PATNA: The state government is all set to welcome the foreign delegates participating in the four-day sixth India region conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) scheduled to begin here on Friday.
Everything, from food to travel itinerary, is being monitored meticulously. Each guest will be assisted by a liaison officer of a deputy collector rank and one security personnel. The state government will also request feedback from them.
Sources said guests will also be offered visit to either Nalanda or Bodh Gaya on February 19 to know about the rich history of the state. Indian, including Bihari, delicacies will be there to tickle their taste buds.
Three posh hotels located near Gandhi Maidan have been booked for their stay and the management of the hotels have been asked to provide their best services.
The executive meet of the CPA will be held on Friday evening at Hotel Maurya which will be followed by dinner there. Indian as well as continental dishes will also be served to them. “They can even order the food of their own choice at the hotel,” said a source.
The formal inauguration of the event will be done on Saturday at Gyan Bhavan at Samrat Ashok International Convention Centre, where Bihar assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary will host lunch for them. Dinner will be hosted by chief minister Nitish Kumar at his 1 Anne Marg residence.
The Sunday lunch will be hosted by Bihar Legislative Council deputy chairman Haroon Rashid at the newly inaugurated Kabir Vatika on the council premises and dinner will be hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at the state guest house. All guests will also be given souvenirs by Chaudhary and Rashid.
The city administration has also geared up to welcome the dignitaries. Patna Municipal Corporation has formed a special team to clean the roads. “The roads to be used by dignitaries have been divided into 14 parts, each headed by a civic body officer. We are ensuring proper cleaning of those roads as well as removal of stray animals from there, if any”, said deputy municipal commissioner Vishal Anand.