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According to the guidelines issued by NITI Aayog on September 21, 2023, 61 aspirational blocks of Bihar will also be developed on the lines of aspirational districts.
- Special attention is to be given to health and nutrition, education, agriculture, water resources, financial inclusion and skill development in these blocks. Blocks will also be given a separate amount as a reward for better performance.
- Thinking camps will be organized at the Panchayat level for the blocks where development is to take place. It started from Teghra block of Begusarai district.
- The responsibility of implementing the Aspirational Block Program has been given to the Planning Development Department. The Planning and Development Department has been made the nodal agency.
Nikhil became the Best Actor and Simran became the Best Actress in the State Level Science Drama Competition.
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On September 21, 2023, State Level Science Drama Competition-2023 was organized at Shri Krishna Science Center in Patna, the capital of Bihar, in which Nikhil became the best actor and Simran became the best actress.
- A total of 90 children and teachers from all divisions participated in the state level science drama competition program. In which Munger division got the first prize, Darbhanga division got the second prize and Purnia division got the third prize.
- The main theme of the competition was ‘Science and Technology for the Benefit of Mankind’. Under this, five sub-themes ‘Millets: The Super Food’, ‘Food Safety’, ‘Modern Technology in Daily Life’, ‘Current Progress in Health Care’ and ‘Superstition in Society’ were also included.
- The winning participants will participate in the Eastern India Regional Level Science Drama Competition to be held on 27th September in Kolkata and the winners will participate in the National Level Science Drama Competition to be held on 5-6 January in the year 2024 at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.
- Best Director- Maneshak (M.A.R.M School Lalbagh), Best Actor- Nikhil Kumar, (Government zed High School Barhiya Lakhisarai), Best Actress- Simran (SS Girls High School Banka) and Best Storyline SS Girls High School, Banka.
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