Patna,(BiharTimes): Prime minister Narendra Modi’s wife had a brief stop-over at Patna on Satruday while she was on way to Begusarai to attend a function.
Interacting with members of Bihar Rajya Tailik-Sahu Sabha here in the state capital she exhorted community leaders to come forward and impart education to girls to facilitate a ‘holistic development’ of the society.
The Sabha, an organisation of trading communities that owes allegiance to Bhama Shah, a noted minister of Rajput king of Mewar Maharana Pratap, has invited her to participate in Bhama Shah Jayanti in Begusarai on Sunday.
The Sabha had organised a programme in Patna to felicitate her on her arrival from Gujarat. In a brief speech Jashodaben, who was on her first visit to Bihar, said she wished girls from the community (Teli-Sahu) came forward and did their bit for development of the society. She also hailed Bihar and its people.
She also called upon the people to follow the ideals of Bhama Shah. She is accomapnied by her brother Praveen Chandra Modi alias Ashok Modi, and nephew Sandeep Modi. She was in a mood to talk when a bout of cough cut her speech short. Ashok said she was not keeping well since her recent visit to Mathura.She, however, managed to express her happiness at being invited and wished the community progress and prosperity. She also raised slogans in praise of the country, Gujarat, Bhama Shah and the Sahu community.
Her brother described his sister as an embodiment of sacrifice and austerity. He said Prime Minister Modi is serving the nation and the people are with him.
A host of leaders of the Sabha welcomed Jashodaben on her arrival and offered her bouquets of flowers and shawls to felicitate her. On her way back, she would attend a programme of the Sabha in Patna on April 24.Suspended BJP MLC Lal Babu Prasad also met her.