Two books on Prime Minister Modi launched in Chicago

India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, 2nd from right, and India’s Consul General in Chicago Amit Kumar, 2nd from left, launching two books on Prime Minister Modi at the June 25, 2022, event held in Chicago, hosted by NID Foundation. Photo: Asian Media USA.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has encouraged India to dream big and has shown the world that dreams can be achieved if pursued with determination and persistence, said Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to the U.S. at the international launch of two books on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at ‘Vishwa Sadbhavana’ event organized by the NID Foundation in Chicago June 25, 2022.

Eminent people from the USA and Indian diaspora attended including senior U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, D-Wisconsin, Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Chancellor Debbie Ford of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Speaker Robin Vos of the Wisconsin State Assembly, S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, chief patron, NID Foundation and Chancellor, Chandigarh University. Also present were American businessman Darshan Singh Dhaliwal and Indian Member of Parliament Hans Raj Hans.

Ambassador Sandhu said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visionary approach, his leadership qualities and above all his humility and love for humanity have established him as a global leader, a press release quoted him saying.

“As the head of 1.4 billion citizens, our Prime Minister has encouraged each of us to dream big. In a real sense, he has gone on and has shown us that these dreams can be achieved if pursued with determination and persistence as seen in India’s rise on the global map. Let us all continue to dream big and work passionately towards achieving those dreams,” Sandhu said.

“The Prime Minister understands the potential of India-US relationship and has played an important role in building the trust between the two countries,” Ambassador Sandhu added noting U.S. designating India as a Major Defense Partner, the $2 billion defense trade, the $160 billion in bilateral trade, and the COVID-19 cooperation.

He noted how youth in India see U.S. in a positive light, and more than 200,000 Indian students are studying in this country and 2/3rd of them are in the STEM areas, “bringing unmatched value and strength to the USA.”

The Indian leader has influenced decisions made globally and in global developed nations, all the time being a voice for developing countries.

Ambassador Sandhu said that Modi has been impacting the global decisions in developed nations and at the same time been the strong voice of developing nations.
“Be it the act of providing the entire world with Covid-19 vaccines, relief missions in countries such as Afghanistan or hand holding nations in education or space research; be it his stance during COP26 Global Leaders’ Summit in Glasgow or during World Economic Forum’s Davos Summit, Narendra Modi has truly shown the world the way forward,” said the Ambassador.

Ambassador Sandhu, along with spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar, also released two books brought out by NID Foundation —   ‘Heartfelt-The Legacy Of Faith’ and ‘Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery’.

‘Healtfelt’ documents PM Modi’s belief in the Sikh Guru’s and their teachings, and his earnest efforts for enabling justice and prosperity and delivering upon the long-overdue mainstays of the Sikh community.

The book ‘Heartfelt: The Legacy of Faith’ was released at Vishwa Sadbhavana event June 25, 2022, held in Chicago, organized by the NID Foundation, along with Foundation’s Chief Patron Satnam Singh Sandhu, businessman Darshan Singh Dhaliwal, and Indian Member of Parliament, Hans Raj Hans. Photo: Asian Media USA

The other book, ‘Modi@20’by oncologist Dr. Bharat Barai, is a compilation of chapters by intellectual and domain experts, exploring the fundamental transformation of Gujarat and India over the last 20 year under Modi’s unique mode of governance.suc

First such event to be held offshore, the Vishwa Sadbhavana was the latest in the series of such events organized by the NID Foundation and picks up from the legacy of last event held at New Delhi in April this year, wherein a contingent of 138 highly decorated Sikhs from India and abroad met the Prime Minister at his official residence.

In his address, Sri Sri Ravishankar, the guest of honor, said that Sadbhavana means wellness, well-being, and uniting people and Sadbhavana is what this world needs the most today.

Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for various initiatives taken by him in the past eight years, Sri Sri said, “India has undergone a sea change. From infrastructure development, to attending to the poorest of the poor sections of the society, from the ease of doing business and many other initiatives

He also praised the Sikh community as the ‘backbone’ of Indian culture praised it for being at the forefront in serving society. He hailed the NID foundation for the book ‘Heartfelt’ which he said will bring to light to our society the great achievements of the current government.

“The book brings to the light some of the most landmark decisions of PM Modi for Sikh community which are long due which have been as depicted accurately in the book, be it the compensation to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots or fulfilling the decades-pending demand of Sikh of opening the Kartarpur Corridor, be it translation of Guru Nanak Bani in 15 other languages to take Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s ideology and teachings to the masses or protection of Sikh heritage in Pakistan,” Sri Sri Ravishankar said, congratulating Satnam Singh Sandhu along who with providing education to thousands of young people through Chandigarh University, “has been spreading the spirit of Sadbhavana.”

Sen. Ron Johnson noted that the US-Indo bilateral relationship has attained new depth and momentum ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come to power in India.

Indian spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar along with NID Foundation Chief Patron Satnam Singh Sandhu, launched the book ‘Heartfelt: The Legacy of Faith’ at Vishwa Sadbhavana event June 25, 2022, organized by the Foundation at Chicago, USA, along with businessman Darshan Singh Dhaliwal, and Indian Member of Parliament, Hans Raj Hans. Photo: courtesy Asian Media USA

“The USA has always considered India as its natural ally. There is so much that the two countries are doing together and will continue to do together,” including in the defense and economic sectors and globally for health and emerging technologies.

Johnson also praised the Indian-American community for its contributions to the U.S. “Indian community here contributes significantly in helping us build our nation, more peaceful and prosperous. Our relationship with India needs to be special and strong for a peaceful, and more free world,” he added.

NID Foundation’s Sandhu hailed Modi as an illustrious leader, highly experienced strategist but above all a great humanist and expressed gratitude for the pro-Sikh decision under the current dispensation.

“The Prime Minister’s political and humane acumen have ensured that the role of Indian Diaspora in India’s pursuit of becoming a ‘Vishwa Guru’ (World Leader) again remains the most important,” Satnam Singh Sandhu said. “On every trip of any country, the Prime Minister takes out time to meet the Indian community there, to talk to them, interact with them and take stock of any problem or issues they might be facing. The spirit of Vishwa Sadhbhavana stems from this very love and respect that the hon’ble Prime Minister has for the people and humanity at the Global level,” he added.

He described the book ‘Heartfelt’ as “an honest attempt at documenting the facts of the history of the Sikh community and the teachings and philosophies of the Sikh Gurus.”

“Taking the five essential virtues of Sikh living as the central theme, the book connects the various initiatives taken by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji for the cause and welfare of the Sikhs and the Punjab with the Sikh way of living, thereby highlighting the Prime Minister’s embodiment of upholding truthful values, compassion, humility, contentment, and love for all mankind,” he said.

Chancellor Ford praised the efforts of the NID Foundation for education and said that the opportunities given by the foundation to build new Partnerships between Universities around the world are precious as they give the graduates of the future the chance to learn from different cultures.



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