Dear Readers,
We are dispatching the August 2022 edition of Bihar Bhawan Newsletter. The Newsletter drafting enables us to reach out to various departments and sectors for receiving the updates about the recent innovative initiatives and schemes launched. This month we received updates from Khagaria, Areraj, Bhagalpur, Gaya and Patna.

Bihar adds another feather in its cap as Mithila Makhana received Geographical Indication (GI) Tag. The state alone accounts for 80-90% of the world’s production of Makhana. Its high yield in Mithilanchal region provides impetus to many entrepreneurs in the state. Earlier, Katarni Rice, Jardalu Mango, Shahi Litchi and Magahi Paan have got GI tag.

Promoting rural entreprenuership in the state and the country as well, Bihar Gram Saras Mela 2022 was held by Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society, JEEViKA Rural Development Department. It is a fantastic endeavor to promote women entrepreneurs.

Art & Crafts has always been the focal point of Bihar's culture. Manjusha art workshop was organized under the aegis of Kalidas Sanskrit Academy (Ujjain) at Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh). It is a matter of pride that Bihar's Manjusha Painting was selected as the focal art form to exhibit one of the greatest ancient epics, 'Meghdootam'.

There are updates of Gaya Ji Dam (Pitrupaksha), Someshwar Nath Festival (Areraj), Bihar Shilp Mela (Bhopal) and Khagaria's feat in NITI Aayog's ranking. We are also humbled to receive a write up from Shri Kantesh Mishra, IPS (SP, Aurangabad) on renowned Bhojpuri folk dancer and theatre artist Ramchandra Manjhi who recently left for heavenly abode.

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