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The Bihar Itihas Parishad would organise the eighth annual conference at Laxmi Narayan College, Bhagwanpur, in Vaishali from July 5.

Around 600 participants from Bihar, Jharkhand and other parts of the country are expected to attend the two-day conference.

CPN Sinha, a professor and president of Bihar Itihas Parishad, said: “Renowned historians and research scholars from Aligarh Muslim University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia University and scholars from different institutions in Bihar and Jharkhand have agreed to participate in the conference.”

Established in 1973, the Bihar Itihas Parishad aims to generate interest among young Bihari historians in regional history through scientific study and also by organising seminars and conferences.

Education minister Brishen Patel will inaugurate the annual conference while the nominated president of the parishad, Ratneshwar Mishra, will preside over the function.

Professor CPN Sinha said: “In the seminars, historians would present papers on different aspects of Bihar history, which would also include Jharkhand from the ancient to the contemporary period. The delegates will stress on scientific study of history.”

Eminent historians will highlight the 100 years of Bihar.