Bihar Diwas, also known as Bihar Sthapna Diwas, is observed every year on March 22nd, marking the formation of the state of Bihar. On 110th Bihar Sthapna Diwas, &TV’s artists from Bihar – Baal Shiv essayed by Aan Tiwari, Nandi essayed by Danish Akhtar in Baal Shiv, Anokhe Lal Saxena essayed by Sannad Verma in Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai express their regional pride and convey best wishes as they come together to celebrate this special day.
Says Aan Tiwari essaying Baal Shiv’s role in &TV’s Baal Shiv, “Bihar Diwas ki sabhi ko bahut saari shubh kamnayein! Bihar has a fascinating history. Very few people know that it was one of the oldest places in the world with one of the greatest kingdoms in history. But what I love most about the state, apart from its food, culture, rich history, and people, is the Hindu Temple - The Mundeshwari temple, India’s oldest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and his wife, Shakti. Being a Lord Shiva ardent devotee, the temple holds a special place in my heart. I do want to visit it once again with my parents.”
Saanand Verma, essaying Anokhe Lal Saxena’s role in &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai, says, “I am a proud Bihari, and today whatever I have achieved personally and professionally, it is because of the support of my friends, family and fans here. There are many fascinating things about Bihar, but let me share a few. Firstly, The word 'Bihar’ originated from the Sanskrit and Pali word, 'Vihara’ meaning Abode or Home. Interestingly, one of the most enchanting thoughts in the history of humankind, the concept of 'Non-Violence’, has its origins in Bihar. The state has a glorious history with major empires that grew and plunged here. The state has several noteworthy historical monuments, and it is the sacred place of various religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism & Islam. Here’s wishing all my fellow Biharis a very happy Bihar Diwas!”
Danish Akhtar, essaying Nandi’s role in &TV’s Baal Shiv, comments, “Bihar has so much to offer to the world – be it cultural heritage, monuments, art, music, and architecture, to the rich history and not to forget the mouth-watering cuisines. Hindu mythology has a dominant role in enriching Bihar with ancient tradition. The state is known as the 'Karmabhumi’ of Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavir. It is also the birthplace of Guru Govind Singh. Then the world-famous Madhubani paintings from the Mithila region or the Hindustani classical – the Tappa and Thumri styles also come from Bihar. When it comes to traditional cuisines, while Litti Chokha is the staple diet of the city, there is much more to Bihari food dishes beyond the staple Sattu or Parval ki Mithai. It includes Chana Ghughni, Dal Peetha, Khajuria, Kadhi Badi and Sattu Sharbat! On our State Foundation Day, my best wishes to the people of Bihar and wish that our state continues to touch new heights of development.”
Watch Aan Tiwari as Baal Shiv and Danish Akhtar as Nandi in Baal Shiv at 8:00 pm and Saanand Verma as Anokhe Lal Saxena in Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai at 10:30 pm, airing every Monday to Friday, only on &TV!