Patna: Global Bihar Summit, 2012, beginning here from February 17, would discuss strategies for the state's development and Nepal Premier Baburam Bhattarai would inaugurate it, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday.
"The summit is being organised for ensuring the state's development with justice by holding extensive discussions on the subject and not merely mobilising investments," Kumar told reporters here.
The summit would give an opportunity of exchange of views with experts for ensuring development and what more could be done for achieving all-round growth, he said.
Bhattarai would inaugurate the three-day summit, he said adding he would hold a meeting with Bhattarai to discuss development works being carried out in the state.
Several NGOs, entrepreneurs, researchers and plan experts from across the globe are expected to exchange views during the summit, being organised by Institute for Human Development, Bihar Foundation and Asian Development Research Institute.
The invitees and participants would be non-resident Biharis from across the world and those interested in the development of Bihar.
Delegates from China, Japan and other Buddhist countries from South East Asia would participate in the summit, official sources said.