In her latest book, Savitha Rao brings to the fore stories of inspirational figures who have put Bharat on the world pedestal. While we are often aware of the successes, the struggles and efforts put in by the people behind them. 28 achievers from various walks of life have narrated their stories that would inspire us.
The citizens have as much responsibility and duty to contribute towards nation-building as one demands one’s rights. No nation becomes great without its citizens stepping up to the plate. The book emphasizes the point that rights and duties are inseparable and simply two sides of the same coin.
The contribution of Dr. Krishna Ella’s Bharat Biotech in creating Covaxin at a time when Bharat was faced with a pandemic situation is well-known. However, it is a lesser-known fact that Bharat Biotech has been creating several effective and life-saving vaccines at affordable prices for more than two decades.
Life throws different challenges at us that we often keep complaining about. All our problems seem minuscule when compared to the hardships our soldiers stationed in Siachen have to go through by enduring -50 degrees Celsius and heavy blizzards risking firing by enemy soldiers. The insights shared by army veterans Bana Singh, Major DP Singh, Retd COAS Ved Malik, and Veteran Air Marshal Ravinder Kumar Dhir are encouraging.
There are similar stories of people from humble backgrounds rising to great heights. The role played by the teachers in shaping the lives of these influencers also becomes clear. The book also highlights how millions of lives have been transformed by these influencers through their varied contributions. The insights shared by the inspirational leaders would certainly encourage one to emulate them.
These tales tell us how long we have come as a nation. Role models are those who inspire us to be our best version. This book has presented numerous such role models whose life journeys would help us look at the bright side of life. The style and language of the book are simple where the influencers themselves narrate their stories.
Dr. Krishna Ella (Founder of Bharat Biotech), Ashish Chauhan (CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange), BK Shivani of Brahmakumaris, Dr. Nagendra of SVYASA, Ajay Piramal, Mohandas Pai, Ami Shroff of Shrujan, Former COAS Gen Ved Malik, Dr. Nagaraj Hedge, Veteran Air Marshal Ravinder Kumar Dhir, Dr. Radhakrishnan former Chairman of ISRO, Dr. Karsanbhai Patel (Founder of Nirma), BS Nagesh, Srikanth Bolla, Param Vir Chakra awardee Bana Singh, Peepal Baba, Gopal Sutariya, Dr. RS Sodhi (MD of Amul), and Sister BK Shivani are among those who have shared their inspirational stories.
You can purchase it here – https://www.amazon.in/Putting-India-First-Positive-Perspectives/dp/9354938728
This is a must have book in every Bharatiya home!