MUNGER: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday inaugurated the Rs35.69 crore drinking water project at Khaira in Haveli Kharagpur subdivision, 48km from the district headquarters. The project will benefit around 39,000 people of Khaira and its adjoining six villages suffering from natural calamities for decades due to fluoride contamination of water.
Earlier in the day, the CM was overwhelmed to see the impressive collection of Srikrishna Seva Sadan Library in the town. “I am extremely impressed to see the huge collection of rare books in the library. I will see what can be done to enrich this public institution,” he said while inaugurating the renovated library on Tuesday.
District education officer-cum-secretary of Srikrishna Seva Sadan, K K Sharma said the library has almost 70,000 rare books. The district administration has digitized all the books and records of the library. “Three fourths of the books were donated by Shri Krishna Sinha, the first chief minister of Bihar. Raghubar Narayan Singh, a former landlord of Daleep Mahal, Purabsarai, had also donated books and almirahs of his personal Laganvarti library established in the name of his mother Laganvarti Devi,” Sharma said.
The CM also unveiled the marble statue of former Bihar chief minister Chandrashekhar Singh in front of the Saheed Smarak inside the fort area.