In a grand event, Bihar Gaurav Gatha – 2013, held at the Sri Krishna Memorial Hall leading social activists and cultural activists of the state were recognised and awarded. The event was attended by the former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, Coal Minister Shyam Rajak, Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly Avdhesh Narayan Singh, Chief of Child Welfare Association Ramdev Prasad, Former minister Nagmani and MLA Prof. Nabal Kishore Yadav. On the occasion Dr. B.K. Sharan, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Padmshree Dr. Gopal Prasad Sinha, Vishnu Prasad Sinha, R.K. Sinha, Rajendra Prasad Manjul and Shiv Dayal Paswan were given the award of “The Great Citizen of Bihar”. The award of “Bihar Shiksha Ratan = 2013” was given to Pooja Ranjan, Amitabh Kumar, R.R. Prasad, Shaileshwar Kumar, Dhananjay Kumar Pandey, B.D. Sharma, Dr. Arun Kumar Jha, Dr. Ravi and Gulab. The “Bihar Gaurav Samman – 2013” was given to Padmshree Prof. Sharda Sinha, along with Gupteshwar Pandey, T.K. Sinha, Manoranjan Kumar, Manish Kumar, Dr. Avdhesh Sharma, Ashish Ranjan , Nagendra Pandit, Subodh Nandan Sinha, Dr. Tabeez Manjoor, Rajesh Kumar Thakur, Bharat Chaubey, Dr. R.K. Singh and Dr. Ravi. Shweta Gupta, Arun Kumar, Mohammed Hasinul Haq and Harvish Thakur were given the “Bihar Yuva Ratan – 2013”. Mukesh Kumar and Komal Rani were given the “Bihar Kala Ratan-2013” award. Dr. Alka Suman, Dr. Kumari Richa, Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma and Dr. Ashwind Kumar were given the “Bihar Chikitsa Seva Samman – 2013” award.