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PM Modi Releases 3 Books On Life, Journey of Venkaiah Naidu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released three books on the life and journey of former Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu via video conferencing on June 30. The book release event was organised at Anvaya Convention Centre in Gachibowli in Telangana’s Hyderabad, on the eve of the 75th birthday of the former Vice President Naidu.

The books released by the Prime Minister are

1)    Biography of the former Vice President titled “Venkaiah Naidu: Life in Service” authored by Shri S Nagesh Kumar, former Resident Editor of The Hindu, Hyderabad edition

2)    “Celebrating Bharat: The Mission and Message of Shri M Venkaiah Naidu as 13th Vice–President of India”, a Photo chronicle compiled by Dr I.V. Subba Rao, Former Secretary to Vice-President of India

3)    Pictorial biography in Telugu titled “Mahaneta: Life and Journey of Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu” authored by Shri Sanjay Kishore

The PM said Mr. Naidu’s 75 years had been extraordinary and encompassed magnificent milestones. These 75 years have been extraordinary and it encompasses magnificent stopovers.” He said the three books would become “a source of inspiration for the people” while also “illuminating the correct path to serving the nation”.

About these books

The Prime Minister expressed delight in releasing Venkaiah Naidu’s biography and two other books based on his life. He expressed confidence that these books will become a source of inspiration for the people while also illuminating the correct path to serving the nation. Reminiscing about his long association with the former Vice-President, the Prime Minister said he had the opportunity to work with Venkaiah ji for a long period. This collaboration began during Naidu’s tenure as the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), followed by his senior role in the Cabinet, his tenure as the Vice-President of the country, and later as the Speaker of the Rajya Sabha.

The life of Venkaiah Naidu

Modi expressed that the life of Venkaiah Naidu ji is a perfect glimpse of the amalgamation of ideas, vision and personality. Underling that power does not reflect the comforts of life but is the medium to accomplish the resolutions by service, the Prime Minister said that Shri Naidu proved himself when he got the opportunity to become a part of the Vajpayee Government where he chose to become the Union Minister for Rural Development.

Ek haath mein BJP ka jhanda, aur dusre haath mein NDA ka agenda

Praising the former Vice-President’s soft mild-mannerism, eloquence and wit, the Prime Minister recalled that no one can match Venkaiah Naidu’s level of wit, spontaneity, quick counters and one-liners. Shri Modi warmly recalled the slogan coined by Naidu during the formation of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s coalition government, “Ek haath mein BJP ka jhanda, aur dusre haath mein NDA ka agenda”, which translates to the party’s flag in one hand and the National Democratic Alliance’s agenda in the other.

Making of Developed India

In 2014, he introduced the acronym ‘Making of Developed India’ for M.O.D.I. The Prime Minister said he was surprised by Venkaiah ji’s ruminations, compelling him to praise his style in the Rajya Sabha once where he said that there is depth, seriousness, vision, beat, bounce and wisdom in the former Vice-President’s words. The Prime Minister hailed the positive environment created by Shri Naidu during his tenure as Speaker of the Rajya Sabha and highlighted the various important decisions taken by the House. Recalling the introduction of the bill to revoke Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha before being tabled in the Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister lauded Shri Naidu’s experienced leadership in the passage of such a sensitive bill while maintaining the decorum of the House. The Prime Minister wished for a long, active and healthy life for Shri Naidu.

Emotional side of Venkaiah’s nature

Modi threw light on the emotional side of Venkaiah’s nature and informed that he never let adversities affect his decision-making. He also highlighted his simple way of living and his special ways of keeping in touch with people. The Prime Minister also touched upon the contributions made by personalities like Naidu towards Indian politics. Referring to the three books released today, the PM Modi said that they present the journey of Venkaiah Ji’s life, which is a source of inspiration for the younger generations. He said that as the Rural Development Minister in the government led by the late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Mr. Naidu had wanted to serve villages, the poor, and the farmers, and as a Union Minister for Urban Development in the first Modi government, he had played a visionary role in implementing schemes such as the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Smart City Mission, and Amrit Yojana.


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