He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the 104th birth anniversary celebrations - Bihar Utsav 2016 - of the state at INA Dilli Haat, which started on March 16 and will go on till March 31.

The government of Bihar has been organising this event every year in Delhi since 2010. This year an exhibition-cum- sale has been organised.
    
The theme of this year's celebration is  'Tourism, Tradition, Art & Culture and Ambience of Bihar'. The major attraction at this year's festival is live demonstration of handicraft making.
    
"Bihar is the religious capital of India. It is essential to focus on equal development of Delhi, which is the capital of India, Mumbai, the business capital of India and Bihar, the religious capital of India," he said.
    
Bihar is the birth place of Buddhism, Jainism and is endowed with a huge number of Hindu temples and Islamic shrines.
    
The exhibition-cum-sale is showcasing tourism, tradition, art, culture and cuisines of Bihar in Delhi highlighting the development of Bihar through 55 stalls of handloom and handicrafts.

Main attractions on these stalls are Bhagalpuri silk, Madubani paintings, Siki products, famous handloom be sheets of Bans Bigha, wooden crafts and leather products.
    
The food court features a menu of mouth watering Bihari cuisines like litti choka, son papdi, makhna kheer, belgrami. For the first time a selfie zone has been created here, where one can click an image with the backdrop exhibiting the seven commitments ('Mukhyamantri ke Saat Nischaya') of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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