About Us

Our Story

BiJhar is a result of the dreams envisioned since late 90s by its founders who have made Singapore their karmabhoomi. Over the years it has evolved as an informal cultural group of people who in some way or the other have been associated with the Indian states of Bihar (BI) and Jharkhand (JHAR) and for the majority of them they happen to be their janmbhoomis. Although BiJhar is inextricably woven around Bihar and Jharkhand, it does not in any way limit its scope and spectrum. BiJharis for everyone and BIJHARIs are great believers in the concept of vasudhaiva kutumubkam (the whole world is one great family).

Our community is dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and sharing the vibrant traditions, heritage, and values of Bihar and Jharkhand with the world.

An entity like BIJHAR was in the minds of the founders for sometime who upto a point remained contented by bumping into an odd Bihari or Jharkhandi in a restaurant or a bus. They were struggling to get hold of a critical mass which happened on an evening at the home of Shri Sanjay Singh. The list of Biharis in Singapore available at Bihar Times came handy and soon an enthusiastic bunch of people started to look for a more organized forum. The first BiJhari get-together was held in mid 2000 at Boat Quay Tandoor in the city centre. The occasion was the birthday celebration of one of the members Manoj Bhandari ( who later relocated to USA). This get-together was attended by about 25 people and was quite successful considering the fact it was the first such meeting of Biharis in Singapore to our knowledge.


We envision a close-knit community where meaningful connections are formed. We are a source of support, friendship, and opportunities for individuals who share our cultural roots. We are guardian of traditions, art, and customs that flourish and continue to inspire generations.

Our Advisory Committee

We believe that every thriving community needs a strong support system and a team of dedicated experts to guide its growth.

Prakash K Hetamsaria

Life Trustee and Past President (2010-2014)

Dhyan Chandra Jha

Past President (2018-2022)

Saurabh Mani

Vice – President (2020-2022)

Abhilasha Mani

President (2022-2024)

Manoj Kumar Rai

Vice – President (2018-2020)

Priya Karjee

Vice - President (2022-2024)

Jayanta Singh

Past Vice-President (2010-2012)

Brajesh Karjee

Past President (2008-2010)

Abdhesh Prasad

Life Trustee and Past President (2014-2018)

Our Core Committee 2022-24

Our dedicated team of leaders is committed to shaping the present and future of our community. At the core of everything we do is our mission—to empower our community, foster connection, and create a positive impact. We believe in the strength of unity and collective action, and it’s our privilege to serve as stewards of these principles.

Abhilasha Mani


Priya Karjee

Vice President

Shiwani Khirwal


Anupama Samir

Joint Secretary

Neha Devralia


Reena Gupta


Jolly Ashish


Priyanka Prasad


Shashi Jha


Vinita Rai


Tanuja Choudhary


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