Monday, February 20, 2006
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ministers took to the roads on Sunday to participate in the 'Run for Development' marathon.
Thousands of people - including top bureaucrats, army personnel and children - ran the marathon that was organised by the Bihar Industries Association (BIA).
Accompanied by his team of ministers, Nitish walked the entire 5-km stretch from Rajendra Chowk near Rajbhawan to Kargil Chowk.
Earlier, Nitish had organised events like Patna Film Festival, Youth Festival and Doctors' conference. Such events, he says, are essential for the development of Bihar and also strengthen the solidarity among the people of the state.
Reacting to the programme, RJD President and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad that he had also organised a run for development from Gandhi Maidan when he was the chief minister. He added that such kind of event would not yield any fruitful result.