After criticising politicians for swarming around social networking sites, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned to the blogosphere on Thursday after a two-year hiatus.
"I am glad to be back here again. It feels great to share my thoughts with people living in different parts of the world," Nitish wrote on his first blog spot since October 2011.
In his latest blog post, Nitish talks about the steps taken by his government to ensure that girls in Bihar have access to education.
"During my Independence Day speech at Gandhi Maidan in Patna this year, I was happy to announce scholarships across the board for all girls, from Class I to Class X, studying in different government schools across Bihar. What is significant about this decision is that schoolgirls from all sections of society regardless of caste, creed, community and economic background will benefit from it," he wrote.
Nitish continued to boost another sop that helped his Janata Dal United win the 2010 elections.
"That cycle scheme brought about a social revolution and made the cycle-riding schoolgirls a veritable mascot of Bihar, especially in the rural areas. The success of that scheme could be gauged from the fact that altogether 9,61,109, including 4,92,899 girls, availed of the scheme in 2012-13," the post said.
The Nitish-headed government has decided upon another 'revolutionary step' for girls' education, i.e. to establish a high school in every panchayat.
"At present, there is shortage of about 4,500 high schools across Bihar. The Cabinet has already approved of setting up of 1,000 high schools in the current financial year," he posted.
Earlier this month, the CM had mocked politicians for continuously swarming on micro-blogging site Twitter. In contrast to his political rival, Nitish expressed his disdain for social media.
"They (politicians) seem to have no other work in a day than to make political statements for the media. Twitter serves actors who can't access their fans. Politicians should be able to connect with the people every day," he had said.
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