Dr K K Kaushik

Patna : State JD(U) spokesman Nawal Sharma on January 8 said that the human chain to be formed across the state on January 21 to create awareness about prohibition will send the right message the world over. Sharma said that prohibition enforced by CM Nitish Kumar in April 2016, will make Bihar a centre of social and cultural renaissance. He said that the JD(U) has asked its workers not to use party flag and banners in human chain. The state JD(U ) president Bashishtha Narayan Singh had on January 7 held a meeting with party office-bearers and district unit presidents to make the human chain a huge success.

The human chain will be 11,292 km long across the state and the state government has decided to hire 40 drones to  videograph the event. The government has requested ISRO to take picture of the event through different foreign satellites, said Nodal Officer of the programme V N Jha. Education department secretary Jitendra Srivastava has been asked to approach ISRO.The road construction department has approved the route chart of the human chain. Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh has been reviewing the preparations being made in different districts for the event. He had held video conference with all the DMs in this connection on December 5, 2016. He had also held a meeting on December 17, 2016.

Students of both government and private schools will participate in the human chain.Altogether two crore people are likely to participate in the programme. It may be mentioned here that PM Narendra Modi had on January 5, 2017, patted Nitish Kumar for enforcing prohibition in Bihar.The human chain formation will start at 10  am on January 21 and last for half-an-hour. Plying of vehicles on roads will remain stopped for two hours starting 9 am. At Patna Gandhi Maidan, human chain will be formed on the map of India. CM Nitish umar will participate in human chain at Gandhi Maidan.

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