Patna, February 05 2016 : A delegation from
the National Defense College visited the Asian Development Research Institute
(ADRI) today to learn about the history, culture, and economic and social
conditions of Bihar. ADRI's partner institution, the International Growth
Centre (IGC), made a presentation to the visiting delegation. Country
Economists of the IGC, Pankaj Verma and Abhimanyu Gahlaut, together made the
presentation elaborating the growth record of Bihar.
presentation focused on the state of Bihar during colonial times, evolution of
the society and economy of Bihar in the post independence period, and the
recent gains that have been made in the state with regards to improvements in
educational, health, and infrastructure-related conditions.
the presentation, the delegates and the researchers engaged in an informal
discussion about the future challenges and prospects facing the state of Bihar.
Professor P P Ghosh, Director, ADRI, and Dr. Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff then
further elaborated upon the challenges involved in sustaining a high growth
momentum in Bihar, and possible solutions. Dr. Shaibal
Gupta, the Member-Secretary of Asian Development Research Institute, was then
presented with a token of appreciation by the visiting delegation. In the
delegation, prominent among foreign delegates were Col. Tom Bajus (USA), Col.
Oliveira (Brazil), and Mr. Tomoyuki Tono Kakizo (Japan).