It must have been a feel-good experience for Bihar DY C M Sushil Kumar Modi to meet a group of touring overseas Indians as they all told him they were proud to be ‘Biharis’. Not that any of the 37 young NRIs from 12 countries, on tour under the ‘Know India’ program, was born and brought up in Bihar. “But it’s the land of my grandfather,” said Yasteel Deep Narayan, from Durban, whose grandparents migrated to South Africa from MAJHARIA village in Bhojpu [Arrah] district in 1929. Ronil Ravtesh Prasad of Fiji and Jayanti Maharaj of Trinidad and Tobago wowed Modi as they recited Hanuman Chalisa.
Gulam Hussain Kasim of London, Amrish Manna of Canada and Gauri Ligam of Melbourne told Modi about their rich experience during their visit to different places of cultural and historical importance in the state. Modi announced the state government would organize an annual congregation of non-resident Bihari’s [ NRB] in the state from next year, very good gestures of Bihar Govt towards old Indians dynasty residing outside the country.