Rajkamal Prakashan presents books to PAC jawans to commemorate Renu’s birth centenary
· Books make our consciousness rich: Maitreyi Pushpa
· Our aim is to spread the culture of reading: Ashok Maheshwari
New Delhi: Rajkamal Prakashan on Wednesday presented books to the police personals of the 41st Battalion of the Provincial Armed Forces, Uttar Pradesh, to commemorate the birth centenary of Phaniswanath Renu, one of the most successful and influential writers of modern Hindi literature.
Led by Ashok Maheshwari, Managing Director of Rajkamal Prakashan, along with Commandant Bharti Singh, PSC 41st Battalion, and senior writer Maitreyi Pushpa, books were presented to force personnel and officers, at the PSC campus in Vaishali at 1.00 pm.
On this occasion, Ashok Maheshwari said, “Rajkamal Prakashan is proud of publishing the literature of almost all the big writers of Hindi. Founded 74 years ago on 28 February, the publication is now in its 75th year”. He said, “We have been organizing the ‘Bhavishya Ke Swar’ for the last two years, constantly moving forward and realizing our obligation as a publication, in which talk on new and prospective creators are held. This year, we took the initiative to spread the culture of reading to all sections of society. The event was a link to the same initiative.”
Ashok Maheshwari said, “This event was being held on such an occasion when on Thursday, March 4th was the hundredth birth anniversary of the great Hindi writer Phanishwar Renu. Rajkamal has a special connection with him and his birth centenary is a very special occasion when we are carrying the message of books and reading culture among the readers.”
Addressing the police personals present at the event, Maitreyi Pushpa said, “the uniform is not just a cloth; it gives you the power of justice. Similarly, books make our consciousness rich; and it relieves stress.” The senior writer also shared her experiences of long dialogues with police officers and others.
Earlier, Commandant Bharti Singh of PSC 41st Battalion welcomed everyone present at the event and said that in the present times people are getting away from books. No other options can replace books. They not only inspire us to think about the future but also tell us how to think. In this context, the initiative to connect people with books is commendable, she said.
Additional ASP, City 2 Gyanendra Kumar Singh; CFO Sunil Kumar Singh; Assistant Commandant Avadh Singh also gave their views on the occasion. Amod Maheshwari, Chief Executive Officer of Rajkamal Prakashan was also present at the event.
It is worth noting that, towards its 75th year, Rajkamal Prakashan has started Pustak-Mitr Abhiyan, which has the slogan ‘Chalein Gyan Ki Or’, to connect more and more people with good books and to spread the culture of reading. As a part of this campaign, books were presented to children at Delhi’s child welfare center at Kucha Chalan, girl child welfare center at Parda Bagh, and study circle in Yamuna Khadar, and the police personnel in the Daryaganj Police Station Complex.