Areraj (Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday faced demonstrated by local students and teachers on the concluding day of his 'Seva Yatra' in East Champaran district.

Soon before Kumar was to address a public meeting at a school ground, students from local colleges under the banner of the ABVP and teachers raised slogans demanding renovation of college building of Sheoshankar Giri College and removal of the sub-divisional officer of Areraj.

Police officials including Superintendent of Police Ganesh Kumar soon intervened and pacified the students and teachers.

The second leg of 'Seva Yatra' to the East Champaran district ended on Monday.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar referring to the protests by the students and teachers said "demonstration and raising voices for causes are the beauty of democracy."

Kumar said his government was ready to provide an opportunity to teachers and students to listen to their grievances.

He accused the erstwhile Congress and RJD governments in Bihar of "having ignored" the grievances of teachers in Bihar.

Chief Minister then left to see the building of the Shivashankar Giri College there.

Kumar also assured the teachers of early payment of their monthly salary and arrears.

(JPN/Agencies)