Patna, January 22: Bihar government on Thursday launched a Nasha Mukti campaign to make the state addiction-free with the formation of over 11 thousand km long human chain across the state. Hundreds of thousands of people across Bihar on Saturday, including men, women and children, formed a human chain in support of the state government's prohibition policy.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, over three crore people participated in this human chain. The event was recorded as the world's longest human chain in Limca Book of Records. Earlier the record was with Bangladesh where 50 lakh people had participated in one thousand 50 km long human chain.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Prasad Yadav and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav joined hands in the formation of human chain at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. Leaders and workers of different political parties including BJP, LJP, RLSP and CPI also took part in this historical event. Students and teachers from schools and colleges across the state participated in the event.
The human chain also covered all panchayats of the state. The Chief Minister said, ‘Nasha Mukti’ in Bihar will herald a new era in the state as no one will be permitted to use intoxicating substance and tobacco products. Mr. Kumar said, Bihar will become an ideal state of the country as dreamed by Mahatma Gandhi. Notably, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar imposed the liquor ban in the state on April 5, 2016.