Book Launch: ‘A Man of Humility – Life and Times of Sarat Chandra Maharana’

Bhubaneswar: Book Launch Programme of ‘A Man of Humility – Life and Times of Sarat Chandra Maharana’, a memorable literary creation of Sri Anadi Naik, published by Ketaki Foundation Trust was held at 6.15 pm, on Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 at Red Cross Bhawan, Unit-IX, Bhubaneswar complying with all Covid-19 guidelines.

Opening Remarks was given by Sri Rabindra Ku. Swain, Trustee, Ketaki Foundation Trust. The meeting was conducted through Zoom App as the Author Sri Anadi Naik stays at Maryland, USA. Other Speakers who highly appreciated the publication present during the programme are Manorama Mahapatra, Nivedita Mohanty, Krushna Mohanty, Pritish Acharya and Prahalad Sinha. Karmadeba Maharana & Janadeba Maharana, sons of Sri Sarat Chandra Maharana, conducted the meeting.

Anadi Naik, the author of the book, was born in Odisha. He joined Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan and Sarvodaya movements in his youth and worked tirelessly; touring Odisha on Padayatra. He contributed regularly to the magazine, Sarvodaya. He was deeply involved in the movement of Jayaprakash Narayan. He was imprisoned under MISA in 1975. He lives at present in Frederick, Maryland, USA. He writes a regular column in Sambad.

Ketaki Foundation Trust takes great pleasure in the release of the book. The entire processes of designing, composing, editing and print publishing the work required synchronized efforts and took several months of endeavor. We at Ketaki Foundation Trust believe that the publication will be of great value for the readers by throwing light on many aspects of the life and works of Sri Sarat Chandra Maharana.

Ketaki Foundation Trust intends to preserve, promote and publish art, culture and literature. Odisha’s literature is replete with exceptional works done by well-known luminaries and unsung individuals as well. The Trust aspires to support and promote exemplery oeuvres through publications and other supportive activities and make a significant contribution to the society at large. To further its aims and objects, the trust has successfully executed several projects in fields of art and literature.

This book is on sale in select stores of Bhubaneswar and online at Amazon and Flipkart.