Patna:  Bihar is on the move and has emerged as an inspiring model of positive change and good governance, a visiting US official on Tuesday said.

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador Wendy R Sherman today met Bihar Governor Devanand Konwar and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar before attending a meeting to discuss trends in development and governance throughout the state.

Sherman was accompanied by U S Embassy Charge d'Affaires A Peter Burleigh. She attended a meeting of some of Bihar's leading entrepreneurs, think-tank analysts, community leaders, NGO activists and state government officials to discuss trends in development and governance throughout the state and potential challenges faced by them.

"Bihar is on the move ... Bihar has emerged as an inspiring model of positive change and good governance. Bihari society in general and its youth in particular appear eager to create new opportunities for economic growth and development," Sherman said.

She was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs on September 21, 2011.

(Agencies)