Saturday, 19 September 2009

Outstanding Biharis; Non-Biharis Honored

News Related to "Bihar Asmita Samman award, 2009".

Outstanding Biharis; Non-Biharis Honored
Patna: September 12, 2009

Twenty-seven persons, including 15 Non-Resident Biharis and 5 non-Biharis, were honored at a function organized by the Bihari Helpline at the Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Saturday for their invaluable contributions towards bringing accolades to the state in a number of fields including education and entertainment.

Former Governor Kailashpati Mishra and Jagatguru Shankaracharya Swami, following the opening ceremony featuring a religious song by noted singer Chhabi Pandey, presented shawls and mementos to Bhojpuri film star Manoj Tiwari, Bihar Brains chairperson Bibhuti Bikramaditya, physician Dr. Arun Tiwari, educationist Shatrughan Kumar, ISKCON Patna chairperson Krishna Kripadas, journalist Firoz Ashraf, Bhojpuri linguist Dr. Arunesh, Bus driver Kuldeep Singh who lost both of his eyes while trying to save passengers in a bomb blast, journalist Dr. Kumar Saptarshi, social activists Shakeel Ahmed Fatami and Sudha Varghese, and a number of other prominent citizens for their outstanding contributions in bringing name and fame to Bihar.

Manoj Tiwari, who is a well-known name in the Bhojpuri world for bringing a number of characters alive on the silver-screen, said his company Ashwini Group was working on a new film based on Chhath Puja and Sri Satyanarayan Katha that would essentially bring both legends to the bigger screen that had remain untouched by filmmakers until now.

"This award is a gift to our organization "BiharBrains" that has become a global development forum for Bihar," said Bikramaditya in an email to PatnaDaily.Com adding the honor goes to all the members of BiharBrains whose guidance, support, and cooperation provide impetus to the execution of various projects in Bihar.

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