaila Bihari performs at a kanwariya camp

Chaila Bihari performs at a kanwariya camp

Kalkatia Nawadehi (Deoghar), July 15: It was midnight but instead of stealing some sleep, the kanwariyas were seen swaying to Chaila Bihari’s songs at a kanwariya camp. Bhojpuri and Angika folk singer Sunil Kumar, popularly known as Chaila Bihari, was performing live at the camp put up by Deoghar-based Indian Progressive Construction Company at Nawadehi, some 6km from Deoghar. Vinita[Read More…]

Manjusha folk art on the verge of extinction

PATNA: The famous Manjusha art of Bhagalpur and its neighbouring ar-eas is on the verge of extinction due to lack of support from the Bihar government. Manjusha art is essentially local in its form and content mixed with a very popular folk tale of Bhagalpur namely `Bihula-Vishahari Gatha’. Now this art form is mainly confined to few museums and books.[Read More…]

Orissa publisher records name in Limca Book of Records:Publishing a magazine in 60 languages including Angika

Jagatsinghpur: One poverty stricken literature and publisher has recorded his name Limca Book of Records’ by publishing a magazine in 60 language bringing inspiration and happy among local littérateurs, publishers for achieving this rare proud in this district. Fund crunch failed to prevent Bijaya Kuamr Mohapatra, 40 from fulfilling his long cherished dream of publishing a magazine in 64 languages[Read More…]

Dumka tremors felt in east India

Dumka, Dec. 28: The state government is still facing the heat over the Kathikund police firing. The incident has become a national issue with social activists and organisations taking to the streets for alleged atrocities against Adivasis in Jharkhand. Detention of noted social activist and Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey by the Dumka police on Saturday has earned flak from[Read More…]

Folk singer to popularise right to vote in Bihar in Hindi, Bhojpuri, Magahi, Maithili and Angika languages

Patna, Oct 8.Popular Bihar folk singer Sharda Sinha has been roped in by the Election Commission to spread awareness about the right to vote during the upcoming Bihar assembly elections. Sharda Sinha has been appealing to voters on television in five different languages – Hindi, Bhojpuri, Magahi, Maithali and Angika – to exercise their voting rights in the elections. ‘Sharda[Read More…]

Leading a new pack of Biharis in the IAS

PATNA: “You can take the boy out of Bihar but you cannot take Bihar out of the boy,” writer Amitava Kumar wrote back recently from Pennsylvania to The Times of India researching a story on Bihari achievers, many of them holding places of pride in the bureaucracy. “In 10 years, either the DM or the SP, if not both, in[Read More…]

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