MIBIHAR's Bihar Diwas 2012 -MI - Grand Success!

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MIBIHAR –Friends of Bihar and Jharkhand in Michigan
Bihar Diwas 2012 - MI
A ground breaking event, an amazing night of festivities! Yes, Bihar Diwas 2012 – MI was a mega hit with all the guests who attended the event on Sunday, March 25th at St. Paul’s Latvian Church in Farmington Hills. Bihar Diwas marks the centenary year of Bihar. It was carved out of Bengal presidency in the year 1912 by the British rule. It is a day of pride for all people from Bihar and Jharkhand. In Michigan, MIBIHAR – Friends of Bihar and Jharkhand in Michigan (www.mibihar.com) celebrated Bihar Diwas with a lot of fanfare. Close to 150 guests graced the occasion. They enjoyed a variety cultural program and scrumptious meal served by Rumalees Indian Cuisine in Farmington Hills. Litti- Choka and Malpua were the chief highlights in the menu. Bihar Diwas was truly a night to be remembered!

*We began the evening with an informative audio visual / short clip of the culture, heritage and development in Bihar
*Inauguration by Diya Lighting by Mrs & Dr. Anand Prasad (http://mibihar.com/content/pioneer-zinc-dr-ananda-prasad ) and Mrs. & Mr. Jaldhar Prasad (http://mibihar.com/content/leading-example-%E2%80%93-jaldhar-prasad ) They both are one of the first Indians to settle in Michigan in late 50s and early 60s, and are from Bihar.
*Playing of Bihar State Prayer – “Meri Raftaar Se Suraj Ki Kiran”
*Sonali Prasad – Violin
*Poem Recitation - “I am Bihar” Riya Kumar, Sanchit Kumar, Shreya Raman, Shikha Raman, Isha Verma, Shreya Sinha & Kunal Sinha
*Playing of Bihar State Song – “Mere Bharat Ke Khanthar”
*Live Bhojpuri Geet - Shobha Prasad, Dilip Daftuar, Neelima Daftuar, Kumkum Kumar, Sangeeta Pathak, Smita Prakash and Jaya Priyadarshini
*Bollywood Dance Mix – Famous local Choreographer Harshal Vora and his students Rahul Dave & Sohil Dave
*Hindi Songs from the Decades 1960 to 2000 – Professional / Freelance singer Chitra Sridhar (http://mibihar.com/content/detroit-melody-queen-chitra-sridhar )
*DJ Dance – DJ Sypce - Abhinav Verma of Spyce Entertainment (http://www.spyceusa.com/)
*Guest Speakers – Dr. Syed Taj: Michigan 11th District Congressional Candidate (http://mibihar.com/content/pride-bihar-dr-syed-taj ), Manoranjan Radio Show Host Mumtaz Haque (http://mibihar.com/content/voice-manoranjan-mumtaz-haque ), U of M scientists working on the only Ganges Dolphin Protection Initiative - Dr. M. Omair, John Stewart, Murali Bheemanapalli and Sunil K. Choudhary from Bhagalpur University, Bihar
On behalf of the MIBIHAR Organizing Committee - Saurabh Kumar: “Organizing Bihar Diwas was a very proud moment for everyone involved. We wanted to share our Bihari culture, Heritage and Pride with the local Michigan community. And, Bihar Diwas was the right occasion to do that. It was great to celebrate Bihar’s centenary year with everyone. Aso, fun to see the involvement of our youth as we did that.”
Sangeeta Pathak: “Thank you MIBIHAR for having us and making us a part of Bihar Diwas. We had a great time there. You guys did an awesome job. We are looking forward to more such events in future.”
Shobha Prasad: “It was an honor to be a part of such a wonderful gathering. Credit goes to the MIBIHAR team for the groundbreaking event for this wonderful organization. The evening was nostalgic. Keep this spirit and energy up. Best wishes!”
Pallawi Narayan: “We had a really good time with music and masti”
Kanish Mohan:“Amazing event”
Abhai Bardaiyar: “It was a pleasure to attend the function, nice décor, songs, and food. Litti Choka was reminiscent of Bihar. Sitting in the crowd was like mini Bihar under one roof to spread the message of peace, love and friendship for all.”
Saurabh Sinha: “It was an amazing night. Congrats on organizing an amazing night “
Chitra Sridhar: “I very much enjoyed performing last night for the Bihar Diwas organized perfectly by MIBIHAR. Thanks for all the kind words and appreciation by you and a wonderful audience. Also really enjoyed dancing to the music of DJ SPyce....Congrats once again!!!”
Neelima Daftuar:” Congratulations to you and the whole team. MIBIHAR did an amazing job. The whole event was very nicely done. Had a great time. “
Lalit Sethi:”Congrats MIBIHAR for well organized and well executed Bihar Diwas. Food was delicious. Great performances by youth and especially by Chitra Sridar. Music played by world famous DJ Spyce was as expected fabulous.”
Rachna Sharan:“Congratulations on the successful celebration of Bihar Diwas! The program was very well conducted and the food specially the litti was a hit. Kudos to you!!!”
Rupam Prasad:“What a great program!! My hats off to you guys for pulling this off!! We are so proud of you!!!”
Sanjay Sinha : ”It truly created history for Michigan Biharis...Well done team...Congrats!!!”
Rekha Singh: “Congratulations to Bihar 100th Foundation Day!!!!!!"

Donors & Sponsors:
Dr.Madhu and Anshu Prasad, Beverly Hills
Dr. Bala and Niru Prasad, Bloomfield Hills
Dr. Sirisha Nemaalpudi - Smiles Center, Troy
Shyla Beltur - Telly Satellites, Troy
Payal Grocers - Sterling Heights
Aakash Grocers - Troy
UIF Bank - Ann Arbor
Om Market - Ann Arbor
La Crusa - Sterling Heights

Clips on You Tube:
Singer Chitra Sridhar:
Bhojpuri Geet:
Choreographer Harshal Vora:

By: Rachna Bardaiyar Kumar


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