Tuesday, May 11, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Bill Gates to adopt Bihar village



Bill Gates to adopt Bihar village
11 May 2010, 1349 hrs IST,IANS

PATNA: Microsoft chief Bill Gates will adopt a backward village in
Bihar during his daylong visit to the state Wednesday, officials said.

The philanthropist, accompanied by officials of the Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation, will visit the state for the first time.

Gates would adopt Gularia village in Khagaria, about 170 km from here,
and help improve the socio-economic condition of the people, the
district's Superintendent of Police Sudhanshu Kumar said.

At present, the village, comprising mainly Mahadalits, considered
poorer than dalits, does not have even basic civic amenities like
running water, electricity, schools and health centres.

Gates is also scheduled to meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in
the state capital to discuss development issues and changes taking
place for the poor.

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