Expressing satisfaction with his government’s performance over the past eight years, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday promised to restore the State’s old glory with help from the people.

“We will not only be able to restore Bihar’s old glory but also add new dimension to it in the years ahead with the help of the people,” he told a public meeting in the Garhpura village in Begusarai district after laying foundation stone for and inaugurating some development schemes worth Rs.344.58 crore.

Paying rich tributes to Bihar’s first Chief Minister Sri Krishna Singh, whose political journey began from Garhpura village, Mr. Kumar recalled that Singh spearheaded the Salt Satyagraha during the freedom movement.

He also launched a number of schemes in Singh’s name before announcing that he would take it up with the Centre the naming of Garhpura railway station after Singh, whose 125th birth anniversary was being celebrated throughout Bihar this year.

Praises people

The Chief Minister heaped praise on the people of Bihar for their tireless efforts to sustain their families while working outside, which he said, was a constitutional right of the people of the country.