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IndiaHindi version of bestseller graphic book on UP CM Yogi Adityanath launched

Hindi version of bestseller graphic book on UP CM Yogi Adityanath launched


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New Delhi: Best-seller graphic novel & Ajay to Yogi Adityanath& reached the capital Delhi after setting a long journey of 24 cities and 70 launches across the country.

And the say was also special – ‘Hindi Diwas', so the Hindi version of this book was also released – & Ajay se Yogi Adityanath Tak&. This book has made many records like Asia Book of

Records and being a Amazon Bestseller. In Delhi, this Hindi version was launched with Union Minister General VK Singh, Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari, BJP spokesperson Shahzad Poonawala, Invest India CEO Deepak Bagla, Swami Prakashanand ji of Chinmaya Mission and children from various schools in Delhi.

Noted Author, Shantanu Gupta, who has written two bestseller titles on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, launched his new graphic novel – “Ajay to Yogi Adityanath” for the young readers in Hyderabad on Tuesday. When our team contacted Shantanu, author shared the finer details about his new graphic novel. Gupta told that ‘Ajay to Yogi Adityanath', is a journey of a young boy Ajay Singh Bisht born in the hinterlands of Uttarakhand with six other siblings. His father Anand Singh Bisht was a junior forest officer and mother Savitri Devi was a home maker. From childhood, Ajay was fond of taking care of the family cows, listening to stories of freedom fighters and participating in the school debates . They all lived in a one and a half room house in a remote village name Panchur, in today's Uttarakhand. From here Ajay rose to become Mahant of Gorakhnath Mutt, youngest member of the parliament of India and the Chief Minister of the most populated state of India, Uttar Pradesh. Author added that ‘Ajay to Yogi Adityanath' is a story of sheer grit, determination and hard work for every student to follow and take inspirational from.

Earlier in June, this graphic novel was launched in 51+ schools of Uttar Pradesh on 5 th of June, the 51 st birthday of Yogi Adityanath. Author himself was present at ‘Seth Anandram Jaipuria School' in Lucknow with hundreds of children along with the minister Sandeep Singh and other guests. And simultaneously more than 5100 children launched the book in 51+ schools across various districts of Uttar Pradesh in this record launch. This was the first time that a book is launched in multiple locations simultaneously with so many participants, that to children. The launch created an Asia book of records.

Through a video message General VK Singh said that Yogi Adityanath's life is exemplary for every child. Shahzad Poonawala established the importance of Hindi and told that this book tells the story of the journey of a common man (CM) to charitravan manushya (CM) and to a chief minister (CM). Deepak Bagla motivated children to part of India's jurney to become a super power. Swami Prakashanand ji guided children to forgo instant pleasures of life and earn knowledge with honesty.

Author told that he is able to narrate this story through the inspirational accounts, he heard and documented during his conversations with various individuals who were a part of Yogi Adityanath's growing up years. They were, his father late Anand Singh Bisht, his mother Savitri Devi, his friends from the Panchur village, classmates and teachers from his colleges in Kotdwar and Rishikesh and through various fellow saints and leaders who crossed paths

with him. For the literature buffs, Shantanu narrated the detailed literary and artistic journey that the

graphic novel has gone through in last one year. First the author storyboarded all the pages

based on his primary . Along with the dialogues, he suggested the possible layout to

the artists. From there on the team of artists and designers Nitesh Kushwaha, Akash Jaiswal and Pallavi Saxena took on.

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