PM Modi presented Gujarati edition of book on Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi, July 13: The Gujarati edition of former Indian Ambassador Pascal Alan Nazareth's widely acclaimed book 'Gandhi's Outstanding leadership' was today presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the author.
The book, published by Navjivan Trust, Ahmedabad, analyses various facets of Gandhi's life, his leadership and how he was still an inspirational figure in the global scenario. Nazareth briefed Modi about the book already published in 12 Indian and 10 foreign language editions.
The book will be available in six more languages by the end of the year. The Prime Minister, the former Ambassador said, complimented him for the work in promoting Gandhi's ideals internationally through his research, lectures and books.
"It was a very good meeting with the Prime Minister. He complimented me for my work.He also talked about his train journey to Pietermaritzburg railway station during his recent visit to South Africa," said Nazareth.
Modi had undertaken a train journey to Pietermaritzburg where an young Gandhi was evicted from a train in 1893 for refusing to obey an order to move from a first-class compartment because of his race.
Vivek Desai, Managing Trustee of Navjivcan Trust and Shobit Arya of Wisdom Tree, which is publishing the former Ambassador's next book "Gandhi: Soul Force Warrior who Revolutionised Revolution and Spiritualised It', also met Modi.
Nazareth had served in a number of diplomatic missions including in Tokyo, Lima , London and New York. He was also High Commissioner of India to Ghana and Ambassador to Liberia, Togo, Egypt, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.