Should we hate Bihar and Bihari?

biharWe ask you to hate us (Bihari) and we all Bihari will love that. But before beginning of your imaginative part to hate us, let us look at the following facts about Bihar and Bihari:

  • The greatest empire of not only world but of India was originated from Bihar (You should definitely read about these empires & feel proud being an Indian as they were founded in Bihar). Gupta Empire – (320-550 C.E.)Maurya Empire – (320-185 B.C.E.)Nanda Dynasty & many more.
  • India’s ever greatest emperors were mainly Bihari’s:
    • Chandragupta Maurya
    • Samrata Ashoka (Ashoka the great)
    • Chandragupta II
    • Samudragupta
  • Some of the greatest emperors like Kanishka, Sher Shah Suri, & also Pala empire capital were Pataliputra (Now Patna, Capital of Bihar).
  • Bihar is the founding place of two religions, namely Jainism & Buddhism. Bhagawan Ram wife Goddess Sita Mata was from Sitamarhi district in Bihar.
  • In 537 BCE, Siddhartha Gautama (Gautam Buddha) received the state of enlightenment in Bodh Gaya.

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  • The 24th Tirthankara of Jain religion Lord Mahavira was born in a place called Kundalagrama in the ancient kingdom of Lachuar in Jamui District in modern-day Bihar.
  • Sher Shah Suri, who emperor from Sasaram district of Bihar, built the longest road of the Indian subcontinent, the Grand Trunk Road, which started at Calcutta (Bengal) and ended at Peshawar, now Pakistan. The economic reforms carried out by Sher Shah, introduction of the Rupee and Custom Duties, are still used in the Republic of India.
  • Patna is the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh ji.

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  • One of the most fertile plain of the world in Bihar formed by rivers like Ganga, Koshi, Punpun, Soan & Gandak.
  • 11% Army personnel are from Bihar – Army personnel have reasons to feel proud of their Bihari roots as Bihar accounts for about 11% of the total Army personnel strength.
  • You should stop using 0 (Zero). Aryabhatta, born in present day Patna who gaveIndia its identity in the whole world by giving concept of Zero.
  • First republic city in the world – The ancient city of Vaishali is considered to be the first republic in the world. The people of vaishali district were the first one to elect their representatives.
  • Ashok Chakra – Before hating Bihar, do you know this Ashok Chakra of our national flag of Ashoka the great, the symbol was from Bihar.
  • Dr Rajendra Prasad, India’s first president was a Bihari.
  • PATNA is one of the oldest continuously in habitat city of India. Patna was founded in 490 BCE by the king of Magadha. Ancient Patna, known as Pataliputra, was the capital of the Magadh under the Haryanka, Nanda, Mauryan, Sunga, Gupta and Pala empires.

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  • The oldest university of the world is Nalanda University. Nalanda university library attracted students from other parts of the world like Iran, Korea, Japan, Persia, Greece, and China and was set on fire by the army of Bakhtiyar Khilji under his command. The library was so huge that it kept on burning for full 3 months. Around 9 million manuscripts to ashes.
  • Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, is the first Prime Minister of Mauritius, born in Bihar. He was also the sixth Governor-General of Mauritius. He is widely known as the “Father of the Nation” in Mauritius.
  • Mahatma Gandhi first Satyagraha Andolan began in Champaran district of Bihar.
  • Bihar has enormous number of government officers, many of them are foreign ambassador. Bihari has been the chief of RAW to CBI. They also hold an important position in government. It is a known fact that a huge chunk of Public servants in high end administrative jobs are the Bihari I.A.S officers.
  • Chanakya the father of Economics & Political Science came from Bihar.

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  • The author of Kamasutra was a Bihari, who taught about sex. Vātsyāyana is the name of an Indian philosopher in the Vedic tradition who is believed to have lived around 2nd century AD in India. His name appears as the author of the Kama Sutra.
  • Bihar is the only state of India where Rice cultivation is done in every district.
  • About 60% of population of Bihar is below the age of 25 year. As per this data Bihar is the richest state as far as Human Resource is concerned. Bihari are allover in Govt. jobs to IT sector, from Rickshaw-pullers to security guards, from state govt. peons to Senior IAS/IPS and Railway members
  • Bihar is the 3rd largest vegetable producer in India. Of the total production of lychee in India, 74% is contributed by Bihar.

Bihari in army

  • Bihar Regiment – Do you know that the Indian Rebillion of 1857 against the introduction of greased cartridges was led by Bihari troops, who preferred being blown by the guns to losing their faith. Biharis thereafter were not encouraged to enter military service by the British until after World War I. The Bihar Regimental Centre (BRC) is situated at Danapur Cantonment, the second oldest cantonment of India. In the spring of 1999, Pakistani soldiers posing as Kashimiri militants crossed the L.O.C. in Kargil and entered Indian Territory. Operation Vijay was launched by the Indian Army to flush out the intruders. More than 10,000 soldiers and officers of the Bihar Regiment were deployed to Kargil. In a well-planned operation in the Batalik sector, soldiers of 1 Bihar, in a fierce fight with the Pakistan Army, captured Point 4268 and Jubar Ridge on night 06/7 July 1999. 7 July 1999 is a red letter day in the history of the regiment, as the troops of the Bihar Regiment pushed back intruders from Jubar Hills and point 4268 in Kuker Thang area in the Batalik sector.

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  • The Lion Capital of Ashoka is a sculpture of four Asiatic lions standing back to back, on an elaborate base that includes other animals. A graphic representation of it was adopted as the official Emblem of India in 1950. It was originally placed atop the Aśoka pillar at the important Buddhist site of Sarnath by the Emperor Ashoka, in about 250 BCE.
  • Bihar state played a major role in the Indian independence struggle. Most highlighted are the Champaran movement against the Indigo plantation and the Quit India Movement of 1942.
  • The crime rate in Bihar is 171.6 out of 100,000 which is very less than other states. Bihar is ranked 19th in terms of crime out of other 28th states.
  • Numbers of farmers committing suicides in Bihar are very-very less as compared to other states of India.
  • Bihar’s high growth rate of 9.92% in 2014 contributed immensely to India’s high growth rate. In fact, it is one of the very few states where the state growth rate of the economy has been higher than the national growth rate.

Bihar GDP

  • Bihar has contributed immensely to the engineering and civil services sector – consistently ranking among the top 3 IAS churning out states. 1 in every 10 IAS officers in India is from Bihar.
  • 800 hectares of forest in Bihar is being converted into the largest grassland in the country to provide a wildlife-friendly environment for the nation’s tigers.
  • World’s longest free Wi-Fi zone of 20 km was launched in Patna. Bihar’s incredible achievement has made sure India beat the likes of China and developed countries to be at the top of the Info-tech map.

Bihar telecom industry

  • India, one of the world’s largest telecom markets is experiencing its stupendous growth due to a massive increase in subscribers list from Bihar. Tele density in urban areas of Bihar stands at 196.24 which are higher than the national Tele-density of 169.55.

There are many more facts which we will add later on to show you all the importance of Bihar & Bihari in India. Always Remember Bihar is a part of India and India is Bihar. So we all have to deal with it.

Source: Quora/Gaurav chaudhary

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