New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar fell unexpectedly after he lost his balance on stage during an event at the University of Patna on the ocassion of Teacher’s Day on Tuesday.
When the incident happened, state governor Rajendra Arlekar was also present at the scene. As reported by Live Hindustan, the Minister accompanied the Governor to visit the University of Patna to attend the Teachers’ Day Celebration and Inauguration Ceremony at the new Senate Hall.
While on stage, he suddenly lost his balance and fell. The security guards nearby quickly helped him. However, Kumar was not injured and narrowly escaped.
The video of the incident is going viral on social media. Nitish Kumar was seen smiling after regaining his balance and continued the event as normal afterwards. The two main guests opened the Chamber and took to the floor.
Meanwhile, public school teachers across the state wear headbands and black badges while working on Teachers’ Day to protest a range of issues, reported the news agency PTI. At least 15 teacher associations have decided to protest against the government and teachers in 75,309 public schools wear headbands and black badges when working, said Raju Singh, president of the TET primary teachers association.
Singh asked the government to stop involving teachers in government activities, including election-related work. Organizers said teachers will also burn effigies of Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav outside state offices on September 9.
The Department of Education on Monday withdrew a controversial order to reduce the number of teacher holidays on Diwali, Durga Pooja, Raksha Bandhan and other festivals from 23 to 11, following the government order.
A journalist posted the video. See here.
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