New Delhi, Sep 2 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released a book authored by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ‘Moving On… Moving Forward: A Year in Office’. The book launch event was also attended by former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma.
Speaking during the book launch, Modi said,”Atal Ji wanted to give Naidu Ji a ministry. Venkaiah Ji said- I want to be the Minister for Rural Development. Venkaiah Ji is a farmer at heart. He is passionate about the welfare of farmers and agriculture.”
Dr. Manmohan Singh said, “He brings to office of VP,political and administrative experience and that is amply reflected in his 1 year in office. But best is yet to come. As a poet has said, “Sitaron ke aage jahan aur bhi hain, abhi ishq ke imtehaan aur bhi hain”.”
”If the house works in order, no one notices the person sitting on the chair, but people got to see and notice Venkaiah ji a lot in the last 1.5 year because of the house,”Modi said during the book launch.
”Whichever duty he had, he performed with utmost diligence and adapted into that role with ease. Naidu has been in public life for 50 years- 10 years in student politics and 40 years in state as well as national politics,” he said.
The 245-page book, titled “Moving on…Moving Forward: A Year in Office”, with seven chapters, Naidu talks about his experiences as the Vice-President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
Naidu explains in the book that his mission of exploring and shaping public discourse over four key issues took him on extensive travels across India since he was sworn in as the Vice-President of India on 11 August 2017.
The book also contains a detailed chapter on various initiatives taken by him as Chairman of Rajya Sabha and refers to the rapidly- expanding viewership of Rajya Sabha TV.