Indian PM, Mr. Narendra Modi praises Manju Lodha’s PARAMVIR . . . . reports Asian Lite News
Mrs. Manju Lodha’s new book – PARAMVIR, beautifully captures the heroic deeds of the brave Indian soldiers. This book revolves around the lives of the courageous men who fought for their motherland, India on land, sea or air; during the Kargil War. The book comprise of twenty- one such instances of bravery recounted by the friends and families of the brave hearts. Recently Manju Lodha presented PARAMVIR to the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi at an event held at the Prime Minister’s Office Delhi. Her book was praises by none other than the PM himself, who even blessed her.
Soldiers often go beyond the call of duty and show rare courage and determination against all odds. The book evokes feelings of patriotism through the simple yet powerful story- telling abilities of its author. Mrs. Lodha comes from a patriotic background, thus knowing how these men in uniform often downplay their deeds. Drawing out these stories from records and people and reconstructing them to tell an engaging story is a feat which Mrs Lodha has accomplished with flourish.
Paramvir Chakra is the highest military honour that is bestowed by the Indian President to those serving the military. So, far twenty -one Paramvir Chakras have been awarded. Thus, this was an apt name for the book.
Mrs Lodha comments, “It’s great moment for me, our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi praises my book and blessed me. Paramvir is very close to my Heart. My new book takes you into the hearts and minds of those who die so that we may live. Each story has been encapsulated after spending time with the family, friends and colleagues, which added a personal touch to each of the 21 stories, making them heartfelt memoirs.”
Mrs Lodha’s father-in-law was a freedom fighter and a true patriot at heart. Her husband too is in politics but with a patriotic fervour to his goals. Thus, patriotism has been instilled in her roots very deeply. She is credited with eleven other books, some of which are Bharat Bhagya Nirmata, Babul, Paati, Maa and Yaden. Paramvir would be launched in English soon.