From mother tongue to economic growth, Bihar is always judged as a major under-developed state. Not only this, we have somewhat wrong conceptions about the people of Bihar.
The official language of Bihar is Bhojpuri.
Languages like Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Magahi, Bajjika and Angika are commonly spoken in Bihar in which two officials are Hindi and Urdu. But the scenario is somewhat different. The government allows only Bhojpuri and Maithili language for official and legal procedures. So, it is indeed a misconception that Bhojpuri is all that Biharis know! Maithili and Magahi are spoken by the Bihari by majority ever since Bihar became civilised.
Lower literacy compares to the States of India.
If you forget the past, then you are wrong for the present. Decades ago, Bihar has faced the lower literacy ratio but the things are now different. Bihar’s growth rate in literacy is the highest amongst all Indian states. From 2001 to 2011, Bihar’s literacy rate grew from 47.52% to 63.82%, making it the state with the highest growth rate. And not only this, Biharis have a better receptivity than any other state of what their teachers teach them. Mind well!!
People of Bihar and UP are almost same in behaviour.
If you speak about North India, Bihar and UP comes first in your mind. But if you see the reality, their language, culture and history are all contrastingly different from each other. Seriously, it’s the matter of investigation when it comes to ‘UP-Bihar sab ek hai’.
Biharis do not speak good, especially in Mic.
When you see the specific accent, you may be true. But you will surely change your mind when you listen to them publicly and in books. Bihar has been home to legendary poets like Bhikhari Thakur, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Gopal Singh Nepali. Bihar also boasts of one of the finest ICSE schools in India. Most of the genuine literate Biharis speak English as fluently as one could ever imagine.
Bihar is the crime capital of India
As it is said earlier in this post, if you just focus on the past, you will be unaware of convincing future of Bihar. Bihar ranks 19th in the list of cognizable crime rate per 100,000 people. Like another state, Bihar too has a few anti-social groups which are now treated equally by the Bihar police.
Biharis steal Govt Job/White Collar Job
Bihar’s GDP state rank is 12th, undoubtedly better than many other states like Punjab and Kerala. In 2008, Patna had a per capita income greater than that of Bangalore or Hyderabad. Its key players are a young human force and thus its economy is heavily based on services.
Concluding it, we should stop stereotyping Bihar and its people as there are on the same road, we travel together for the social and economic development of Nation.