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    • BIHARBRAINS Organisational Meet & Events From Oct, 2004 to March 2008 Souvenir & Events, 2008 2008 BIHARBRAINS SCHOLASTIC CENTER, 201, OMVIHAR APT, KADAMKUAN,PATNA
    • October, 2004 to March, 2006
    • Souvenir, 2008 Main excerpts of the meeting BiharBrains Group formed on yahoo: Oct 4, 2004 1. BiharBrains should work for helping young talents of Bihar and encourage Seoul, S. Korea, Oct 4, 2004: Mr. them to go abroad for higher study Bibhuti Bikramaditya, an engineer and for employment. Overseas employed at South Korea based Chip employment opportunities for young Design and Development company formed talents should be advertised and online forum on yahoo called propagated through this forum. Dr. “BiharBrains”(biharbrains@yahoogroups.c Kartik announced his decision to help om) on Oct 4, 2004 with aim to unite those who want to pursue their career educated people of Bihar living in India or in USA. abroad who concern for the development 2. Scholarships Schemes should be of state, come forward for establishing started for needy talents. R&D center and business houses, share 3. BiharBrains should release its own their views on different tech topics, website as soon as possible. implement development projects and help 4. BiharBrains should start collecting the scattered young brains for building database of Biharis who has done a their career strong. great job in national and international forum from ancient times to present He started group as “Scientific Forum”, 5. Membership Drive: Both felt need to gradually took shape of “Real start membership drive for BiharBrains Development Forum” for the state of and was decided to start contacting Bihar in Indian Union educated people of Bihar living in India and abroad. First BB Meet in Korea: Oct 21, 6. The idea to organize All Bihar Project 2004 completion was mooted in the meeting. 7. BiharBrains should have its own set up Seoul, South Korea, Oct 21, 2004: On at Patna for executing projects of the occasion of Visit of Dr. Kartik Sahay, BiharBrains. Vice President of ACI Pharm (USA), first BB meet at Hotel Centro in Seoul, Korea was held between Mr. Bibhuti First BB Delhi Meet: Nov 23, 2004 Bikramaditya and Dr. Kartik Sahay. After long discussion, both decided to make this platform a forum for all Biharis New Delhi, NOV 23, 2004: BiharBrains organized its first meet at New Delhi. The meeting was convened by its city representative Mr. Ujjawal Jyoti and was presided by Dr. Kartik Sahay (Vice President of ACIPHARMA Inc USA). Main Excerpts of the meeting: a. Strategies on BiharBrains, goal and mission (Bibhuti (left) and Dr. Kartik (Rght) at Members identified education as the root Hotel Centro, Seoul. cause of social and economic deprivation of the people of Bihar. The first step in the direction could be helping the deprived 3
    • Souvenir, 2008 and providing scholarships to the needy Attempts would be made by existing ones based on merit. members to bring like-minded motivated Biharis under the flagship Biharbrains. It This can have two dimensions: was suggested that, to start with, for now we could have core teams for all the 1. Helping those who do not have access prominent cities in the country. As the even to the basic primary education, or membership grows, we can even think of expanding further to all the districts of Bihar. 2. Supporting the highly motivated ones financially so that they can achieve their desired goals. c. Web site contents It was suggested that we can achieve the This can start with having the member list, above two goals by having a trust that is the services, mission, and goals of maintained by the NGO. Though he was Biharbrains. It was suggested to have an critical of the fact that this NGO/Trust to open balance sheet on the site, which be funded by members or generous shall provide details of all the revenue donors. Dr. Kartik proposed a unique and generated and expenses. effective way to have a parallel Private Limited Company which would be a profit d. Discussion on become self making organization (Refer below to the employer and give employment for proposed services of the company). All the many in Bihar.quot; profit of the company would thereby go to the NGO making their combined efforts a Dr. Kartik suggested that the Profit self-financed and self-sufficient one. making Organization could provide loans to the motivated Biharis, who are not risk The Services proposed by the company averse, on easy terms and conditions. can be: e. Discussion on the proposal of 1. Consulting Services - Help aspiring Aryabhatt chair for R&D at Patna students for higher education getting admissions and scholarships in the foreign The attendees welcomed the idea but had universities. In lieu of the services a slight reservation about the Name of the rendered, the Private Profit making Chair being Aryabhatt. It was suggested organization would charge them financially. that the Chair should be named after Dr. Kartik was kind enough to suggest noted and distinguished scientists or that he, with his academic and business scholars hailing from Bihar. Dr, Kartik clout, to ensure the same. suggested name of Vashisht Narayan Singh, prominent mathematician and 2. Distant Education Services - These scientist. services can be provided by the educated members of Bihar brains via the website, f. How to make contacts and build Biharbrains.com. The revenue thus good relation with consultants, generated would then be diverted to the companies in India and abroad to NGO. increase employment opportunities 3. Advertisements - Revenue can be It was suggested that the members of generated from the advertisements group are capable enough of realizing the appearing on the website Biharbrains.com. cause should come forward and help those having aspirations of Biharis. b. Searching out Efficient Biharis 4
    • Souvenir, 2008 Meeting with CEO Synergy, BIZ in First BB Patna Meet: Nov 28, 2004 Korea: Nov 23, 2004 Nov 28, 2004: Bihar Brains organized its Seoul, S Korea Nov 23, 2004: Meeting First Patna (Remembering Meet) at Hotel between Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya and Samrat International. Mr. Randy Schroeder (CEO, SYNERGY www.synergybiz.net ) held at Hotel Grand International. He was having planned to recruit 150 MBAs and other categories for his India operation at Delhi. Mr. Bibhuti extended his co-operation in providing candidate to him. (Mr. Amit Singh, Singapore Representative in Hotel Samrat International at Patna with team of students) It will be remembered for great success (Mr. Randy Schroeder, left and Mr. Bibhuti and huge gathering where more than 70 Bikramaditya, right) people including students of NIT and 15 dignitaries of Patna took part. Synergy Worldwide is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nature's Sunshine, traded on Main excerpts of the meeting: the NASDAQ under the symbol NATR. (1) An Aryabhatt Chair will be created. The seamlessly global compensation plan makes it easy to do business literally Aryabhatt Chair-person will himself be a around the globe. For all the details, you role model with a high citation index plus can understand from the website. he will continue to pursue his research interests actively with Govt. Support. First BB Website Launched: Nov 27, 2004 AryaBhatt Chair will also award a Gold Medal to the Scientist of the Year from Nov 27, 2004: BB first website launched among the Scientists under its perview. on the eve of first Patna meet, Courtesy, Sri Atul Udgaonkar, CEO, Hans (2) In coordination with Ram Krishna Technologies, Pune, (India). Mission a SCHOLASTIC CENTRE will be opened where there will be 5 Computer Nodes. Immediately current journals of NATURE, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, SCIENCE, NEW SCIENTIST & IEEE SPECTRUM WILL available at this centre (5) BiharBrains will provide, through Amit Singh, a CD containing the DATABASE of all the potential employers in Mechanical, Civil, Electronics & Electrical Engineering. 5
    • Souvenir, 2008 (6) Patna Chapter Coordinator will 2. Affiliation with Indian Association in immediately take the initiative to prepare Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or Sharjah the MOU of BiharBrains Trust and get it 3. Mode of NGO: a. National Level or registered under Society's Act. Regional Level b. Office at Patna or Delhi Attendes: Dr. Kartik Sahay, Amit Singh 4. Fund raising for Biharbrains and (Singapore), Kumar Vikash (sify.com), other Activities. Extent of Staff of GIC, Bijay kumar Sharma (NIT contribution and modus operandi Patna) and around 70 students of NIT, 5. An Awarding scholarship to Mr. Patna Shuvam, an Indian child genius from Muzaffarpur 6. Technical group building at Patna for BB First Bangalore Meet: Dec 6, Projects By establishing company 2008 under NGO named as “Tech brains Co. Ltd” company for development of outsourced Projects, local projects Bangalore, Dec 6, 2005: BiharBrains 7. Increasing Recruitment drive in UAE: organized its First Bangalore Meet, on Dec Strategies and planning 6, 2004. The meeting was convened by 8. Strengthening membership for Sajal kumar. biharbrains and its resources. Inviting members’ active support in The main excerpts of the meeting: all respects, for the noble cause. BiharBrains should find out somebody at 9. Discussion on local concerns, and Patna who can actively work for the any other possible activities. organization and will execute the plans for 10. Frequency of meetings. Next the upliftment of youth by providing meeting. training. Members gave assurance to help BiharBrains in its goal and mission by Main excerpts of the meeting: their own means. Mr. Sajjad Ahmad, country representative Attendes: Priya ranjan kumar (Lucent of Biharbrains for UAE welcomed the engg college), Sajal kumar (Intel Tech), attendees, and thanked them for their Ranjit Singh (PCS), Neeraj (Jalappa engg overwhelming response. He urged them to college), Md. Irshad Baig. contribute to the objectives of the biharbrains in whatever way they could, First BB UAE Meet: Dec 16, 2004 and spread the word around to far and wide so that it gains strength financially as well as physically with membership of the group continuously increasing. Abudhabi, UAE, and Dec 16, 2004: Bihar Brains organize its first BB meet in The attendees then introduced themselves. UAE on Dec 16, 2004 at India Islamic Mr. Shakeel Ahmad made a PowerPoint center with a huge gathering. Mohd. presentation on the vision, mission, goals Sajjad Ahmad and Mohd. Shakeel ahmad and objectives of the biharbrains group, took responsibility to organize this meet and extended a formal invitation to all at UAE. those present to join the group. The presentation is attached with this Email. Main Agenda of the meeting: A discussion session of about an hour 1. Possibility of having a Local Forum of followed the presentation. Immediately Biharis in UAE afterwards, in order to maximize the input from the attendees, and to instill a sense 6
    • Souvenir, 2008 of transparency, an opinion survey was 9. The monthly contribution to the conducted that could be completed within biharbrains fund should be Dhs 50 10 minutes. Those present also filled a (fifty) per month by all those who form to provide detailed information about choose to be members of the group. them that would ultimately be part of a 10. The biharbrains executive committee future database (already uploaded to the in UAE must meet at least every yahoogroups – partly – in the database month. section). The decisions and opinions that 11. The local chapter shall have no formal emerged from the survey and the structure but shall have just an discussions are summarized below: executive committee for carrying further the cause of the biharbrains as 1. The Bihari NRIs residing in UAE well as the local aspirations of UAE congratulate Mr. Bibhuti and all those residents. who have made the biharbrains 12. The decision-making for all matters happen, and resolve to extend their concerning biharbrains should be fullest support in making the dream of vested in an executive committee a technologically developed Bihar constituted of 5 (five) members. come true as soon as possible. 13. Attendees were asked to suggest 2. The UAE team resolved that in order to names for the above executive function without violating the local committee, but a majority of those rules and regulations, it should try to present and voting felt it really difficult affiliate with the Indian Association in to do so because they felt more time Dubai or in any other emirate. was needed to interact and exchange 3. In order to achieve the goals and views with each other in order to be objectives of biharbrains, and fulfill able to choose the best persons for local aspirations of the UAE residents, this job. a separate fund should be established. 14. It was suggested by some members 4. For the resolution in item-4 to succeed, that biharbrains should strive towards a joint account shall be maintained in helping the 2nd and 3rd level students UAE. Modalities for the same shall be instead of the top level students finalized in subsequent meetings. because the top-rankers are able to 5. Depending upon the local aspirations make their own way easily. No voting of UAE residents, as and when a could be taken on this aspect. But, the consensus on the same emerges in the inspiration that rewarding a top-ranker form of goals and objectives and if conveys to the student community was they happen to be different from those well recognized, as was the of biharbrains, affiliations may also be importance of career guidance for all sought with other organizations in the students. India that are expected to fulfill 15. It was suggested that NRIs visiting additional aspirations, if any. India should coordinate with the local 6. However, the UAE residents resolved chapter to conduct training camps for that there is no need to form any the budding students, for taking the forum separate from Biharbrains, suggestion in item-14 further. unless otherwise mandatory due to 16. Suggestions were made to invest in local legal considerations. vocational training centres, and in 7. The UAE residents resolved that the institutions similar to ITIs, to help the biharbrains NGO should be established unemployed youth who are unable to at Patna, and not at Delhi or any other carry their education further. At the place. same time, suggestion was also 8. The above NGO should have an forwarded to help reduce drop-outs at executive committee elected every the matriculation (Xth) level. year by the biharbrains members, if there are no legal constraints. 7
    • Souvenir, 2008 17. The proposal for providing consultancy Attendees: Sajjad Ahmad, Prakash Gupta, for education and employment was Arvind Tiwari, Nayyar Ahsan, Om Prakash very well supported. Prasad, Neyaz Ahmad, Ravindra Kumar, 18. Members generally supported (at least Mujtaba Kamal, Shakeel Ahmad, did not object to) the biharbrains Shatrughan Singh, Rajeev Pandey, proposal, e.g., awarding of scholarship Raghubir Prasad, Dr. Syed Iqbal Haider, to Shubham Prakhar, launching of Anwar Bari,Shakeel Ashraf, Md. Haroon, Aryabhatt centre for R&D at Patna, Md. Salman Siddiqui, Shahnawaz Hussain, technical group building at Patna for Ali Abdulla, Dr. Shaharyar Ahmad, Dr. Projects, launching of Projects Sajid Kamal, Ashok K Das. competition, etc. 19. Everybody agreed on the need to help First Global conference Meet: Jan each other in getting better and better 9/16/23, 2005 employment through concerted efforts with a professional approach. 20. Attendees resolved to become members of the virtual group January 9/Jan 16/Jan23, 2005: Bihar (yahoogroup), as well as the real Brains organized its First Global chat meet group, and spread the message further. held through online global conference in 21. Strictly local matters would be which global members of BiharBrains discussed in the yahoogroup, called participated to discuss on the agenda of “biharuae”. formation of international society in Bihar. 22. Next meeting would be organized within a month, preferably in Abu Main excerpts of the meeting: Dhabi, after discussions within the In a long hour meet, member Formed group on its modalities and the agenda. Executive committee, NGO Formation committee, Accounts Management The main session concluded with the committee, Aryabhatt Chair for R&D, closing notes from Mr. Salman Ahmad, the Website committee, Formed Technical senior most Bihari present in the meeting Team Building committee, Fund Raising in terms of presence in UAE and also in Committee, Business activity committee, terms of experience in social service. He etc. provided the participants with lots of Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya was elected inspiration to work together and pursue founder chairman of the BiharBrains the cause of technological development whereas Dr. Kartik Sahay, Dr. B. K. wholeheartedly. He cited benefits from the Sharma, Kumar Vikash were elected as group efforts and exhorted everybody to Head of the steering committee, Head of join hands together to help the society the local executive committee as president reach its well-deserved top slot, soon. He and vice president respectively. congratulated everybody on the launch of Association with HOPE biharbrains, and thanked all those (http://www.helppeopleandanimal.org) & involved. He thanked the attendees and Nabuur (A Netherlands based organization the organizers for making this meeting www.nabuur.com) announced. happen, and urged to keep the tempo high. The organizers have requested Mr. Attendes: Salman to forward the full text of his speech to the group so that full benefits Ahmad Rasheed (Saudi Arabia), Ajay can be availed from it. Kumar(Chennai), Amit Singh (Singapore), The meeting concluded with dinner, and Dr.B.K.Sharma (Patna), Bibhuti informal chats between the attendees. Bikramaditya (Seoul), Dr. Kartik Sahay (USA), Nandan Kumar (UK) ,Prabhat Sinha (Canada), Santosh Pandey 8
    • Souvenir, 2008 (Bangalore), Shakeel Ahmad (UAE), scientists, engineers, professors, Sugriv Barnwal (USA), Ujjwal Jyoti (Delhi), Chartered Accountants, lawyers, Shabi hashmi (UK), Samir Kr. Mishra, economists, R&D professionals, CEOs and (Australia), Praveen Ohal (Ranchi), young mass brain under its wing. Dhirendra Kumar (Delhi), Anita Banerjee (Jamshedpur), Kumar Vikash (Patna), Mr. Sugriv Barnwal of USA will be global Ram Naumi Kumar, (Delhi), Sandeep in-charge of the NGO Formation Kumar(Delhi), Nash Rahman, (USA), Committee who has been involved with Amaresh shanker (Patna), Baldeo Prasad similar activities for many years in USA (Singapore), Padmanabh Mishra (IIT holding as the General Secretary, Bajana, Khragpur), Abul Farah (South korea), North America (www.bajana.org), Indian Manoj Shahi (Patna), Manoj Kumar (IIT, Association at USA (www.iacaw.org) and Kanpur), Arshad Hussain (UAE), Rajesh charitable organization for poor and Kumar ( Bangkok). underprivileged for Bihar and UP (www.kamladevi.org). He will be assisted by Mr. Bikramaditya. Mr. B. K. Sharma News in Patna Daily: will be meeting President at Patna. Technocrat from Bihar Forms 'BiharBrains' to Pool Resources http://www.patnadaily.com/news05/Janua BB Meet and Presentation at Patna ry/011505/biharbrains_formed.html Science College: April 9, 2005 Patna: January 15, 2005 April 9, 2005: BB presentation at Patna science college alumni association by Dr. Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya, an engineer of BK SHARMA. Advertisement on Bihar Bihar descent employed at Seoul, South Brains was published in the special issue Korea, in order to unite all the technical of Alumni association of Patna science brains of Bihar under one large umbrella, college News magazine. has formed what is called 'the BiharBrains'. Bikramaditya, who is also the moderator BB Second UAE Meet: May 5, 2005 of 'BiharBrains', started this organization on Oct 4, 2004 with certain objectives to unite all educated people of Bihar residing Abu Dhabi, May 5, 2005, BiharBrains in India and abroad who are concerned for UAE Chapter organized its first meeting at the development of the state. On January Indian Islamic center, ABUDHABI on may 9, he called a first global chat meet and 5, 2005 in a grand way Mohd Shakeel formed an executive committee to shape Ahmad took lead role in organzing this the organization efficiently and event. professionally. Before this meeting, he Guest of Honour: Dr. Manzoor Alam, had organized several meetings at Delhi, Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, Bangalore, Remembering Patna Meet New Delhi, (with large gatherings) at Hotel Samrat, and UAE meet, details of which are Main excerpt of the meeting: available in the website http://www.biharbrains.org. The decisions and opinions that emerged from the survey and the discussions are BiharBrains has taken off the ground in a summarized below: very impressive manner and is fast taking shape of a real development forum for 23. Many members offered to provide Bihar by including a host of noted support, either on their own or 9
    • Souvenir, 2008 through others, in affiliating with Ram Kumar Roy (mussaffah), Anil Kumar the Indian Association in Dubai or srivastava (Abudhabi), Avanish Sharma in any other emirate in order to (Sharjah), MUJATABA KAMAL (Dubai), function without violating the local Pankaj Prasun (Dubai), Nadeem Iqbal rules and regulations. (Abudhabi), Shoaib Ansari (Abu dhabi), 24. The monthly contribution to the Kundan Kumar (Dubai), Subhash Jha (Abu biharbrains fund should be Dhs 10 dhabi), Sudhir Sinha (Abudhabi), Santosh (ten) per month, apart from any Ranjan (Dubai), Rizwan Badar(Mussaffah), one-time fee, according to 9 (nine) Rizwan Badar (Musaffah), Saket Prasad attendees and Dhs. 50 (fifty), (Abudhabi), Abhay Kumar (Abudhabi), according to 6 (six) of them. Sanjeev Kumar (Abu dhabi), Raees Faisal 25. The frequency of biharbrains (Dubai), Sanjay Singh (Abudhabi), Faisal meeting in UAE must meet at least Naeem (Abudhabi), NAIYER AHSAN every month as per seven (Dubai), Abhay Singh (Abudhabi), attendees and once in two months SHAKEEL AHMAD (Dubai), Abu Nazar(Abu (bi-monthly) as per other seven dhabi), Shakeel Ashrafi (Abu dhabi) etc. attendees. 26. Following members volunteered to First BB Founder meet on global become members of the Global conference: June 25, 2005 Executive Committee: Sanjeev Kumar, Sanjay Singh, Shakeel Ashrafi, Naiyar June 25, 2005: First BB Founder Ahsan. members meet held and decided to give 27. Following members volunteered to new look to proposed BB Scholastic center become active members of Bihar to be inaugurated on July 30, 2005. Brains: Subhash Jha, Pankaj Prasun, Kundan Kumar, Raees Faisal, Avanish Sharma, Anil Kumar Srivastava, Ram Kumar Roy, BB Patna Meet: July 9, 2005 Ajay Kumar, Abu Nazar etc. 28. Attendees were asked to suggest names of city representatives and Patna, July 9, 2005: BiharBrains local country representatives as well as Patna chapter organized meet on July 9, for the executive committee. here at seminar hall of Maitri shanti Following names emerged as bhawan to discuss on the issues of member’s choice: funding and helping local talents. The 29. Shakeel Ahmad, as city meeting was convened by Dr. B. K. representative of Dubai, and as Sharma and was presided by Dr. Shashi representative to Executive Bhushan Prasad. Committee. Shakeel Ashrafi, as city representative of Abu Dhabi, Main Excerpts of the meeting Ajay Kumar, as representative to Executive Committee, Naiyer (1) All the finances of our Society should Ahsan, as representative to be obtained as contributions from the Executive Committee. members; 30. All the proposals by BB, and the actions taken were well supported (2) Funding should never be obtained (at least not opposed). from OXFAM, CARE and some such groups; Attendees: Altogether 26 members were attended: (3) Society should have a clearly defined Dr. Manzoor Alam, New Delhi, Sanjay ideology namely the students who are Singh (Abudhabi), Ajay kumar (Abudhabi), 10
    • Souvenir, 2008 being assisted for obtaining higher wholly on the members contribution. education abroad should and must commit The following are the some of the themselves to coming back and serving suggestions of the members their motherland; regarding raising money by alternate resource (4) Society's objective should be to ensure that the students who are assisted must • Ask for sponsorship fee from commit themselves to using their entities (i.e. coaching center, knowledge in fighting backwardness, computer center etc) who are poverty and illiteracy of our country, interested in advertising (like India; putting up banners or distributing pamphlets) in some functions of (5) Society should run GRE/GMAT/TOEFEL the scholastic center (like center as a self study center where the inaugration function. books and CD's will be available and • Requesting contribution from students under the guidance of some guests who come for some resource person will make preparations on function in the scholastic center. their own; • Members take classes on their specialized subjects for the Attendees: Dr. B. K. Sharma, manoj interested students on some fees shahi, Dr. Amarendra Narayan, Dr. Shashi and contribute the income Bhushan Prasad, Ravi Bhushan Prasad, to the center. Vijay Sharan and students of NIT and others. Attendees: Mohd. Ghufran Alam, Dr. Abul Farah, Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Shubranshu Singh. BB Korea Meet: July 17, 2005 First BB Mumbai Meet: July 23, 2005 Patna, July 17, 2005: BiharBrains Korea chapter organized meet on July 17 at residence of Dr. Abul Farah to discuss on July 23, 2005: BiharBrains Mumbai the issues related to monetary help and chapter organized its first meet at CIFE individual contribution, inauguration of which will be remembered for huge crowd. BBSC and its development as center for Around 40 scientists of IIT, Mumbai and learning etc. The meeting was convened CFRI gathered and take active Mohd. Gufran Alam and was presided by participation in the discussion on following Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya agenda: fishery project feasibility submitted by group of IIT and CIFE researchers, Fund raising by members for Main Excerpts of the meeting: the society, BiharBrains welfare schemes and indirect means of fund raising etc. 1. Members were of the view that the The meeting was convened by Mr. Ranjit founder members should contribute Sinha of IIT MUMBAI and presided by Dr. their amount as soon as possible. Kartik Sahay, Vice President ACI 2. Members were happy to know about PHARM.INC USA. The meeting was the inauguration of scholastic organized on Mr. Bibhuti’s Mumbai Visit. center to be scheduled in Patna on 30th July. Main Excerpts of the meeting 3. There should be some alternate source of funding for the scholastic center so that it does not depend 1. Members were asked for query related to Bihar Brains and its activities to Mr. 11
    • Souvenir, 2008 Bibhuti Bikramaditya. Dr. Kartik Sahay (2)BB and SFS will always maintain was also present in the meet and fraternal relationship and assist each cleared doubts of the local members. other in their respective aims and 2. Project on fisheries announced in objectives; the village, Janipur (Dist Sitamarhi, Bihar).Mentor: Sri Upendra Pd. Singh, (3)BB and SFS will together device ways scientist at CFRI, Mumbai and means for identifying eager students 3. Members endorsed the fund raising by amongst economically deprived society individual contribution and give much and nurture them bloom from cabbage stress on raising fund through training into cauliflower; in cutting edge technology and other employment generating courses by (4)BB and SFS will together identify seeing current industry demands. development and much needed projects for filling up the very important Attendees; Rajeev Ranjan, Pankaj Kumar, infrastructural gaps and pursue these Dr. Kartik sahay, Mr. Ranjit Sinha, Dr. projects to fruition and maturity; Upendra Prasad Singh, Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Mr. R. P. Raman, Mr. Prem (5)BB and SFS will together work for Sagar Mishra,Mr. Umashankar Prasad, building up a strong, economically Mr. Shanawaz Ali, Mr. Binod Kumar prosperous and principled India; Choudhary, Mr. Navrajan Tirky, Mr. Prem Kumar, Mr. Niranjan Kumar, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Mr. Sailesh Surabh, Mr. Ashish Press conference: July 29, 2005 Kumar jha, Mr. Ritesh Ranjan, Mr. Sujeet Rajak, Mr. Absar Alam, Mr. Paras Narayanam, Abhay Sharma, Ranjeet K sinha, Shivjee Sah, Ashish Thakur, July 29, 2005: Press conference called Avinash vinay jee , Awnit N Bikash, Swati By Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya at Hotel Ojha with her delegates, Kaushal Rajasthan in the presence of Dr. Srivastva with his delegates, Shailendra Jagganath Thakur, PU VC , Sri Amalendu Neeraj Jha, Mr. Subhash C. Dwary, Mr. Narayan Sinha, Ex- Editor, Hindustan Shantanu, Mr. Rajeev Brahmachary, Times,Dr. M. M Chaudhary, HOD Electrical, NIT, Patna, Dr. BK Sharma, President BiharBrains. MOU Signed with Science for Society : July 27, 2005 July 27, 2005: MOU signed between BB and Science for society. For the popularization of science among children in a new and different approach: Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya signed on the MOU on behalf of Bihar Brains along with its counterpart Dr. S.P.Verma Gen Secy , Science for society. Main points of MOU (1) BiharBrains will hitherto be known as BB and Science for Society will hitherto be known as SFS; 12
    • Souvenir, 2008 BiharBrains Scholastic Center Main Excerpts of the meeting: Inaugurated : July 30, 2005 The meeting overall was very good, with ideas pooling in from all members, also a July30, 2005: BB scholastic center reflection of series of events, and the inaugural function held. It was opening ceremony of Bihar brains inaugurated by Dr. Rajmani Pd. Sinha, VC Scholastic Center at Patna. It has been an Mithila University. Dr. Jaggannath Thakur achievement for all of us, to open our was the Chief Guest of the Inaugural center in Patna successfully and we look Function. Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya forward from all our members to gave talk (PPT Presentation) on Bihar contribute towards its growth. Brains and its activities in front of around 100 distinguished guests and youngsters. Following were the issues/ concerns Dr. B.K Sharma presided over the function discussed at the meet. and Sri Amalendu Narayan Sinha gave his lucrative speech and give vote of thanks 1. The membership of the scholastic to the guests. center is open to students and faculties. Membership fee for the A Debate competition on “Standards of Scholastic center was decided to be Education in Bihar” was organized by Rs 51/- (fifty one) per month and “Facon De Parlour”: A renowned debating the annual membership is fixed at society of Bihar located at Rajendra Nagar, the rate of Rs 500/-(five Patna. Sri Vijay Sinha, Director Of the hundered). “Facon De Parlour” was present in the 2. Bibhuti Bikramaditya successfully debate competition and chaired conducted the VLSI orientation at competition. the Scholastic center and seeing the amazing response to it from Winners were awarded by Dr. Rajmani students, there we may extend a Sinha and Certificates were distributed proposal to start a course in VLSI, among the participants of VLSI chip design and fabrication at Orientation Program by Dr. J.Thakur. Patna University. 3. Mr. Bibhuti informed that Science BB Delhi Meet : Aug 3, 2005 for Society is ready to sign a memorandum of understanding with Bihar brains 4. Individual sponsorship scheme for villages and needy students will Delhi, Aug 3, 2005: Members of Delhi carry on; members are encouraged chapter Bihar brains, met on Aug 3,2005 to apply this, in the villages they at Indian Coffee House, Connaught Place belong to. to discuss on following agenda; 5. Members opined that there has to Development of BBSC, VLSI program and be representation/ representative overall events at Patna. of Bihar brains in every district of Bihar. 6. The need of the hour is sufficient funds for the Scholastic center, and for this purpose there are donation coupons designed of Rs 50 and Rs 20 denomination promoting Bihar as a contributory state in development of the Nation. 13
    • Souvenir, 2008 Overall it was a well-conducted and It has been decided that the enlist fer extensive interaction filled meeting with members whose mails will not be Mr. Bibhuti and Dr. Kartik. moderated The enthusiasm shown by members is Issues rising: Issue related with Bihar surely applauded able. Brains must be raised time to time by members and give suggestion so a sit Attendees: Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya, could run properly at Patna. We have Chairman, Bihar brains, Mr. Kartik Sahay. decided that we build our Patna scholastic Dhirendra, Lalit, Ghanshyam, Chandra center strong and then move towards Mohan, Radhe Shyam, and Raju Pandey other centers to build confidence in from Hyderabad, Soeb Ahmed from Patna. ourselves/ Bihar Brains/ Group. Mr. Bibhuti also pointed out that rarely Global Conference Moderators members are giving suggestions and Meet: August 28, 2005 comments on the issues related with ongoing projects. New ideas projects and issues must be discussed on group mails. Aug 28, 2005: BiharBrains organized meeting of the moderators to discuss on following agenda: Moderation of mails, Above all members feedback/ comments/ issue raised by members, Bihar brains is brainstorming is important for Groups one year old on October 4 2005, overall progress. brainstorm on celebration ideas. Group interaction and discussion on new Attendees: Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Kartik projects and issues should be increased. sahay, Nandan Kumar, Praveen Ohal, Rajni Srivastava, Samir Kumar Mishra Bihar Brains will be one year old on 4th of October this year. To celebrate we are Main excerpts of the meeting brainstorming on activities that can be done as part of our celebrations. a. Article/comments related with politics, must be rejected by 1. Opening of the scholastic center moderators and should not be branch at Patna University. paased to the group 2. Launching an e newsletter of Bihar b. Moderator must read the full content Brains. of the mail and then pass to to the 3. Starting E-Magazine for Bihar group. If it is necessary moderator Brains: for that we must start the can edit the mail and then may send process for inviting articles from valid reason for that to the particular members from BB and others on member technical/humanities/non technical c. Personal mail relevant to the group topics. This issue will be first only be passed to the group mail magazine by Bihar Brains. d. Mails related with employment must 4. Birthday card be valid one; all junk mail of this type must be avoided. BB Korea Meet: August 27, 2005 As the group is increasing its strength manifold, and the number of mail to be moderated on everyday basis is Seoul, S. Korea, Aug 27, 2005: increasing, it is necessary to give it a BiharBrains Korea chapter organized its hierarchy/ structure. monthly meet to discuss on following 14
    • Souvenir, 2008 agenda; Development of BBSC, proposal anniversary of BiharBrains on Oct 4, to launch e-magazine etc. 2005. 2. On printing of magazine: It was decided that minimum 10 copies must be printed for the patna scholastic center and magazine can be released on oct 4, 2005 in the ceremony at Patna if we get resource center space by Patna university. Main excerpts of the meeting: 3. Editorial Board formed: We tentatively formed Editorial board 1. It was decided to focus more on consisting following members; Bibhuti subscribing national magazine and bikramaditya, Abul Farah, Shabi journals based on Science , arts and hashmi and Dr. SP verma. Mr. Bibhuti humanities rather than international will be chief editor and monitoring all journals so as large mass could be activities. benifited 4. Layout Design for E-Magazine: This 2. It was decided that some free work will be accomplished by journals /magazines could be easily Mr. Rajesh Kumar, our Bangkok provided at scholastic center. Mr. member and mind behind Biharscoop. Abul Farah will provide data He is graphic design engineer by base for the Life science journals to profession. the welfare committee and 5. BB resource center will be started at urges welfare committee to send it to Patna University on Oct the website committee at delhi 4, 2005 if we get confirmation from so as it could be uploaded into the university. website. 3. Scientist database: It was decided to Attendees: 1. Bibhuti bikramaditya, collect profile of Brains of Bihar who South Korea, 2. Samir Kumar Mishra, has published his articles in the Australia 3. Ghufran Alam, South Korea 4. international and national journals. Abul Farah, South korea 5. Dhirendra 4. E-magazine: it was decided to launch Kumar, Delhi 6. Shabi Hashmi, Germany 7. first e magazine on the Nitin kuma, Patna occasion of first year completion of BiharBrains on oct 4, 2004. BiharBrains First anniversary: Oct 2 and Oct 4, 2005 Global Conference Meet: Sept 12, 2005 Oct 2, 2005: BB first Anniversary Meet, Global Meet, Sept 12, 2005: BB held on yahoo messenger to discuss on organized global conference meet on following agenda; 1. Member’s views, yahoo on Sept 12, 2005 to discuss on the feedback and suggestions on one year following agenda: 1. E-Magazine editorial completion of the formation, NGO board, monthly News letter, BB Resource formation &account management, e- center at Patna magazine and other proposals. Main excerpts of the meeting Main excerpts of the meeting: 1. It was decided to launch E-Magazine 1. Members were satisfied with the and monthly Newsletter on the first achievements and progress of BB in one year. Members expressed their 15
    • Souvenir, 2008 desire to put more dedication and Main excerpts of the meet: active efforts by increasing activities 1. Regarding the progress of like training programes/workshop, Scholastic centre in Patna: Decided to commercial projects on regular subscribe some Indian science and basis at Scholastic Centre, Patna. technical journals published from Indian 2. NGO formation and account Academy of Sciences (IAS), Bangalore management Due to Durga Puja and Council of Scientific and Industrial and other major festival (Election), Research (CSIR) New Delhi. Below is the NGO formation will take more time list of some journals published from IAS 3. All members gave thanks to Mr. and CSIR with subscriptions rates. We Rishu on Successfully completion of have to select journals from the list 3D modeling program. according to the demand and 4. E-Magazine: It was decided to take requirement of readers at scholastic more time in deciding the contents centre. Members are requested give their of e-magazine as many works were suggestion for other journals which can be left. subscribe for BB scholastic center that should useful for the students and teacher Attendees:1. Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Seoul community. 2. Abul farah, Seoul 3. Dhirendra kumar, Delhi 4. Rajni Srivastava, Delhi 5. Sushant B. Dr. BKS was authorized to make data Delhi 6. Ranveer kumar, Hyderabad 7. base for the journal which can be added in Ramnaumi kumar, Delhi 8. Dr. BK the list. sharma, Patna 9. Rishu Kumar, Patna 10. Pradeep Jha, C. Sri SP Verma will give more data base patna 11. Kartik Sahay, Hanoi, Vietnam as we talked on telephone during meet. 12. Praveen ohal, Ranchi Those who 2. E-magazine and E-Newsletter joined late 13. Ramraj pandey: Michigan, d. The articles selected for E Magazine has USA, 14. shabi hashmi, UK could not join been sent to Mr Rajesh Kumar (Bankok 15.aliabdullah,UAE 16. alok jha.pune member) for final settings, and soon he 17. suvir kumar, delhi. will send back for proof reading and final editing to the Editorial board members. BB First Anniversary function at e. After publication of the E-magazine, E- NIT, Patna: October 4,2005 Newsletters will be published/ released. f. Forthcoming Patna meet on Nov 4: Sri santosh pandey was requested to see OCT4, 2004: BB organized First matter related to NGO formation and anniversary function at NIT, Patna and account opening at Patna awarded certificates to the 3D Modeling Program participants in a simple function. BB Patna Meet: Nov 4, 2005 BB Korea Meet: October 23, 2005 Patna, Nov 4, 2005: BiharBrains organized its local Patna chapter meet on Nov 4, 2005 at BBSC office on following agenda; Progress of BBSC, Publication of Seoul, Oct 23, 2005: BiharBrains Manthan etc. The meeting was convened organized its Korea chapter meet on Oct by Dr. B. K. Sharma. 23, 2005 at the residence of Mr. Bibhuti on following agenda; Progress of BBSC, Main excerpts of the meeting: Publication of Manthan etc. The meeting was convened by Mr. Ghufran Alam. a. On magazine: It was decided that as per report from Korea chapter 16
    • Souvenir, 2008 meet, all magazines listed should that though Symposium was be subscribed and will be kept in successful with some lacunae BBSC office. Members should which should be taken care of in contribute for the subscription of the later event. the magazines. 2. It was decided following protocol b. B. On big rental space for BBSC: must be followed for any BB It was decided that hall of Maitri Events: a. Coordinator will be held shanty Bhawan will be the best for responsible for all activity. He BBSC office. should prepare MOM and declare c. Accountability: Members Balance sheet just after completion stressed on the need for of the Project with the help of accountability and transparency Patna office staff members He should be maintained of the should co-ordinate with Patna society. office and local team members, He Attendees: rajni srivastava, ranjit should work under Strict guidance sinha, santosh pandey, Dr. and control of the chairman. B.K.Sharma and other members. 4. Members discussed on whether BB scholastic center should run under First Phase of Global conference on investment basis or donation and BiharBrains Scholastic Center: Jan contribution basis. It was decided to 20, 2006 continue discussion until any unanimous decision emerges. But most of them were of the view that to run organization, it Global conference, Jan 20, 2006: A should generate fund by themselves, it global conference was organized to cannot run successfully always on discuss on following agenda: donations. 1. Discussion on Making BB scholastic center: A profit Members Attended: Santosh Pandey making organization/self Sufficient (Chennai), Dr. Abul Farah (Korea), Unit: Imteyaj Ahmad (Korea), Dr. BK Sharma 2. Bibhuti Forthcoming visit to (Patna), Ajay Kumar (Jamshedpur), Dr. India and the work assigned by Kartik Sahay(Canada), Sattu Kumar BB (Bangalore), Lalit Choudhary (Delhi), 3. Release of BB magazine Sushant Bhartiya(Delhi), Vipin Srijan quot;Manthanquot; in printed as well as E- (Delhi), Bibhuti Bikramaditya (Korea), magazine Dhirendra Kumar (Delhi). 4. BB society registration. Second Phase of Global chat on BiharBrains Scholastic Center: Jan Main excerpts of the meeting: Meeting 27, 2006 started with the welcome message by Mr. Bibhuti to all members who were attending the meet. In welcome address, Global Conference, Jan 27, 2006: The he congratulated Mr. Santosh pandey on meeting was for continuing discussion on his marriage scheduled to be held on BiharBrains Scholastic Center and Mr. Feb18, 06. Bibhuti’s India Visit. 1. Meeting started with BKS report on Excerpts from the Meeting: Symposium. He presented Rs 10 It was informed that poll was conducted (around) deficit budget from the and opinions were taken from all symposium He informed the group members. Members were of unanimous 17
    • Souvenir, 2008 view that formula for investment is the best possible option for the development BB Korea Meet: Jan 29, 2006 of BiharBrains Scholastic Center, BBSC. Individual opinion, opinion from various chapters were taken during 7 days and then following final modification were Seoul, Jan 29, 2006: BB Korea chapter done in the proposal for BBSC which were organized its monthly meeting at Seoul to unanimously accepted discuss the agenda related to forthcoming series of seminar, Career counseling and 1. BBSC should be developed as self guidance program and inaugural function sufficient unit. of Patna Resource center, Lanuching of 2. The one who is putting money in Manthan first issue and other issues. The the development of BBSC and of meeting was convened by Dr. Abul Farah any projects will be termed as and was presided by Bibhuti Bikramaditya. SPONSORS. 3. Any individual can become sponsor Main excerpts of the meeting: In all BB projects; BB members will 1. The forthcoming Series of Seminar, be given priority for investment. Carrier Counseling Programme and 4. 50% amount of the earned money Inaugural Function of Patna from BB scholastic center will be Resource Centre should be used for the development of BB organized in planned way. Scholastic center and 50% will be 2. We are anticipating approximately distributed among SPONSORS. Rs. 25,000/ from VLSI Programme 5. After certain period, when sponsors and Workshop. gets his money back, BBSC or any 3. This money will be utilized for the project under this scheme will be arrangement of programmes and run completely by BB management printing of Magazine (MANTHAN). system . The period will be decided 4. The price for the first issue of on the projects. During the ‘Manthan’ is proposed as Rs. 15/ gestation period, it will be per copy. Special offer of Rs.10/ monitored by sponsors and founder per copy will be given for inaugural members of the organization. function. 6. ON Bibhuti Visit to India: All Attendees: Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Dr. members present gave wishes to Abul Farah, Subranshu singh, Ghufran him for his present visit to India. Alam Mr. Shabi Hashmi and Mr. Santosh asked update about NGO Registration. They were anxious BB first Pune Meet:Jan 31, 2006 why it is getting so late. Bibhuti assured that on this visit, we will have to do many works including Pune, Jan 31, 2006: BB pune chapter organized firs get together meet at hotel Attendees: Bibhuti Bikramaditya, seoul, Rajdhani, Pune on Mr. Bibhuti’s visit and South Korea, Santosh pandey, Chennai, discussed on various issues including local Shabi Hashmi, UK, Ranveer Kumar, bihar students problems. The meeting was Hyderabad, Chetan Anand, Hydearbad convebed by Mr Alok jha and was presided by Mrs. Sweta Tarate, MD of IDIT,Pune. 18
    • Souvenir, 2008 BiharBrains Got place in national dailies : Feb 3, 2006 BB was in news all over India in Dainik Bhaskar (all over north India) titled “Behtar Bihar Ke liye” on first page and Prabhat Khabar in Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. 19
    • Souvenir, 2008 elected as representative of Bihar Brains Chapter. BB Patna chapter Meet: March 30, 2006 Patna, March 30, 2006: BiharBrains Patna chapter organized a meeting for discussion on various issues including 1. Discussion related to BB Telecom courses, BB Disha Project, CDAC authorized center proposal 2. Formation of delegation to talk with minister of science & technology. 3. Discussion on demanding of NISC/IISER in Bihar. 4. Establishment of center for GMAT/TOEFL/GRE. 5. BB Scholastic center development BB First Village Chapter & BB office structure. established: Feb 19, 2006 6. Republish of Manthan magazine. Main excerpts of the meeting: 1. Mr. Sunil Sinha project manager in patna based Telecom company was given charge to start Telecom courses at BBSC. 2. For DISHA Project, it was decided to give full support to DISHA team members. 3. Mr Bibhuti informed members about the meeting held at Pune with CDAC officials; it was decided to hold till financial constraints are met. Altogether 30 people attended the Mr. Sanjay Mandal (left sit) , with his Janipur Team Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya Deliering lecture on Adventures meet. It was convened by Dr. B. K. ofBB Pune membersMagadh Mahila College, Patna Embedded system at at Hotel Raviraj, Pune Members. Sharma and presided by Bibhuti Bikramaditya. Janipur, Feb 19, 2006: Bihar Brains started its first chapter in Janipur village of Sitamarhi district. The main agenda of the meeting is to establish BB chapter. Meeting was convened by Mr. Bibhuti. Main excerpts of the meeting: 1. BB will help unemployed youth & youngsters of the village 2. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Mandal, Teacher in govt middle school in the nearby village, 20
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    • Souvenir, 2008 9. As per the individual sponsorship BB Delhi Meet Organized: April 2, Bibhuti has organized debate and 2006 various competitions at middle school Janipur. He has appointed a teacher at 1500/- Delhi, April 2, 06: BB, Delhi local / Month and add one more student for chapter Meeting and get together at scholarship now he is providing Cannaught place, Delhi held on 2nd April, scholarship to 3 students. 2006. The main agenda was BB review of work during Feb- March, 2006. BB Korea Meet: July 16, 2006 Review of Bihar brains from Feb to March at Patna as follows: 1. Mr. S. N Sandhwar l (Ex. AGM SBI) at Daejeon, S Korea: BB Korea chapter our Scholastic Center was recruited as oranised its monthly meet at Daejeon City Manager BBSC who will take care of of S. Korea on July 16 2006 at residence all activity and operation and Ms. Julie of Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya between 2 pm kumari as counselor. to 4 pm on following agenda; 1. E- Members proposed to organize “NRI magazine Manthan related issues, 2. meet in Nov“, funded of department Development of Scholastic Centre, 3. of science govt. of Bihar. Demand for NISC/ IISER 2. A career guidance program “Prerna” Main Excerpts of the meeting will be started from 3rd of June. 1. E-magazine Manthan related issues 3. Founded 15 core members committies who are going to give the • FREE ACCESS TO Manthan: It proposal on the requirement of NIC in was decided to keep Manthan for Bihar and we are targeted to give this open access on website for a proposal to Govt. of Bihar in April limited period of time. We month. emphasized on wide publicity of 4. Training course will start on BTS the magazine, since our main aim system installation from 9th of April is that people will read the 06 and CCNA course will start from 1st magazine and it will be a fund of may 06. generating medium. Many 5. Also had a talk of opening C-DAC members suggested that they center in Patna at planetarium. want to contribute in the name of 6. Running teaching classes on manthan for the development of preparation of GRE – PD every Scholastic centre Sunday 2-5. • It was requested to our members Mr. Sushi Kumar accepted to organize to read the magazine and forward these classes. at least five persons. 7. PC installed at BiharBrains Scholastic • All core members viz; founder Center for day to day activity. members, active members, and 8. The seminar hall was taken on rent city and country representatives (3000/- / Month) for our activity. It were requested to contribute in was decided that member of BB can the name of magazine Manthan use this space 11-5 to trained the (minimum 5 USD for NRI) and Rs. student on various topics. Member 30 for members in India for the needs to pay 70/- / hour to use this development of Scholastic centre. space through this we can raise some fund to maintain our day to day expenses. 22
    • Souvenir, 2008 • It was decided to to include few and whenever rain comes, no khichadi is sections on the regular basis such provided to those students as 3. Desk /benches: 6 desk and benches a. Interesting Facts, one sweeper for cleaning school class b. NRI column, rooms and surroundings c. BB past events and 4. Two needy and poor students got Forthcoming program scholarship from biharbrains: 100 rs per d. News and Breakthrough month against notebook and pen for 6 month for each 6 month, scholarship for 2. Development of Scholastic Centre those students will be reviewed if the At scholastic centre, Staff members were performance of the student is not good. directed to finalize the accounts for Disha event and suggested to maintain nice 5. In the month of November or working environment. December, school has planned to organize 3. Demand for NISC/ IISER following programs: BB office Patna was suggested to finalize 1. Essay completion, 2. Debate the third and final date for the meeting of competition, 3. Cultural program among the core committee at Patna. Dr. B. K. student, 4. ganit daud etc. Sharma was requested to coordinate with Prizes will be given by BiharBrains. members BB Global Conference Meet: Aug 18, 2006 Formation of Student wing of NIT Announced: Aug 17, 2006 And his contributed amount will be paid back to him within 5 max years. Patna Aug 17, 2006: BiharBrains had 1. Sources of Income: Establishing meeting in Patna on Aug 17, 2006. The CDAC Authorized Center, Center main agenda was to start process for for personality development and forming student wing of BiharBrains. Placement and consultancy centers Main excerpts of the meeting: are the main source of income for 1. Mr. Nitin Kumar was tentatively BB BB. representative for NIT. 2. Director: One dynamic and He along with Prabhat Kumar & other experienced person from Bihar will colleagues is going to have meet at NIT be director of the institutes and he and then form the student wing.. will be directed by BB main body. Scholastic center may be run by BB Janipur Meet: Aug 18, 2006 board of directors from BB local members and staff members. 3. Every body was in agreement for this kind mechanism for the Janipur (Sitamarhi) Aug 18, 2006: BB Scholastic center where huge fund Organized meeting in Janipur on Aug 18, is required. After long discussion, 2006.The main agenda was to develop we felt that there should be one school in the village. more meeting on this issue in which participation of more Main excerpts of the meeting: members from our main body is a 1. Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya announced his must. We all were in agreement decision to support his school where he that legal issues and financial studied. maters should also be taken care 2 Tirpal for the kitchen where khichadi for of very carefully. students cooked. This is without shade 23
    • Souvenir, 2008 4. For legal and financial matters a especially the students who wish to team of local members can be pursue a career overseas. formed who can give their report. S. B. Rai – He has agreed to take 5. Alok Jha Proposal for helping students from Bihar who is interested in orphan school under BB doing internship from his company in individual sponsorship scheme: Singapore. Mr. Alok Jha proposed to help Nilesh Sharma – In the past he has students of orphan school at all offered many young software engineers welcomed his proposal. Mr, Bibhuti from Bihar who are working in India to assured that BB office will collect come to Singapore. He is also willing to all information about that school to sponsor them so that they can come here Mr. Alok. and attend interviews, but no one has Attendees: Sri Alok jha, Pune, shown interest as of now. They want the Bibhuti Bikramaditya, S Korea, Ahmad appointment letter delivered to them Rasheed, Saudi Arabia, Lalit Chodhary, before they come to Singapore. New Delhi, Nitin Kumar, Bangalore. Venugopal – Though he is not from Bihar, but he can understand the difficulty faced by youngsters in starting a career. He has BB First Singapore Meet Organised: agreed to keep 2/3 candidates in his Apt Oct 1, 2006 at a time so that they stay here and look for a job. Avnish Kumar – He is head of operations Singapore, Oct 1, 2006: BiharBrains in a local IT company. He is also a Singapore chapter organized its first meet Nanyang Fellow. He is seriously thinking at Singapore. The main agenda of the of promoting the BB activities in meeting was to discuss regarding Singapore and South- East Asia. He has cooperation and support of Bihari’s agreed to work on FUND RAISING for BB. towards organization. The meeting was He will come out with some concrete plan convened by Mr. Amit singh, Singapore in a few days. representative and was presided by Sri Vimla Pandey – She thinks that women S.B Rai. from Bihar should actively participate in BB activities and share their views. She is willing to assist in logistics/VISA for people who want to make a career in Singapore. Amit Singh – I am always willing to help my friends, but they must take initiative. NO MORE SPOON FEEDING. I will charge small fees from the candidates. All the members were of the view that they do not want any publicity. BBSC or the candidates can directly contact us and We will help people settle in Singapore. Main excerpts of the meeting: All the members were of the view that we should help people hailing from Bihar, 24
    • Souvenir, 2008 2. BBSC will call press conference on 22 November, to highlight our demand of IISER in Media. 3. We discussed for the formation of strong Members Attended: Amit Singh (Product Manager), BB representative, Mr. S.B Rai, Managing Director (IT Company), Nilesh Sharma (ERP Consultant), Venugopal (Biomedical Engineer), Avnish Kumar (Head of Operations), Vimla Pandey (Wife of S.B Action committee in Patna and Rai), Vinit Suman (MBA). Delhi from local members to take forward our demand at both the places. This action committee BB Korea Chapter meeting: 18 should be supported by Advisory November, 2006 board of senior officials/ retired officials. Daejeon (S. Korea), 18 Nov, 2006: BB 4. Dr. Manis Jha suggested that Korea chapter organized its monthly Report submission to central meeting at the house of Mr. Bibhuti at government ministries should be Daejeon city of Korea on Nov 18, 2006 to accompanied by recommendation discuss on the issue largely on letter by maximum possible MPs development of IISER Project, BBSC and Ministers of central development and next issue of Manthan.. government ruling party. Members attended: Dr. Abul Farah, Dr. B. BBSC Development Manis Kumar Jha, Bibhuti Bikramaditya. 1. BiharBrains is thankful to BAJANA The meeting was convened by Dr. Abul (Bihar and Jharkhand Association Farah and was presided by Mr. Bibhuti of North America) especially to Mr. Bikramaditya Birendra Kumar and Mr. Sugriv Barnwal for taking BBSC Main excerpts: development project. A. Demand of IISER in Bihar 2. Bihar Times planned organizing Global Bihar Meet on 19-21 1. Core Committee is going to submit January, 2007. BB will send the final report on 22 November, representative to the meet. 2006, to the Science & Technology 3. Founder members and minister of Bihar. After that, core representatives of BB are committee will submit report to requested to send their Deputy Chief Minister and Chief suggestions about starting CDAC Minister of Bihar within November. center at BBSC. 4. BB will organize SciTechFest every year; event coordinator will 25
    • Souvenir, 2008 be any person. He can coordinate with BBSC office and staff. Every event should be a part of BBSC. We are preparing a guideline for organizing any event/ workshop/ seminar. The guideline will be uploaded on the website very soon. 5. BB registration process will be completed by the end of this year. C. Manthan next issue 1. We have extended the date of submission of articles to 31 December, 2006. The expected 3. After long discussion, we decided to date of publication will be 26 support his model worldwide. January, 2007. 2. We are preparing pamphlets for 4. BB will arrange meeting with CWRS, Manthan and documents for Patna (a unit of NIT for central water website. These will be finalized in a research) to know the authenticity of his couple of days. We will send project which will help us to know about pamplets to all the Institute and the feasibility of his project. Universities of Bihar and Jharkhand 5. His demo was already published by all for wide publicity. newspapers and news channel “Aaj tak/ 3. We are requesting members to Aankhon Dekhi/ Zee news etc. we decided send articles at the earliest, and that Mr. Ranjeet and Mr. Dhirendra will encourage others to submit articles. hold once again meeting with fellow man for taking his interviews on video on BB Delhi Meet: Dec 24, 2006 second week of Jan, 2007. His video will be uploaded into Bihar Brains website. 6. After successful meeting with Scientist of CWRS, we can think about the Delhi, Dec 24, 2006: BB Delhi Chapter model of this project in Delhi and we will organized a meeting on the arrival of Sri give all support to him. Bibhuti Bikramaditya. The main agenda Attendes: was the presentation of model of the Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Sri Ranjeet, project of Alok Kumar Bihari, a member of Sri Dhirendra, Sri Alok Bihariji. BiharBrains in Delhi in presence of all local members of Delhi. The meeting was called For the details, please click on by Sri Dhirendra kumar, Delhi http://www.biharbrains.org/Projects_Prod representatives of BiharBrains. uct_Promotion.php# Main excerpts of the meeting: 1. In the meeting he put his idea of project whatever he did so far and also Meeting with Sri Kamala Prasad Organized: Dec 24, 2006 showed his live demo at his house. 2. As per Scheme, the whole idea is to remove present “Nala” Drainage system. He presented his model for solution which Delhi, Dec 24, 2006: BB Delhi chapter will also protect river water to become members organized meeting with Sri dirty as well as stop water level Kamala Prasad, former chief secretary of decreasing tendency. Bihar in Delhi at his residence with Mr. Bibhuti on his India Visit. The main 26
    • Souvenir, 2008 agenda of the meting is to request Sri (Institute for Human Development, New Prasad to be a part of the meeting with Delhi). Organizers of Global Bihar meet. Hon’ble PM and HRD Minister for the After long discussion we got feedback that submission project proposal for the there are very few no. of investors in the demand of IISER in Bihar which he global Bihar Meet, though Bihar Govt is accepted readily. doing very hard work meeting the Main excerpts of the meeting: objectives of meet. BiharBrains gave many suggestions to organizers and called 1. Sri Prasad accepted our request for the industrialist to invest in Bihar through promoter of BiharBrains and proposed press conference at hotel Rajasthan. some names in Delhi who can be helpful for us in meeting our goal and mission. BB Patna chapter Meet on Global Attendes: Bihar Meet & other issues: Dec 27, Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Mr. Dhirendra 2006 and Mr. Ranjeet Kumar. Patna, Dec 22, 2007: BB members of Patna collected for meeting when BB was Workshop on Science in the news of local media and print media. communication through cultural The main agenda of the meeting to Events: Dec 24, 2006 discuss on various issues to improve BiharBrains. Main excerpts of the meeting: Sri Krishna Science center, Patna Dec 1. PTN news channel of Patna gave brief 26, 2006: Kainat Foundation, Patna news on BBSC with Bibhuti Bikramaditya organized workshop on Science interview. communication through cultural events on 2. On this occasion; members of Dec 24, 2006 at Sri Krishna Science BiharBrains gave their suggestions to center at Patna in which Mr. Bibhuti improve BiharBrains.They stressed need Bikramaditya was invited as a guest. for programs and events to other The chief of this function was Hon’ble universities and colleges. Minsiter for Science & Technology. Dr. Anil Attendes: Sri J Thakur, EX VC PU, Kumar. Scientists of Dept of Science and Principal College of Commerce, Patna, Prof technology, Govt of India and director of SP Verma EX HOD, Physics, Patna science Srikrishna center were also invited guest. College, Dr. BK sharma, HOD,Electronics, Mr. Shakeel Ahmad kakvi head of this NIT, Patna, Sri Amalendu Narayan Sinha foundation gave key note address. In this senior journalist and editor of Hindustan workshop, students of various schools of times, Sri Ravindra kishore, Innovator of Gaya district were participated and food products along with other members showed their project models. Mr. Bibhuti of BiharBrains . advised students to develop scientific temperament and skills for developing BB Janipur Chapter Meet: Jan 4, electronics toys and other products. 2007 Global Bihar Meet Organizers Meeting at Bihar Chamber of Janipur, Jan 4, 2007: BB Janipur Commerce: Dec 26, 2006 chapter held a meeting in the village on Jan4, 2007. The main agenda of the Bihar Chamber of commerce, Patna, meeting is to review of the block level Dec 26, 2006: The meeting were held function and strategies for dist level between Mr. Ajay Kumar, editor function to be organized in the village BiharTimes and representative IHD next year. 27
    • Souvenir, 2008 Main excerpts of the meeting: Industries and academicians. A group of 1. BB formed local action committee and NIT students will be actively involved with advisory committee for the next year dist this event. Mr. Rahul, second year level function to be organized by BB in the student of NIT, will inform the name of village. group of students from all section who can be actively involved in organized this techfest. 6. Mr. Satya will submit his report on printed magazine of Manthan till Jan 13, 2007. He will also give report on advertise in media. 7. Sri Ravindra Kishore was actively involved with BB events and accepted to be part of Global Bihar Meet. He is looking for good space for BB. Attendes: Mr. Satya, Sri Prabhat kumar, Sri Ravindra kishore, Sri Ramesh Rai, Prof.S. P. Verma, Prof. B. K. Sharma, Office staff members, Bibhuti BB Patna Meet: Jan 6, 2007 Bikramaditya. BB Bhutan Chapter Established: Jan 7, 2007 Patna, Jan 6, 2007: BB Patna chapter organized meeting on 6 Jan. The main agenda of the meeting was to stress need Patna, Jan 7, 2007: Mr. Shivesh Prakash for regular program by BBSC. took charge of BB Bhutan chapter. He Main excerpts of the meeting: readily accepted and announced all 1. Advertisement of BiharBrains in the possible help to BB in future. He will start media, proper Presentation of BB his contribution as membership of the objectives and programs & events in the society and representative of the country colleges so as it can reach to target very soon. He also proposed that he would audience. like to have seminar on “Communication 2. Need for project guidance to the skill“at any of the college. BBSC decided students. to hold this seminar on Magadh Mahila 3. Proper functioning of the office with College. good environment and office infrastructure set ups and shift of the BB Korea Meet: Feb 3, 2007 office place etc. 4. Establishment of local event/project management committee consists of Daejeon, S. Korea, Feb 3, 2007: BB a. Mr. Satya, CEO of local hardware Korea chapter organized its monthly company, b. Sri Prabhat Kumar, (MBA), meeting at Daejeon, S Korea on the issue c. Ravindra Kishore, LG Dealer and of Manthan magazine and website innovator of food products, d. Sri Development. Development of BiharBrains Ramesh Rai, e. Prof SP Verma, f. Prof Scholastic Center, Progress on Demand of BK Sharma, g. Office staff members IISER In Bihar, Outcome of Global Bihar h. Bibhuti Bikramaditya Meet and SciTechFest, 2007: next event for BBSC etc. 5. In the meeting, it was decided that the next Scitechfest organized by BiharBrains involving students of all streams, 28
    • Souvenir, 2008 Main excerpts of the meeting: Change of OFFICE Space for BB: BB is A. Manthan magazine and website looking for a suitable place to change the Development location of BBSC office. One computer will Third Issue of magazine Manthan will be be purchased this month for BBSC, office. released on 18 February, 2007. Manthan We are requesting Professors and website will also be launched within this academicians to conduct seminars on time frame. A report on the registration regular basis at BBSC. process of magazine is anticipated by the Monthly contribution by Korea end of February. Members: All Korea members have B. Development of BBSC decided to give their one month extra BB will focus on this mega project: contribution to BB office for purchasing For Investment in BBSC, proposal has one more computer at Office. already been submitted to Govt of Bihar in Global Meet and also Investment B. Demand of IISER: To speed up the proposals are open for all NRIs/ NRBs/ process for the demand, there is need to any other organizations/ Societies/ any take effort by all members. Our demand individual. Separate website is already up has already been reached to DY CM of for the BBSC, i.e. www.bbscindia.com Bihar, now very soon our delegation will meet to CM of Bihar. Prof Husnain (MEMBER OF Scientific advisory council of It was decided that BBSC, Patna will Prim Minister of India) and VC of organize two fixed programs every year: Hyderabad Univ has suggested that We should form delegation of all party MPs 1. SciTechFest: in the middle of year: team who will sign over the Draft of the Performa for SciTechFest is being Demand of IISER and any MP will discussed among active members and represent the team to meet Prime Minister representatives. This year, of India along with representative of SciTechFest will be organized in the BiharBrains. We are working on this State Level in which the participation process. Prof. SP Verma is drafting text of industry will be focused. In the for the MPs for the demand of IISER in students category Researchers, Bihar. Meanwhile because of bad health Budding researchers of all streams of of Sri Arjun Singh, Our delegation could science and technology will be not get time to meet HRD Minister at New participated and will be giving demo Delhi. We do hope that very soon meeting of their project/product which will be with HRD minister will be organized. open for visitors for three days. One MP will lead the team. 2. Career Counseling Program: at the end of year: Career counseling C. Outcome of Global Bihar Meet Program will be conducted on the lines of last years career counseling Global Bihar meet was very successful program every year in the last week event. BB formed 18 member team led by of the Dec. Dr. BK Sharma at Patna. Very soon, a detailed report on Global Meet will be posted by Mr. Ranjeet Kumar, New Regular Program at BB: There is Delhi. All members present gave thanks proposal from BB local event management to our local event management team Committee that to speed up the inflow of coordinated by Sri Ravindra Kishore for students at the center, we should focus on their good coordination with BB members regular career building courses and and Organizers of Global Bihar Team. This regular events at BBSC. A series of event was successful and this will help in training program for GRE/ C++, project branding image of Bihar in the national handling may be conducted. and international fora. 29
    • Souvenir, 2008 issue will be coming up in July, As per announcement of the govt of Bihar, 2007. Notification for article Next Global Bihar Meet will be organized submission for next issue will be under newly formed Bihar Foundation sent soon. which will works independently for the iii. Members discussed about starting development of Bihar. BiharBrains (Mr. E-learning program from BB. We Bibhuti’s name from BiharBrains) has appreciated Mr Siddharth efforts been included in the technical education and bringing the concept of committee, Higher education committee “Saheed Anil Kumar Singh, IPS and Primary education committee of Bihar (Retd.) Yojna for childrenquot; Under Foundation, The detailed can be seen on “Bihar Brains Talent Search www.biharparishad.org Schemequot;. We discussed bout All members gave thanks to executive selection procedure and criteria, all committee of Bihar Foundation for this. members agreed on the criteria of Attendees: The meeting was attended by poor + talent. Eligibility should be Dr. Abul Farah, Mr. Imteyaz Ahmad, poor and selection criteria will be Bibhuti Bikramaditya and was convened talent. Mr Shatrughan suggested by Dr. Abul Farah, Korea representative of that selected candidates will be BiharBrains. admitted to any residential school and the scholarship amount will go BB Korea Meet: March 10, 2007 to the school authority rather than going directly to the candidates or their parents. Scholarship will be continued to another year following Daejeon, S. Korea, March, 2007: BB the satisfactory progress report of korea chapter organized its monthly meet the candidate. All the procedure for on March 10, 2007 at Daejeon, S Korea this scholarship will be finalized on the issues of Series of seminar in Patna, after getting inputs from all Development of BBSC, SciTechFest, 2007 members. etc. The meeting was convened by Dr. Abul Farah. Main Excerpts of the meeting: 3. Sci Tech Fest, 2007 1. Series of Seminar in April, 2007 A. A meeting of Patna local members is scheduled on 13 March, 2007 to There will be series of Seminar organized discuss and finalize the date of in different colleges of Bihar during the forthcoming Sci Tech Fest. India visit of Mr. Bibhuti in April, 2007, B. A group of students at NIT Patna including places such as Patna, Motihari, will develop website for Sci Tech Madhubani, Bhagalpur etc. Mr. Bibhuti will Fest. Website work will be finished announce details as soon as the schedule by the end of March. is finalized. C. Dr. Manis Jha showed his interest 2. Development of BBSC to convince CSIR office at Patna to participate in the Sci tech Fest. i. Mr. Bibhuti will focus on the Attendees: Dr. Abul Farah, Dr. Manis registration of BB during his stay in Kumar Jha, Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Mr. Patna. Shatrughan Singh. ii. BB publishes four issues of Manthan magazine each year. Next 30
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    • Souvenir, 2008 BB JNU, Delhi Meet: April 6, 2007 JNU (Delhi), April 6, 2007: BB Delhi chapter has organized a meeting in JNU campus. Sri Dhirendra with all Delhi members coordinated this meet. The program was started with welcome address of Ms Rajni Srivastava and then 1 hr PPT presentation on BB by Mr. Bibhuti. Mr. Dhirendra gave vote of thanks. Main excerpts of the meeting: 1. BB opened its chapter at JNU. Mr. Gyanesh Dutta, an M.Phil Student of JNU has become BB JNU representative. 2. Atulesh Kumar Anand (Lawyer Supreme Court) has become Legal advisor of BB in Delhi. He is practicing at Supreme Court of India and he was student of ILS law college, Pune. 3. Presentation by Sri Alok Kumar Bihari on his water harvesting project. We decided to wait until expert committee submits their report to BB. 4. Bihar Mahotsav: We witnessed warm presence of Sri Shaiendra jee who involved himself in organizing Bihar Mahotsav in Mauritius on July 15, 2007. BiharBrains has decided to support, coordinate for this event with the organizing committee of this event. In this meet, Ho’ble Chief Minister Sri Nitish kumar will be the chief guest. Sri Shailendra jee was thanked for his noble mission. 32
    • Souvenir, 2008 level exams and send list of poor talents to us. Get together meet with BB Members d. Final rules and regulation for the yojna and staff: April 7, 2007 and selection procedure will be announced After meeting with Dr. SP Verma our adviser/president of science for society on Patna, 7 April, 2007: BB Patna chapter April 15. organized a meet held at Hotel Mamta in e. The selection process for the next year Patna. The meeting was convened by Mr. may be altered. Bibhuti Bikramaditya and was presided by Prof S. P. Verma. 4. SciTech fest: Govt can be the only supporter of this Main excerpts of the meeting: event. 1. Regular course/ prog by BBSC: 5. IISER Demand: BB local members feel regular In the month of April, BB may organize course/programs by BBSC to attract meeting with Hon'ble CM of Bihar. students at our BB office and also to continue flow of members to visit our 7. Motihari Chapter office to avail all facilities by BiharBrains. It was decided that BBSC will organize its On April 25, 2007 Motihari chapter will be regular course on computer (one month inaugurated at Town hall, Motihari. certificate course in MS office/ internet Technologies) for students/ teachers and Attendes: Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Prof. professors. The idea is to start computer J. Thakur, Prof. B. K. Sharma and other literacy program. The fee will be very BB active members, representative and minimal (Rs 500/-). This will be organised moderators, Dr. S.P.Verma, Ravindra regularly in BB office from May (probably) Kishore,Mr. Satya, Rajan Kumar, Mr. Prem after registration of the society in the new Ranjan, Sri Vijay Sharan, Miss Julie place for BB office. Kumari, Vikash Kumar, Ramesh Rai, Dheeraj Kumar, Pankaj Kumar 2. Office set up: BiharBrains office Mr.S.K.Sharma, Principals, Professors of should be immediately shifted from the all local colleges, Students of Colleges, existing space, to other location. BB Doctors, High officials of Motihari and should have good infrastructure setup. other prominent personality of Motihari. 3. Scholarship Yojna: a. BB will start district wise selection BB Inaugurated its Motihari Chapter: procedure. Means Dist officials will be April 25, 2007 given Intimation for this yojna, they will send 10 poor students from each dist. then one Motihari, April 25, 2007: BiharBrains Common exam should held for all poor inaugurated its First Dist chapter in Bihar students from each district to finalize 15 in the district of Motihari on April 25 in a Students for scholarship. function at Town Hall, Motihari. On this b. As BB has less time to start the process occasion local dignitaries’ of Motihari, of selection, 10 most poor districts of students, lawyers and teaching Bihar will be selected for this year and community were present. also one common advertisement will be Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya while given in the newspaper. inaugurating the function announced that c. BB will take help from Science for Motihari has become first district chapter society, Bihar with its district coordinators after BiharBrains Scholastic Center at and DEOs (District superintendent officers) Patna. While speaking on this occasion, he of that district. They will select by District also declared that BiharBrains is the first 33
    • Souvenir, 2008 e-group based on Bihar which is going to take the form of registered society in the name of “BBrains Development Society” for NRIs/NRBs and all other educated people who concerns for the development of the state in the month of May, 2007. Since its inception on 2004, BiharBrains has become successful in establishing 18 chapters in all across the world and uniting NRIs/NRBs of Bihar for the productive discussion on Yahoo groups (more than 1045 members and more than 200 offline members) and then execution of ideas project in the state of Bihar. He requested youngsters to take part in BB activities on career counseling, orientation programs, and seminar/symposiums. He also spoke about Saheed Anil Kumar Singh Yojna for poor Brains which is going to be started by BB in the month of Aug for which process would be started from the month of May, 2007. He thanked Dr. S. P. Singh for organizing the event and gathering such a large no of audience from various colleges of Motihari bound areas. Delivering his keynote address on “Revamping education system in Bihar”, Dr. J. thakur (Ex-Vice Chancellor, PATNA UNIVERSITY) called upon the masses for applying scientific approach and developing scientific temperament in our daily life. He also stressed the need for changing educational system from theory based learning to practical oriented learning along with providing good teachers who can spread complete knowledge to the masses. 34
    • Souvenir, 2008 In India, various courses of science and Meeting was presided over by Sri technologies has been started by the Madan Prasad, Lecturer of local Gopal central government, state government shah Inter College. and the private institution but the Dr. B. K. Sharma, HOD Electronics percentage rate of getting employment NIT also spoke on this occasion and after such courses is not satisfactory. This expressed his happiness over spreading is because of not only the poor objectives of BiharBrains in the district of infrastructure but also lack of skillful Bihar. teachers. He also emphasized that the Dr. Ram Pravesh Sharma, Ex- teacher should be assessed by the Principal LNB College and Dr. B.N Pandey, institute management and student of HOD Chemistry, M.S College along with institution. He said except IITs/IISC and many other signatories of Motihari few other institutions, no other institution including around 100 students of the of India is fit for the practical based colleges were present on this occasion. training and paying attentions to Research Dr. S. P. Singh gave his welcome and development. Govt should pay much address and thanked everyone present for attention to that. Many committees has their participation in the first meeting of been formed in post independence era for Bihar Brains in the district of Motihari. improving quality of education and improving R&D in India but none of the Sri Vijay Sharan, Miss Julie, Mr. Prabhat committee has become operational in true were actively involved in the successful sense. completion of the function. He said that students of Bihar should improve in:- BB Became Registered: May 16, 2007 1. Communication and writing skill in English. 2. Mathematical & reasoning ability. May 16, 2007, Patna: BB has received 3. Knowledge of computer and IT the Registration Certificate of BBrains 4. Managerial aptitude Development Society, Maitri-Shanti Bhawan, B. M. Das Road, Patna 800004, He thanked BiharBrains to come up the with Registration Number 128/2007-08. excellent idea filling the gap between non The Registration has been done under skilled academicians and skilled corporate Registration Society Act 21, 1860. by providing knowledge of cutting edge The Registration Certificate is signed by technologies and giving proper guidance Krishna Dev Thakur (AIG) on behalf of IG, to youngsters to excel their career all over Registration Society. the world. Sri Amalendu Narayan Sinha, ex- quot;BBrains Development Societyquot; becomes editor Hindustan times in a well versed the first registered society of NRIs and manner said the audience that BiharBrains intellectuals of Bihar. is largely for the student masses of Bihar. Students should avail all facilities and guidance provided by BiharBrains time to BB Special Meeting after registration: time. He also clarified that BB doesn’t May 19, 2007BiharBrains Became charge money for the consultancy. First International Society for NRIs Dr. Kamaluddin, Principal of M. S. and Educated People of Bihar College, Motihari greeted BiharBrains for coming up this mission to build BiharBrains as Hub for Brains and Patna, May 19, 2007: BiharBrains expressed his desire to give all possible became registered society on May 16, help to BiharBrains. 2007.On this occasion, special meeting 35
    • Souvenir, 2008 was organized at Hotel Rajasthan on May Ramesh Rai 17. Sri Ravindra Kishore, 19, 2007 . CEO MV Industries, Patna 18. Sri Arvind Kumar 19. Mr. Ranjeet Kumar, Lecturer, RPSIT, Patna 20. Mr. Bijay Kumar Deo 21. Mr. Vikash Kumar 22. Miss Julie Kumari 23. Sri Vijay Kumar Sharan, BBSC Office 24. Sri Amalendu Narayan Sinha, EX- Editor Hindu stan Times. Chief Guest: Sri Ajay Kumar Thakur, Hon’ble Principal Secretary, Dept of S&T, Govt. of Bihar Special Guest: Mrs. Manju Singh (Wife of Late DIG (shri Anil Kumar Singh) and Dr. J. Thakur, EX-VC Patna Univ Main excerpts of the meeting: 1. BiharBrains became First International Society for NRIs and Educated People of Bihar. BiharBrains (www.biharbrains.org) has become first International society for NRIs of Bihar and all educated people of Bihar in India and Abroad. This was announced by Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya, chairman of BiharBrains. Members Attended: Academicians of 2. Hon’ble Principal Secretary, S&T Bihar, members of BB who attended on On IISER/Technical Education Policy: this occasion were 1. Shailendra Kumar Singh, 2. Mukesh While delivering key note address, Sri Kumar, Creation Team manager 3. Prof. S. Ajay Thakur emphasized the need for P. Verma, EX-HOD, Physics 4. Prof J. revamping technical education in Bihar Thakur, EX-VC, Patna Univ 5. Prof. with the help of all govt and non govt Santosh Kumar, EX-HOD CWRS, NIT, agencies. He announced that Bihar Govt is Patna 6. Prof Bharti S kumar, HOD History, in the process of establishing Knowledge Patna Univ 7. Mrs. Manju Singh, Wife of Park with the help of ICICI bank and other Late DIG Sri Anil Kumar Singh investors. He also put his point for the 8. Satya kumar, CEO, Jiims pvt formation of Technology vision group ltd.9. Dr. Dolly Sinha, HOD, Physics & under PPP (Private partnership Program) Computer Science, Magadh Mahilla program in which all private agencies will College, Patna 10. Sri Ravi Bhushan be invited for the establishment of Prasad, Manager Allianz bazaz, PATNA 11. Technical institutions in association with Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Chairman, govt of Bihar. BiharBrains 12. Sri Gopi Chand Prasad, He also announced that Bihar Govt is now Gen Secy, BiharBrains society 13. Dr. BK taking matter of the establishment of Sharma, HOD, Elctronics, NIT, Patna IISER (Indian Institute for Science 14. Sri Ajay Kumar Thakur, Secy cum Education & Research) in Bihar for which commissioner, Dept of S&T, Govt of Bihar BiharBrains started a campaign. He 15. Sri Ajay Kumar, Bihar Times 16. Sri 36
    • Souvenir, 2008 appreciated BiharBrains for this Herculean valuable contribution towards achieving task. goal of the society. 3. On SciTechFest, 2007: Meeting with Delhi members: May During fours hours local BiharBrains, 27, 2007 BB meet, members decided to organize Three days State level SciTechFest 2007 New Delhi, May 27, 2007: BB Delhi from Nov 23-25, 2007 in which 100 local chapter organized a small get together in researchers from graduate level to Delhi. The main agenda of the meeting Research Level will show open demo of was discussion over our activities after their projects and 100 companies of India getting registration of our society, doing and abroad will be invited to install their some projects in foreign for development stalls to show their product demo. Prof of Bihar& also about establishment of Santosh Kumar, EX-HOD CWRS, NIT will “Youth chamber of Entrepreneurs.” Under be the co-ordinator of this event. BBrains Development Society. Attendes: Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Ranjit Kumar & Dhirendra Kumar 4. On Late Anil Kumar Singh Yojna BB Janipur Meet: June 9, 2007 BiharBrains is also going to start Late Anil Kumar singh yojna for needy talent in Gaya dist of Bihar. As per this scheme, 15 Janipur (Sitamarhi), June 9, 2007: students of class 6 will be selected Janipur local member organized a meeting through dist level test examination and on 3rd June, 2007. In this meeting will be given Rs 250/- per month till the members decided that a district level completion of their matriculation (Class middle school competition will be held in 10th). This scheme will be launched in the the month of November, 2007. For this distt. of Gaya on June 4, 2007 on the program a 21-members team has been occasion of the death anniversary of Sri made and Sanjay Mandal will be Anil Kumar singh. Scholarship will award coordinator of this program. Its estimated on Nov 10, 2007 on occasion of his birth budget will be Rs. 25,000. day. This was decided in presence of Mrs. Manju Singh, wife of Late Slain DIG who died while fighting bravely with criminals List of BB Performers in pre- in a train at Rajendra Nagar Terminal, registration era (Oct 2004- May Patna, a year ago. 2007) announced: June 21, 2007 Sri Amalendu Narayan Sinha, EX-Editor BiharBrains has completed journey of Hindustan Times will be responsible for almost 2.5 years before it gets registered this project and will submit his budgetary as society. During this period, BB has report and discuss with BB members and successfully organized many programs & Mrs. Manju Singh very shortly to finalize Events related to career building process the yojna . of the youngsters & creating work environment in the state; we also started some projects in the field of unique 5. BB Perfomers: During Meeting Mr. method of learning, helping needy brains from primary level to high school level etc. Bibhuti Bikramaditya remembered performers of BiharBrains members during This all became possible due to collaborative effort of the individual BB these two years and announced their members, group associates and all other name and gave words of praise for their 37
    • Souvenir, 2008 corners of the society. At the outset, we (Lucknow), Mr. Ranjeet Kumar Singh are going to enlist name of the persons (Patna), Mr. Hitendra nath Thakur who contributed BB financially and did (Patna), Mrs. Sumita Sinha (Japan), Mr. society work to support the organizational Rajeev Ranjan (Pune), Sri Ramesh Rai efforts. Their contribution and active (Patna), Mr. Ranveer Kumar (Hyderabad), association towards the development of Prof Santosh Kumar (Patna), Dr. the society in pre-registration era was Amarendra Narayan (Patna), Mr. Rajeev commendable and should be given Ranjan (Pune), Sri Rajesh Kumar heartiest vote of thanks from BiharBrains (Bangkok), Mr. Saurabh Kumar (Seoul, (BBrains Development society). Korea), Sri Manoj Kumar(UK), Mohd. Imteyaj Ahmad (Seoul, Korea), Mrs. Sweta Bharti (Mumbai), Sri Priya Ranjan Sri Sugriv Barnwal (CEO, President, Bjana (Bangalore), Sri Atul Sinha (Patna), Mrs. (www.bajana.org), USA), Mr. Nandan Sweta Bharti (New Delhi), Sri Santosh Kumar(Univ of Leeds, UK), Sri Dhirendra Pandey (Chennai), Sri Ujjwal Jyoti (USA), Kumar(Delhi), Mr. Amit Singh (Singapore), Mohd Shabi Hashmi (UK), Mr. Ramnaumi Mr. Sajjad Ahmed(IT Manager, UAE) , Mr. Kumar (New Delhi), Sri Amaresh Shankar Shakeel Ahmad(UAE), Dr. Abul Farah, (Patna), Mr. Kumar Vikash (Patna), Sri (Research Scientist, Protoenic.inc, Seoul), Gopi Chand Prasad (Patna), Mrs. Anita Mr. Sameer Kumar Mishra(Solution Banerjeee (Jamshedpur), Sri Abhishek Jha Architect, Brisbane, Australia), Dr. Sudhir (New Delhi), Mr. Prabhakar Kalasani Ranjan(USA) , Dr. Raj Kishore Prasad, (Singapore), Mr. Sriniwas Khandla (Seoul, (Japan), Sri Ravindra Kishore(CEO, MV Korea), Mohd Arshad Hussain (UAE), Sri Indusries, Patna), Sri Alok Jha (C.O.O. Ashok Kumar Singh (Patna), Sri Prabhat Garda Meditech, Pune), Mr. Sajal Kumar (Patna), Sri Vikash Kumar (Patna), Kumar(Sr. Engineer, Intel, Bangalore), Sri Sri Shivesh Prakash (Bhutan), Sri Raju Pandey(Project Leader, Hyderabad), S.N.Sandhwar (Patna) etc. Sri Ranjit Sinha( IIT, Mumbai), Mr. Praveen Ohal(social activist, Ranchi), Dr. S.P.Singh (Principal Local homeopath BBSC Office shifted to Kadamkuan, college, Motihari), Mr. RamRaj Patna: June 30, 2007 Pandey(USA), Mr. Sajan Kumar and his team of young professionals), Mr. Ranjeet Kumar(American Express Bank, Gurgaon), Patna, June 30, 2007: BB feel pleasure Mr. Rishu Kumar(Bangalore), Sri K.K. to announce that the office of BBSC Patna Srivastava (Ex-Chief Secretary, Bihar), is being shifted form B.M Das Road, Patna Dr.(Prof) Syed Hussnain (VC, Hyderabad 4 to a new premise named quot;OM VIHARquot; on university and Member, Scientific its 2nd floor, Flat No 201(D), infront of advisory council of Prime Minister of quot;Apsra Hotelquot; Kadam Kuan, Patna 800003 India), Dr. Jagannath Thakur (VC, Patna on 30th June 2007. Univ), Dr. Rajmani Pd. Sinha (VC, Mithila Univ), Sri Amalendu Narayan Sinha (Ex- Global conference meets on Editor, Hindustan Times),Dr. S.P.Verma scientific council: Sept 10, 2007 (Gen secy, science for society & HOD Physics, Science College, Patna), Mr. Lalit Choudhary (New Delhi), Miss Rajni Srivstava (New Delhi), Sri Prabhat Sinha BB has organized a meeting on Sept 10. (Canada), Mr. Chetan Kashyap (UK), Sri The main agenda of the meet was Swambhu Prakash (Asst. editor, Dainik formation of Scientific Council in Bihar Bhaskar, Udaipur), Mr. Siddhartha Kumar under the umbrella of BiharBrains. (Bahrain), Sri Madhukar Pandey (New it was decided that the Scientific council Delhi), Sri Ashok Srivastava should take into consideration all streams of science. This is broadly classified into 38
    • Souvenir, 2008 5 streams as per CSIR, Govt of India, viz; Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, SciTechFest and Scientific Foresight Mathematical Sciences and combined: Oct 8, 2007 Computers, Life Sciences and Earth Sciences. In a major decision taken by BiharBrains (BBrains Development Society) and other Main excerpts of the meeting: e-groups, we decided to club both scientific foresight and SciTechFest into 1) The core Scientific Committee will one and following decisions have been comprise of 15 members from India in taken in a conference call meeting: general and Bihar in particular. Each stream of science will have no more than 1. The name remains quot;Scientific three members. 10 more members Foresightquot;. The basic reason is that we (preferably 2 from each stream) from have some technical institutions which foreign countries will be a part of this have taken decision on paper for the committee. name. 2) The core committee will be presided 2. The Organizer of this quot;Scientific by Dr. J. Thakur (Physics Dept, Patna Foresightquot; is quot;BBrains Development University). Society in association with all Bihar based e-groups (One Bihar, Cool Bihari and all 3) The selection of the other commiittee Bihari) and NRIs/ NRBs organizationsquot;. members will be done in the next global chat meet after discussing with the 3.The web site www.scientificforesight.org president of the committee. will be updated with this information in next few days. 4) The minimum educational 4. All literatures and publicity materials qualification decided for the core will be merged and will be made as committee members is a PhD. However, common professional quality documents. non-PhDs will also be considered based on their academic profile, interest in the 5. The organising committee of both the pursuits of science and commitment to groups will be merged. work for creating a scientific research environment in Bihar. 6. The scheduled date is now Dec 22-24, 2007 at Patna. Event place will be same. 5) The names of the selected final core Two Phases Global Conference meet members will be finally approved in the on SciTechFest: Oct 7/Oct 8, 2007 3rd or 4th week of November in the Science Congress going to be held in Patna during SciFest 2007. Main excerpts from the Discussion Attendes: 1) BibhutiBikramaditya,(Korea), 2) Manish Kr. Jha (Korea), 3) Prabhat Kr. 1. Joining all e-groups, NRIs/NRBs Purbey (NCCS, Pune, India) 4) Ranjeet organization: All members were of the Kumar, 5) Dr. Dinesh Kumar Singh (USA) view that we should try to involve all e- groups and NRIs/NRBs organization to make this event more organized and successful. Mr Shabi Hashmi and other members opined that we should focus bringing good people in a team rather 39
    • Souvenir, 2008 group/organization. Mr. Amit Singh Accounts maintenance bibhuti: 6. reported that he talked to Bijhar group in Technical experts committee building 7. A Singapore, they are not interested. They team for sending invitations to the local take interest for only cultural events. Mr. institutes 8.team responsible to invite NRB Bibhuti reported that we have already and NRI specially scientists. sent proposal to bajana and talked to sri sugriv jee. We are hopeful from bajana 1. Sponsorship : we formed team who and waiting for response. will work for sponsorships, the About Bihar Anjuman, Mr. Shabi Hashmi name of team members said, BA Anjuman is ready to associate 2. Stall Booking: we all discussed a with this event and will write mail to all BA lot for stall booking charge. Mr. members just after few initial things get Shailendra jee gave his opinion finalized. However talks with Bihar based on his experienced. foundation/Bihar parishad is going on for Discussion were made and decided association, as reported by bibhuti. Sri that Shailendra jee said, he would like to talk 3. We should separate stall booking to Bihar chamber of commerce and other charge for company and institutes Bihar based organization to support and 4. Initial expenses: Bihar Brains office associate. DST, Bihar has already been should submit all initial expenses, informed for this and talks are going on to so that we can raise fund from be supported by Bihar govt. One meeting members for scitechfest before has already been organized with hon’ble getting fund from other agencies. minister and his two directors including Sri Ajay thakur jee, Principal secretary, DST, Members attended: Bihar. 1. Dr. Kartik Sahay, USA, 2. Shabi About bringing scientific foresight Hashmi, UK, 3. Ranjeet Kumar, New Delhi, organizer Mr. Ramraj, Mr. Bibhuti 4. Bibhuti Bikramaditya, S korea, 5. Dr. informed that both discussed on chat Manis Jha, S. Korea, 6. Dr. Abul Farah, S about making one event instead of Korea, 7. S. N. Sandhwar, Patna, 8. making two events. Mr. Ramraj was ready Shailendra Kumar Singh, Delhi, 9. Arshad to work under BB with few conditions and Hussain, UAE, 10. Amit singh, Singapore, Mr. Bibhuti has mailed him for the 11. Ajit Chouhan (joined just after meet), confirmation. At last we decided to wait till 12. Rajni Srivastava etc Monday for his mail. As we don’t have much time, we can not wait long. 2. Sponsorship from companies: it MOM of BB Korea Chapter Meeting: was informed that taking sponsorship and 20 October, 2007 collection of fund has started and we do hope, we will meet the target. One BB Korea chapter organized a meeting at member from Mumbai has sent message Mr. Bibhuti’s house in Daejon, Korea on to us that he will be talking to all major 20 Oct. Dr. Abul Farah co- ordinated this companies Nokia/Intel and others from IIT event. The main agenda of the meeting to make this event successful. We all was to discuss about scientific foresight. decided to continue talk on this issue next day Sunday. Main excerpts from the meeting: A. We discussed a lot on Scientific Foresight, 2007 and decided that all of us 3. Work distribution and individual should give helping hand for this joint responsibility: members identified effort for making it a successful event for following responsibilities Bihar. Since BiharBrains is not sole Responsibilities are 1. Sponsorship 2. organizer of this event, we should agree Invitation for stall booking 3. Fund on some common terms and focus more collection 4. Local member’s activation 5. on the event and its outcome. 40
    • Souvenir, 2008 B. We discussed to construct a database of Academician and Researchers of Bihar The meeting was presided by Dr. Murali linked with BB website. We can set sinha (President, Bihar Foundation nominal charges from academicians and UK). Dr. B. K. Sharma (President, researchers for putting their information. BiharBrains) was leading his team from The fund collected from above scheme will BiharBrains. Other prominent members be used for development of Patna BBSC. who attended meet were Dr. S. P. Verma, C. The next Issue of Manthan will be promoter Bihar Brains (EX-HOD Physics coming by the end of November, 2007. All Patna Science College) and Sri S.N are requested to send Articles, News Sandhwar, Manager Operation, about recent development in science and BiharBrains and EX-AGM SBI, Patna. technology etc. Please refer to the website www.bbmanthan.info for more information. Dr. Murali sinha gave thanks to Send your articles at BiharBrains for their work in the field of bbmanthan@gmail.com. awareness building on education and creating environment for research and Members attended: development in Bihar. Dr. Abul Farah, b. Mr. Imteyaz Ahmad, Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya and Mr. In the meeting, it was also decided to Shatrughan Singh work together for bringing British Library once again to Patna to fulfill the demand of elite & educated class of Bihar, particularly patnaites who have been Bihar Brains (BBrains Development devoid of such facilities of British Library Society) and Bihar Foundation UK in Bihar. Dr. B. K. Sharma expressed his Join hands: Nov 7, 2007 views on reopening of British Library at Patna and put all matter related to this which he did earlier for bringing British Patna, Nov 7, 2007: A delegation of library to Patna. In a discussion, it was BBrains Development society commonly finalized that both will send letter of known as ‘BIHAR BRAINS’, a registered request to British High commission and society of academicians, scientist of Bihar discussion will be started in this direction living in India and abroad met a with highest authority of British High delegation of Bihar Foundation UK arrived commission very soon. in Patna on Nov. 7th 2007 and hold talk on the strategies to be adopted for all In a meeting, Bihar Foundation gave around development of Bihar particularly positive signal for assistance in the event in the field of education and health. of scientific foresight, 2007 organized by Members attended had discussed on Bihar groups including Bihar Brains. several issues related to the subject and have agreed to extend their hands for cooperation to each other for fulfillment of http://www.patnadaily.com/news2007/no their mission. In few days, a MOU is going v/110807/biharbrains_joins_hand_with_u to be signed by highest authorities of k_foundation.html Bihar Brains and Bihar foundation for working together on the areas particularly BiharBrains Joins Hands with Bihar education, R&D and health sector. Foundation Patna: Nov. 8, 2007 The meeting was hosted by Dr. Rajay A delegation of Bihar Brains Development Narain, general secretary Bihar Society, a registered entity of Foundation at his residence of Arya kumar academicians and scientists of Bihar living road, Patna who welcomed the guests on in India and abroad, met with a delegation this occasion. of UK-based Bihar Foundation in Patna on 41
    • Souvenir, 2008 Wednesday to discuss strategies for the An exhibition of BB Projects and activities development of Bihar, particularly in the and focus on increasing membership will field of education and health. be the main issue. B. BB will print 100 copies of a The meeting was hosted by Dr. Rajay supplementary issue of Manthan Narain, general secretary Bihar comprising selected articles from all four Foundation, at his residence at Arya issues published till date. Cost of Kumar Road in Patna. Magazine will be decided later on the basis of printing expense. Magazine will be sold The meeting was presided over by Dr. after some discount. Murali Sinha, President, Bihar Foundation, C. In addition to printed version, BB while Dr. B. K. Sharma, President, will make CD of all the 4 issues of BiharBrains, represented his organization. manthan for sale: charge is Rs. 25/-. Dr. Among others who were present on the Manis Jha has purchased 50 CDs in occasion included Dr. S. P. Verma, advance. He will use these CDs for promoter Bihar Brains and the former publicity of Manthan in Jamshedpur. Head of the Department, Physics, Patna 3. Materials on VLSI and book Aag aur Science College, S. N. Sandhwar, Manager Pani will be only 10 copies to be displayed operations, of the BiharBrains and the for sale. Another book, ASIA ON FOOT will former AGM, State Bank of India, Patna. be displayed for Sale. 4. BB presentation CD will be distributed Besides holding discussions on various only to those who take interest in projects, the office-bearers also discussed membership of BB development society. their desire to bring back the British Council Library in Patna that wounded up its operation in the lack of adequate Members attended: membership and poor management nearly six years ago. a. Dr. Abul Farah, b. Mr. Imteyaz Ahmad, c. Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Attempts would be made to contact the d. Mr. Shatrughan Singh. British High Commission to discuss the possibility of bringing back the library BACA and BiharBrains Join Hands: again in Patna, Dr. Sharma said. Dec 10, 2007 MOM of BB Korea Chapter Meeting: Canada/Korea, Dec 10, 2007: BACA 24 November, 2007 (www.baca.ca) is an organization formed by people of Bihar and Jharkhand in Canada. This organization has been Seoul, S. Korea, 24 Nov, 2007: BB established to for o bringing all people of organized its monthly Korea meet at Seoul Bihar and Jharkhand in Canada in one at the house of Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya. platform, do cultural activities and start or The main agenda of the meeting was to help to start some development project in discuss on the issue of BB involvement in Bihar and Jharkhand. After discussion, Patna Book Fair. The meeting was both organization decided to join hands to convened by Dr. Abul farah. for the below mentioned purpose. Main Excerpts of the meeting: Purpose of the association: A. BiharBrains has booked a stall in Patna Book Fair going to be held from 8- 1. To start various development projects 17 December, 2007. Patna Book Fair Cost in association with BACA, particularly in will be shared by some members of the field of education and Research. executive council and steering committee. 42
    • Souvenir, 2008 2. To collaborate with NRIs of Bihar in Canada and other parts of the globe and explore the possibility of starting development projects 3. In organizing Seminars, conferences, Science & Technology fairs and festivals, And general meet for discussion on development of Bihar and starting development projects, both organization will work together. 4. Exchange and popularize ideas, newsletters, news and new developments of both societies. 43