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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Welcome 2009




Bankipore Club is all decked up for New Year celebrations in Patna on Tuesday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Leadership development workshop


Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary, Tariq Anwar, addressing a leadership development workshop of his party workers in Patna on Tuesday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

World Bank V-P in Patna







World Bank vice-president, Sanjay Pradhan addressing a meeting at Bihar Chamber of Commerce Hall in Patna on Tuesday. BCC felictated Pradhan on his homecoming.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Ek Shaam Bachchan Ke Nam




Renowned Urdu poet Munnawar Rana reciting his shayree in the Airtel Ek Shaam Bachchan Ke Nam function in Patna on Tuesday. The function was organized to commemorate the birth centenary celebrations of noted Hindi littérateur Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
Bottom: Munnawar Rana inaugurating the function by lighting the traditional lamp.

Photo: Aftab Alam

A big gift for minority community











Bottom: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar laying foundation brick for Maulana Mazharul Haq Auditorium, Abdul Qauim Ansari and Gulam Sarvar memorial buildings near Haj Bhawan in Patna on Tuesday. These three buildings expected to be built at the cost of Rs 12.75 crore, may be termed as a New Year gift from Bihar government to minority community.

Second Top: Chief Minister is having a close look of the proposed building model.
Top: Model of the Abdul Qauim Ansari building is on display in Patna on Tuesday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

CPM workers take out protest rally


CPI (M) activists take out protest rally in Patna on Monday. The party workers were protesting massive loot of relief materials in flood-affected Kosi region. CMP strongly criticised police lathi-charge on peaceful demonstration of farmers at Madhepura Collectorate.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Growing impact of Nalanda Open University


Professor VN Rajshekharan Pillai, vice-chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University and other guests at the convocation ceremony of Nalanda Open University in Patna on Monday. Over 6000 students , who passed bachelor and master degrees in different courses were awarded degrees in the function.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Welcome to my fold



Top: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing a meeting of JD (U) workers in Patna on Monday.
Bottom: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar welcomes Ram Sundar Das for joining hands with him. The Bihar unit of the Samajwadi Janata Party led by former Bihar Chief Minister Ram Sundar Das merged with Janata Dal United JD (U) in Bihar on Monday.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Child labour a social evil


Child activists taking part in a rally to support child labour eradication campaign in Patna on Sunday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Need to give Sanskrit its status

Chairperson of Bihar Laegislative Council professor Arun Kumar releasing a collection of essays complied by noted scholar Siddheshwar at the National symposium on Sanskrit in Patna on Sunday.
Bottom: A scholar adressing the symposium. Photo: Aftab Alam

Discovery School kids light up the moment


Students performing a dance sequence at the annual function of Discovery School of Learning in Patna on Sunday.
Photo: Aftab Alam.

Congress workers celebrate Foundation Day


Congress Party members led by Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president Anil Sharma taking the pledge on the 124th Foundation Day of the party in Patna on Sunday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Mehandi Laga ke Rakhna....





Girls displaying their lovely looking decorative hands in the Mehandi competition organized by women magazine Grih Sobha in Patna on Sunday.
Photo: Aftab Alam


Bihar CM unveils Baba Sukkandas statue


Top two: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiling the statue of Baba Shukkandas in Kaj (Sherghati, Gaya) on Sunday.
Bottom: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bihar Vidhan Sabha Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary and SC/ST Welfare Minister Jitanram Manjhi being garlanded at a function in Kaj (Sherghati, Gaya) on Sunday.
Photo: Aftab Alam


















Sunday, December 28, 2008

Demand for free medical care for poor


Women stage dharna in Patna on Saturday demanding free medical care for poor in Patna on Saturday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Ek Sham Bachchan Ke Nam on Dec 30


Leading telecom service provider Airtel will organise Ek Sham Bachchan Ke Nam at Sri Kirshna Memorial Hall in Patna on December 30. The function is being organized to commemorate the birth centenary celebrations of noted Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Leading Hindi poets of the country are expected to participate in the function.
Airtel (Bihar & Jharkhand), COO, Shishir Kumar addressing a press conference in Patna on Saturday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Ayurvedic doctors seek justice


Ayurvedic doctors take out a protest rally in Patna on Saturday demanding arrest of the culprits involved in Dr Sushil Dubey's murder. Dr Dubey was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a city hotel recently.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Workshop on English in Patna


A workshop on English language is in progress in Patna on Friday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Govt to open 10000 more high schools in Bihar


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing a meeting at Banjari after unveiling a statue of Iron Man of India Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel on Friday.
Speaking in the meeting Nitish laid emphasis on education saying his government would open 9000 to 10000 high schools in the state. “We will ensure every part of the state should have at least a high school”, he remarked.
Photo; Aftab Alam

Ram Vilas in Hajipur


Union Minister for Chemicals, Fertiliser and Steel Ram Vilas Paswan addressing a meeting after unveiling a 7 feet high bronze statue of the Father of the Nation, Mathatma Gadndhi, in Hajipur on Friday.

Photo: Aftab Alam

Durga Dusta stages protest against terror



Members of Durga Dusta stage protest against terror at Income Tax roundabout in Patna on Friday.

Photo; Aftab Alam

Friday, December 26, 2008

Bihar CM wishes early recovery of Phanishwarnath Renu's wife


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made a visit to Patna Medical College and Hospital on Thursday night to see the great Hindi littérateur Phanishwarnath Renu’s ailing wife Laika Renu. He wished quick recovery of Latika Renu.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Faithfuls take part in Morning Mass




Faithfuls participating in Morning Mass on Christmas at a church in Patna on Thursday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Celebrating Christmas



Bal Bharati Montessori School children celebrating Christmas in Patna on Thursday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Santa plays football



Santa Claus playing football with slumdwellers in Patna on Thursday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Merry Christmas

Illuminated church marks the arrival of a great light on Christmas night in Patna.
Photo: Aftab Alam



Bihar Youth Festival on Day Two

Top: A play is being enacted.
Bottom: Participants performing a folk dance sequence on the second day of Bihar Youth Festival in Patna on Wednesday.
Photo: Aftab Alam



Let us dance together



Arvinda Mahila College girls celebrating annual day in Patna on Wednesday.

Photo: Aftab Alam

Merry Christmas, Bihar Chief Minister


Father Peter Arukkaswami and Sister Doris D' Souza wishing Merry Christmas to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Wednesday.

Photo: Aftab Alam

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bihar remembers Ramvriksha Benipuri



Bihar Government's Rajbhasha Department celebrating birth anniversary of noted noted Hindi litterateur Ramvriksha Benipuri in Patna on Tuesday.

Photo: Aftab Alam

Bihar State Youth Festival begins


You will love it to be there: Bihar State Youth Festival began in Patna on Tuesday with participants drawn from different districts of the state taking out bicycle rally from the Moinul Haq stadium. Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi ianugurated the fest at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir. Art, Culture and Youth Affairs Minister Renu Devi presided over the function while Health Minister Nand Kishor Yadav graced the function as guest of honour. Folk songs, dance, drama and many a other cultural items enthralled the audience throughout the day.
Aftab Alam captures important moments in his camera.




LIC employees strike work



Life Insurance Corporation of India employees observing an one-day nation-wide token strike in Patna on Tuesday.

Photo: Aftab Alam

Bihar Governor unveils Bahuda



Bihar Governor RL Bhatia releasing a book Bahuda-Post 9/11 world authored by Sikkim Governor Balmiki Prasad at AN Sinha Institute in Patna on Tuesday.

Photo: Aftab Alam

Kohbar Me Dulha


Bihar Government's Art, Culture and Youth Affairs Minister Renu Devi (sitting second from right) during the Muhurt of Kohbar Me Dulha, a Bhojpuri film in Patna on Tuesday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Workshop on AIDS


Eminent citizens participating in an AIDS awareness workshop organised by the Bihar Industry Association in Patna on Monday.
Photo: Aftab Alam

Patna pays tributes to Mazharul Haq


The 144th birth anniversary of Maulana Mazharul Haq, founder member of Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee and a great freedom fighter was celebrated in Patna on Monday.
Photospeak: Patna University vice-chancellor Shyam Lal, Maulana Anisur Rahman Qasmi and other guests participating in a function at Maulana Mazharul Haq Arabic and Persian University in Patna on Monday.
Photos: Aftab Alam