Two books on PM released
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 26
Mr H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief of the Tribune group of newspapers, today took a swipe at Indian politicians, most of whom, he said, were busy promoting their family interests rather than those of the country.
Speaking after releasing a book, “Vilakhan Shakhshiat — Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh” edited by B.S. Bir, Ravinder Singh Sodhi and Sohinderbir Sethi, Mr Dua recalled that our gurus had sacrificed their families for the sake of the country. But today’s politicians seemed to believe in putting their families above the country. He also regretted that the allround fall in public morality was such that a gentleman had to think twice before joining politics.
Referring to the title of the other book, “Pauna Aadmi” authored by B.S. Bir, which was released by former Chief Secretary, Punjab, Dr Amrik Singh Pooni, Mr Dua observed that there could not have been a more apt description of today’s politician.
Mr Dua described Dr Manmohan Singh as a “thorough gentleman” who had promised to do everything possible to improve the lot of the common man. People too had high hopes from the Prime Minister.
The function to release the two books was held at the Chandigarh Press Club and was attended by about 250 writers from all over the region.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Dr Gurdarshan Gasso, Dr Gurpal Singh Sandhu, Dr Sharanjit Kaur, Rajinder Singh Bhasin, Dr Satish Verma and Prof Kuldip Kaur Tiwana.
Mr Dua also presented mementoes to the writers.