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Thursday, 14-December-2017

“I AM LIKE A BEE, I PICK POLLEN FROM PLACE TO PLACE, AND MAKE HONEY...”

‘Ahilya Uwach’, ‘Sahajta ki Bhavyata’ and ‘Panchva Stambh’ was released by Prabhat Prakashan, around the ‘nectar’ of Goa Governor Dr Mridula Sinha’s life

“i  am like a bee, I pick pollen from place to place and make honey”. Dr Mridula Sinha, the Governor of Goa and famous writer, had said these lines about herself. Recollecting these words with the nectar of her life, Prabhat Prakashan launched some books related to her life in the Constitution Club. The occasion was the release of the nectar-fall related to Mridula Sinha’s life. On this occasion, three books were launched : a novel ‘Ahilya Uwach’, a book on the grandeur of simplicity ‘Sahajta ki Bhavyata’, and the special issue of  ‘Panchva Stambh’ a monthly journal by Prabhat Prakashan  based on the self funding institutions, published on its eleventh anniversary. The inauguration was by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik. On this occasion, the founder of Sulabh Sanitation Movement, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak,  National Book Trust Chairman Baldev Bhai Sharma, and senior journalist Awadhesh Kumar were present along with other dignitaries.

I did not struggle, I only put in hard work
Mridula Sinha, speaking on this occasion, said that she did not struggle in her life but only put in hard work. Throwing light on her book, Ahilya Uwaach, she said that man comes in many ways in the life of a woman; in Ahilya’s life too, men came in three forms. One tricked her, the other she took as a husband, and the third was a young man who gave her freedom. Describing the text ‘Sahajta ki Bhavyata’ written on her 75th birthday, Mridula Sinha said that a big responsibility has been placed on her by the people who wrote such praises about her. Also, what goals she has to achieve  in the coming years, has also been given to her as a curriculum. She promised to take the resolution to work harder for this purpose.

Mridula ji is an inspiration for everyone
Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik said on this occasion that Mridula is the inspiration for all. He said that whatever responsibility Mridula Ji gets, she performs it very well. Ram Naik said that Mridula ji has started a new trend in Goa that whosoever meets her should give her the gift of fruits instead of flowers. And the fruits thus gifted to her are distributed among the poor who do not get enough food. Talking about Mridula’s gracious affection, he said that a prestigious daily newspaper in Maharashtra told him to write his memoirs. He gave these memoirs a book form titled ‘Charaivati-Charaivati’ and the preface to this book was written by Mridula ji in Hindi. He added that the Hindi edition sold the most. He expressed his gratitude to her for this. Remembering those days when Mridula Sinha used to work with him as the Chairperson of ‘Mahila Morcha’ in Maharashtra, Ram Naik said that where Mridula has reached today is only through her diligence and hard work It’s really an extraordinary achievement.

Reading a book will make your life happier
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder of Sulabh Sanitation Movement, said that Mridula ji is the the Governor, but she is also his ‘gurumata’. He holds her in deep respect. He talked of Mridula ji’s compassion and simple personality. He said that the characteristics of a great person in our society is that she laughs little, talks less, and gives up ordinary life. But Mridula ji sings the folk songs of Chhath and talks about the most common subjects with all the people. Dr Pathak said, “Not many people who have reached such a position as the Governor of a state, will possess such courage.” He announced at the ceremony that he was buying 1000 books today and will give them to the youth working in Sulabh to read, so that their married life becomes happier. He promised to buy more books at a later time.

thoughts about women are about co-operation
Professor Kumud Sharma of Delhi University, while highlighting the literature of Mridula Sinha, said that the story of women as mythical characters is present in her works. Mythological focus is her area of attention and the main subject of Mridula ji. That is why she has been narrating the story of women’s life by embracing the festivity and eternal concern of Indian culture in her published work. She said that the women’s theme in Mridula’s work is not on the side of fragmentation, but towards coordination.
She said that ‘Ahilya Uwach’ is a reflection of women’s crisis today. The center point of this book is the complex relationships  between man and woman. Mridula ji has communicated with today’s generation. At the same time, she has discussed with them the qualities of motherhood and marriage.
She said that representation of myth is the most difficult task, but Mridula ji has done this job well. She requested that all young men and women should be given this book so that our society can improve.
A reader expects a moral position of and human content in a writer. The compositions of Mridula Sinha ji come true on all these aspects.

Happiness comes only with simplicity
Baldev Bhai Sharma, Chairman of the National Book Trust, and Principal Editor of ‘Sahajta ki Bhavyata’, said that one text cannot encapsulate the overall personality of Mridula ji. He spoke on the grandeur of simplicity and said that happiness comes with simplicity and simplicity is available only to the saints. The life of Mridula ji is a living example of the Rishi tradition of India, that is why it was given the name.

“Panchva Stambh” is an revolution
Commenting on the journey of the magazine, Sangeeta Sinha, Editor of “Panchva Stambh”, said that on November 27, 2006, the magazine was inaugurated. It is completing its 11 years now. This magazine is not merely a movement but a movement of thought. Since its inception, Mridula ji has been associated with it. The objective of the paper is to report the excellent works of self-help organizations (NGOs), to solve social problems and publish positive works of government and society. She said that the demand for the magazine in rural areas is high. This journal has been very useful for research students. Awadhesh Kumar, a longtime journalist associated with the magazine, said that this was a time when there was a demand that journalism should be such that the people should develop the consciousness of doing positive work in the country and society and encourage hard work.  This magazine has done this work well.