- Minister of Defence of India – Mr Rajnath Singh launches the book
- Web launch to be followed – The book will be available on Amazon and other online platforms
New Delhi, 26th September, 2020 – The Defence Minister of India, Mr Rajnath Singh, today, launched ‘A bouquet of flowers’, a book written by author Dr Krishna Saksena, at his residence. This is the 9th book authored by the senior English Professor who is the first lady to get a PhD from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in the year 1955.
Through this book, Dr. Saksena, presents a series of anecdotes that allow the reader to extract the moral of the stories, rather than a didactic imposition of her views. Rather than push the reader down a path she allows the reader to guide themselves as they contemplate the essence of each of the anecdotes she has selected for them.
Speaking about the book, Dr. Saksena says, “The book has been designed to allow the readers to travel their own journey and arrive at their own very personal realization and be inspired by it. I hope the readers enjoy the book and relate with it.”
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Defence, Mr Rajnath Singh said, “We have often heard there is no age limit to learning and writing, and if anybody has lived this quote in spirit and in letter, it is Dr. Krishna Saksena. With her book, Dr. Saksena has proved that age is just a number. And I can say with complete faith that in her book one shall find morals spread across three generations that are relevant till date.
He added ‘The most inspiring aspect about Dr. Krishna Saksena is that she continues to write out of passion even at this age. Her life continues to be as inspiring as her books”
Dr. Saksena had a brilliant academic career and was the first woman in all of Uttar Pradesh, as well as amongst the few in India, to get a Ph.D in English Literature in the year 1955. She has to her credit eight books on various themes so far.