Spearheading its socio-cultural agenda, India First Foundation released three potent books harping on Indian milieu. Shri L K Advani released all the three books in Delhi. The chief guest on the occasion was Shri Chandan Mitra, the editor-in-chief of The Pioneer. The arch disciplinarian Shri Vijai Kapur, erstwhile Lt. Governor of Delhi presided over the function.
Shri Dina Nath Mishra, founder president of India First Foundation in his keynote address lamented the rising apathy towards reading books, considered rather a despicable act. He heaped kudos on the authors for their splendid work. The book ?The fateful fourth generation: A study in the rise and fall of dynasties? by Seema Yadav traces the trajectory of the vagaries of governance round the globe right from 3000 BC to the 17th century AD. Some sheer quirk of fate hyphenated several of the dynasties around the world bearing a rare semblance. The book outpours much more. Then the book ?Tibet: From tranquility to turmoil? by Sudhakar Raje, Thubten Samphel and Vijai Kranti recounts its past camaraderie with India, India as the harbinger of Tibetan religion and the present horrendous vicissitudes. Shri Chandan Mitra found reading the book an exhilarating experience. The book is splurged with startling revelations like Lord Vishnu took his Matsyavatara from Kailash Mansarovar bound to allure its readers. Chandan Mitra arraigned the British for denigrating Indian culture saying it was, ?conspiracy of colonial rulers? and the insidious calumny of the Marxists to ramshackle our effulgent culture. The other book, ?Sanatan Bharat? is the Hindi rendition from English achieved by S. Gurumurthy. Its crispness and lucid explication of effulgent Indian social ethos stand out redeeming.
Shri Advani went gaga over the stupendous achievements of India First Foundation in preserving Indian culture and giving impetus to scholarly works on Indology. The concourse of discerning audience saw affable Advaniji highly reminiscent of his yesteryears who recounted anecdotes exemplifying his ideology of nationalism and his secular stance. He came down heavily on Nehru for tagging RSS as non-secular. He quoted Shri Guruji, Shri Golwalkar telling him, ?Hindu polity never accepts theocracy?. He spoke at length on the sordid state of present India and its impending predicaments. The saddest part being that its all self-inflicted, ?atma pravanchana? in his words. Shri Vijai Kapur also bemoaned the abominable state of the country with a skewed federal structure and the centre-state acrimony proving detrimental to Indian society.