Bihar scripting growth story: Chetan Bhagat

February 22nd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Chetan Bhagat Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Best selling author Chetan Bhagat, who is on his maiden trip to Bihar, says he is impressed with the fact that the state is no more in the news for its negative stories and people are talking about its growth and changing face.”I am impressed with stories of changing face of Bihar and its growth. Everyone across the country is talking and discussing it,” Chetan Bhagat, who is visiting Patna for the first time, told reporters here Tuesday.

The IIM alumni is here to attend a seminar at the Arcade Business College.

The investment banker-turned-author, known for bestsellers like “One Night @ The Call Centre”, “The 3 Mistakes Of My Life” and “2 States”, also praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is serving the second term after a landslide victory last year, for his initiatives to change the face of the state which was ealier associated with crime and poor growth rate.

“Nitish Kumar is doing a good work, now people’s mindset towards Biharis and Bihar is changing. Bihar is being discussed for its growth and development. Bihar is no more being discussed for its backwardness and negative stories,” said the 36-year-old.

It was his dream to visit Bihar. He also feels that the people of the state should have the right role models to channel their talent in the right direction.

“I am happy to be in Bihar. I want to learn something from Bihar. Biharis are hardworking, intelligent and innovative and it is well-known across the world. Bihar’s youth should chose role models to make a difference,” he said.

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