At a time when students seem to have forgotten the real purpose of knowledge and are in a race to reach the top, Dr Najeeb Kuzhiyil’s work of fiction, ‘Spirit of Engineering’ (published by Konark Publishers, New Delhi) questions the existing notions and makes the readers understand the true essence of engineering through the journey of two freshmen, Matt and Maya. Veerendra Kumar, Member of Parliament, Chairman of the Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi and noted writer; Ashok Vajpeyi, poet, essayist, literary critic and former chairman, Lalit Kala Academi,; Arjun Shekhar, author and co-founder of many youth-related initiatives including Pravah and ComMutiny, and the author of the book Dr Kuzhiyil along with KPR Nair, Managing Director, Konark Publishers were present at the book launch.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is one of those rare politicians who is respected across party lines for the statesmanship he had shown while leading the country especially during the 1999 Kargil War. At a time when the country is marking the 20th anniversary of the war, the launch of former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sushil Kumar’s book – A Prime Minister to Remember, Memories of a Military Chief marks Vajpayee “finest hour” at the helm. KPR Nair, Managing Director Konark Publishers congratulated Admiral Kumar for coming out with a commendable work and gifting to people a side of Vajpayee that has till now remain unknown. The book launch was held at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.
“We have to focus more on our education system and our public policy should be aimed at taking lead. The ultimate aim of the hour is to make human life comfortable and happy,” said M.Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India at the launch of New Age Technology and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (published by Konark Publishers) written by Dr Narendra Jadhav in New Delhi. Dr Jadhav who is a Member of Parliament, prolific writer, economist, educationist and administrator has through his book discussed the impact of rapidly growing technology on economy, democracy, national security and world peace.
Eminent poet & critic K Satchidanandan launched the book ‘Colours of Loneliness and other Stories’ written by Sahitya Academy Award winning author Paramita Satpathy at New Delhi. The book is a collection of stories by the author, translated from Odia by Snehaprava Das. The title has been published by the Oxford University Press (OUP). At the launch, the author spoke about the book in a candid conversation with Chandrahaas Choudhary, while also actively interacting with the discerning audience.