NRI opens international engineering college at Forbesganj in Bihar
PATNA: Bihar’s two ministers- energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav and education minister P K Shahi on Thursday jointly inaugurated Moti Babu Institute of Technology (MBIT), an international private engineering college in a remote Forbesganj in bordering Araria district. MBIT is the brainchild of Amit Kumar Das, a native of (Forbesganj) Bihar NRI billionaire in Sydney
MBIT has been established with a view to impart technical and professional education in the periphery of Forbesganj. MBIT is situated in area of 18 acres in the Mirdaul village, Araria district nearly 300 km from Patna. Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) has allotted 18 acres of land for setting up MBIT in Araria district which is affiliated to Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Patna.
“A number of national and international agencies have been roped in to set up MBIT having academic alliance with TAFE, South Australia”, Das told TOI over phone. MBIT foundation stone was laid in 2010.
State education minister P K Shahi said “Such international institute like MBIT getting opened in this remote and poorest district of Bihar will not only bring development to this region but will also improve the situation of higher education in the state”.
The state energy minister Bijendra Yadav said that he is felt proud to have such a world class institute in this region.
Partaya Amrit , secretary road construction department, Bihar, who was guest of honour on this occasion said that MBIT’s success in this remote area should be inspiration for other investors also.
MBIT mentor and a scientist Manas Bihari Verma in his address said: “At MBIT our focus will be to impart the best education with skills development as important area”.
The founder of MBIT, NRI Amit K Das in his welcome address said “We come from the society and everyone has social responsibility apart from family responsibility so everyone should must contribute to the society in whatever form they can. This way society will grow, state will grow and country will grow”, Das said.
“We grow in our place and region and then we move forward in our life but when we get success, we forget our roots. We should try to repay the debt of ‘matribhumi’ in whatever form we can”, he said.
“Parent takes all pain to ensure that their children do not suffer. So as a child we must do something in our life which make them feel proud that is the reason MBIT has been named after my father- Motibabu “, he said.
“Despite many challenges, this project became successful beyond imagination. If any work is done with good intention, dedication, determination and with blessings of elders then it will always be successful no matters what comes in the way”, Das said.