Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (File Photo)
(BJNS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Man Ki Baat' broadcast to the nation recently appreciated the human chain formation in Bihar against dowry and child marriage.
The Prime Minister said - "A few days ago, Bihar came up with an interesting initiative. For eradicating social evils, a 13,000-km-long human chain was formed and through this drive people were sensitized towards social ills like dowry and child marriage... The entire state took the pledge to fight these social evils. Children, the elderly, enthusiastic youngsters, mothers and sisters, all joined. The human chain that began at Patna's historic Gandhi Maidan extended, without a break, to the borders of the state". While appreciating it, he said that flexibility and continuous efforts for self-correction are a hallmark of society.
In response to this, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tweeted - "Thanks to the Prime Minister for appreciating the people of the state who formed the wonderful human chain in support of the drive to eradicate dowry and child marriage".
The human chain was formed on January 21, 2018. A similar human chain was formed last year on the same day in support of prohibition drive in Bihar.