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Bill Gates Meets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Discuss

Patna; Dec.5: Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and one of the world's richest men, on Saturday met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to discuss support to health, education and other sectors for human development, officials said.

"Bill Gates met Nitish Kumar at his official residence in Patna and discussed about various issues and likely support for human development in Bihar," an official in the chief minister's office said.

According to officials, Gates lauded several initiatives taken by the state government in health, education and other sectors.

"Bill Gates has assured support to Bihar to improve health and education sector," officials said.

Earlier, on Friday, Gates had called on union Health Minister J.P. Nadda in New Delhi and discussed various issues related to the health sector in India.

Gates appreciated the slew of initiatives taken by the ministry towards strengthening the health systems, including the success of full immunisation through Mission Indradhanush and the launch of Inactivate Polio Vaccine (IPV).

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