REGIMENTAL INSTITUTES

 
 

Jubilee Hall. Jubilee Hall is an open hall located next to Gaur Drill Square. It was built during the Silver Jubilee of the Regiment. The hall is extensively used during attestation parades and to conduct various station and other ceremonial events.

 

 

Gaur Drill Square. The imposing drill square of the Centre was named to honour Lieutenant Colonel HUS Gaur, Ashoka Chakra (Posthumous), Commanding Officer 10 BIHAR. The drill square is an imposing rectangular ground with black tarmac with screen green surroundings. Ceremonial cannons are location at its corners and 130 mm gun adorns its entrance. The entrance to the Drill Square is “Haka Gate” which has been constructed in Burmese style of

architecture akin to the area where the Battle Honour was won in the World War - II.

 

 

Maurya Museum.   The glorious martial traditions of the valiant soldiers of Bihar are known to all. The Bihar Warriors date back from early Maurya empire to as late as till Kargil war & have impressed the world by their tenacious fighting spirit, courage and unflinching allegiance. The spell binding history of the Bihar Regt is displayed in the Maurya museum. The Centre museum was raised in 1986 and initially was housed in old library hall. Later it was shifted to the present building on 09 November 2001.

 

 

Akhaura Cinema Hall.    Akhaura open air multipurpose hall at Bihar .Regimental  

Centre, is the only open air Cinema hall in the station at Danapur Cantonment with overhead roof. Regular cinema shows are organised every night by BRC to provide entertainment facilities to officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Other Ranks and their families of the entire station. The hall is also utilised for various station and ceremonial functions.

 

 

Nalanda Boys Hostel (NBH).    Nalanda Boys Hostel has been built in the premises of

the Bihar  Regimental Centre and is well furnished with all required facilities including rooms, modern kitchen, toilets, library, computer room, recreation room and motivation hall .

 

 

Swabhiman (War Widow Hostel).    The Bihar Regimental Centre has taken the

initiative to establish a War Widows Hostel (Swambhiman) at Danapur with the financial contribution from Bihar Government and all ranks of regiment. Swabhiman has been established with an aim of providing a better living standard & secure shelters to War Widows and their children in a free and fair environment with pride and regimental touch. The foundation stone was laid by Shri Laloo Prasad Yadav, the then Chief Minister of Bihar on 14 September 96. The hostel was completed on 31 March 2000 and inaugurated by Lieutenant General KS Mann, Param Vishisht Seva Medal the then Colonel of The Bihar Regiment.

 

 

Vaishali Guest House. The institution was inaugurated by Brigadier RC Ghai, the then Colonel of The Regiment on 10 November 1978 to facilitate quality stay/boarding of Junior Commissioned Officers, Other Ranks visitors to the Centre.

 

 

Sant Luke’s Church. British Army Officers and soldiers felt the need to practice their

religion  under a common roof and so they establishment a temporary church in a house constructed by conscript Indian labour. Thereafter, as the Indian Christian population also grew up to a sizeable strength, a necessity was felt to build a bigger church in Danapur. Construction of Sant Luke’s Church was started by Captain I Thompson of British Engineer’s. The same was completed under guidance of Captain W Sage in 1830. This Church has a bell tower of 20 meters height which was designed by FWA De Fa Beck Esq, Assistant Surgeon British Army in 1862. It presently houses the centre church.

 

 

Printing Press.  Bihar Regimental Press was inaugurated on 29 March 89, by Brigadier (Later Lieutenant General) KS Mann, then Commandant, The Bihar Regimental Centre. The press is equipped with one offset printing machine, computer, printer, treadle machine of six rollers, a heavy duty cutting machine which can run both with electrical motor and manually, and a perforating machine.

 

 

War Memorial.   The War Memorial “Amar Jawan” was erected on 01 November 1974. Its inaugration coincided with the 8th Reunion. The Black marble memorial, which is 18 feet and 4 inches in height is an impresive and a sacred institute of the regiment. It was again renovated and inaugurated as ‘Veer Smriti’ by then Chief Minister of Bihar State Mr Nitish Kumar on 30 January 2009.

 

 

Commandant’s Secretariate. The majestic red stone building which today houses the office of the Commandant of the Bihar Regimental Centre, is one of the eight buildings, known as Victoria barracks, that has been maintained in its old glory. The building even today seens to have life of its own, mute witness of history in the making which tells stories of an era gone and reminders of passion of bravery, courage and sacrifice.

 

 

Haka, Gangaw, Akhaura and Kargil Gates. Built in the Burmese architectural style, both the Haka and Gangaw Gates were build to commemorate the Battle Honours of Haka & Gangaw won by 1st Bihar in the Burmese campaign. The Haka Gate provides an imposing enterance to the Majestic Parade Ground from the Patna-Arrah National Highwayside. With the passage of time, these gates have become hallmarks of the Centre. After the 1971 operations, another gate was made in the same style to commemorate the Theatre Honour “Akhaura” won by 10 BIHAR during the 1971 Operations. Similarly to commemorate the Theatre Honour “Kargil” won by 1st Bihar during Operation Vijay 1999, “Kargil Gate” was constructed which now has become the main entrance point to the Regimental Centre.