Sunday, 8 July 2007

Nitish Writes Letter to PM for IISER/NISER in Bihar
Patna: July 7, 2007

In a letter written to the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked him to personally intervene on the matter of setting up of a National Institute of Science/Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) in Bihar to maintain regional balance in the field of education.

"It can not be overemphasized that a Scientific Research and Development activities in any state facilitates overall improvement and development of skill, public services, and quality of life of the people.

The Govt. of Bihar is irrevocably committed to develop scientific awareness among its people by increasing the opportunities of Technical Education & Scientific research in the state in every possible manner," Kumar said in his letter dated June 27, 2007 as furnished by Bibhuti Bikramaditya, the founder of Biharbrains, an organization committed to promoting higher education in Bihar.

The state government was willing to extend all possible help and provide necessary infrastructural support for the opening of IISER and NISER, the Chief Minister wrote in his letter.

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