Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday released a book "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas", a compilation of selected speeches delivered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Releasing the book on the occasion of International Women's Day, Jaitley said that the Prime Minister has an excellent knowledge of subjects and his speeches are a clear reflection of that knowledge.Stating that speeches should be effective so that they can have a grip on the audience, Jaitley said: "The Prime Minister has a good grip over a wide bandwidth of subjects including political history, economy, foreign policy, strategic issues, among others." "He is a quick learner coupled with clarity of thinking, which together ensure delivery of flawless speeches by him," he added.Recalling a few great orators from India's recent history including Mahatma Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Jagjivan Ram and Indrajit Gupta, the Finance Minister said their speeches are etched in the memory and consciousness of the country.He said there is a difference between the speeches of ordinary politicians and those who want to be a statesman."Many ordinary politicians think of only making it to headlines this evening or tomorrow morning. But, if you rise to a higher level, you are thinking of the next generation," he said.
Compiled in five volumes, the book brought out by the publications division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, was released in Hindi as well as English. It is edited by publication division member Kanchan Gupta.Each of these volumes is categorized into five segments, covering the Prime Minister's ideas on good governance; making India competent and efficient; hailing bravehearts, farmers and brilliant scientists; taking along people on an inclusive path of growth and hope; and sharing the message of a resurgent India with the international community.Last week, Jaitley had also released a book that was a compilation of Modi's message in the first 50 episodes of his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat".On the occasion, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said that the speeches of the Prime Minister are a repository of practical solutions which are inspired by his simple, down to earth and connected to roots lifestyle.