Karan Singh's autobiography in Telugu
|New India can emerge only if youth were given a vision: YSR|
HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on Sunday said the people need to learn from former Union Minister, Karan Singh, how to serve the nation and that a new India could emerge only if youth were given a vision and channelised their `tremendous' energy.
He was speaking after releasing a Telugu translation of Dr. Singh's autobiography. Former MP Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad translated the autobiography. Dr. Reddy said that after Dr. Prasad's book on veteran CPI (M) leader P. Sundarayya, this was the second volume he was releasing.
A former Kashmir ruler and a Minister in Indira Gandhi's Cabinet, Dr. Singh called for people's dedication and involvement of youth in transforming the country, which could play a pivotal role in shaping contours of a global society. There were problems that needed to be resolved — maintaining parliamentary decorum, controlling corruption and violence and poverty alleviation measures, he said.
Justice G. Raghuram of the Andhra Pradesh High Court described Dr. Singh as a man of letters, a poet, a liberal, a statesman, an administrator and a skilled negotiator.
Union Minister for Coal, Dasari Narayana Rao, presided. Former Karnataka Governor V.S. Rama Devi and former Union Minister, P. Upendra both of whom had written foreword for the book, were present.
Speakers hailed Dr. Singh as a nationalist, philosopher and multi-linguist.
Courtesy: The Hindu