Highlighting achievements of his times, former chief minister Nitish Kumar today said he put in all efforts to take Bihar on path of development and would do more if given chance in future.
“Bihar did not had good roads, suffered from acute power crisis and citizens of the state were afraid to reveal their identity to outsiders fearing abuse. We made hard work to overcome these handicaps and take Bihar on path of development,” Kumar said addressing a function to mark “Vidyapati parva (festival)” here.
“For going to places in Supual and other far off places one had to reach the destination by covering some distance in Nepal but today due to network of good roads no place in the state is difficult to reach,” Kumar said highlighting achievements of JD(U) ministry.
In the power sector, Bihar had as little as 600 MW in 2005. Today it has reached 2,900 MW and by next year the target is to make it 4,000 MW, Kumar, who has made a promise to people that he would not seek votes in 2015 without improving power situation, said.
Kumar served as Chief Minister of Bihar from November 2005 till he resigned from the post in June 2014 after debacle in the Parliamentary polls. The senior JD(U) leader would be face of the party in the 2015 Assembly poll.
Kumar lauded mithila language and culture.
“During my time I had made a practise that any dignitary coming to the state would be welcomed with Mithila painting,” he said.
The former CM lauded former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for including Maithli in the Eighth schedule of the constitution accepting his request.
A large number of people were honoured for excellence in different fields in promotion of Maithli language and culture. Scribe Prashant Jha was honoured for stage play in Maithali.