Report on the Launch of the Book “Nanna Arivina Paravadi”
Venue: Bift Auditorium, Bangalore*
A grand and significant event took place at the Buffet Auditorium in Bangalore to celebrate the ceremonial launch of Yogesh Master’s book titled “The Bearer of Tolerance and Equality Hazrat Muhammed (PBUH).” The event was organized by Shanti Prakashna Mangalore in collaboration with Seerat-ul-Nabi (PBUH) and the biographical campaign of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Karnataka.
Key Highlights of the Event:
Book Launch: The book launch was a momentous occasion with Charan Jeevi Singh, Retired Chief Secretary of the Government of Karnataka, officially releasing the book. During his speech, Singh emphasized that this book was not a conventional biography of the Prophet, but rather a narrative of emotions and experiences. He underscored the book’s primary purpose, which was to promote a deep understanding of the teachings of various prophets and the universal message of unity that transcends religions. Singh also pointed out the concept of a “garden of peace for all generations” as a central theme in the book.
Promotion of Digital Version: Recognizing the declining habit of reading in today’s society, Charan Jeevi Singh advocated for the digital dissemination of the book. He also suggested translating the book into other languages to reach a broader audience.
Insightful Commentary: Raghunath CH, Executive Editor of Sudha and Mayura Kanda Monthly, provided insightful commentary on the book. He praised its relevance in imparting essential lessons for building a clean and healthy society, fostering brotherhood, and dispelling myths surrounding Islam and Islamophobia. The book, according to him, underscores that Islam is a religion of peace and human integration.
Diverse Perspectives: Dr. Vasundhara Bhupathi, former President of Kannada Pustaka Pradhikara, expressed her views on the book’s role in promoting peace and tranquility in society. She highlighted how the book delves into the teachings of Prophet Mohammed and Basavana Buddha and Mahavira, enriching our understanding of religion’s impact on personality development.
Relevance in the Modern World: Dr. Bhupathi stressed the enduring relevance of Prophet Muhammad’s teachings in addressing contemporary global challenges. She encouraged the audience to explore his life and message as a means to find solutions to issues such as conflict resolution, social justice, and sustainable development.
Dr. Vasundhara Bhupathi’s comprehensive perspective on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) added depth to the event, emphasizing the Prophet’s profound impact on humanity and his timeless relevance in shaping a more compassionate and harmonious world.
Author’s Perspective: Author Yogesh Master shared his insights, stating that prophets come to guide humanity during times of discrimination and violence. He portrayed Prophet Muhammad as not only a spiritual leader but also a social engineer, scientist, and psychologist. He emphasized the harmonious convergence of devotion between different faiths.
Shanti Prakashna’s Mission: Mohammad Kunhi, Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Karnataka, introduced Shanti Prakashna’s mission to educate Kannada speakers about Islam and dispel misconceptions. Shanti Prakashna’s dedication to publishing books that promote harmony among people was highlighted.
Presidential Address: Dr. Muhammad Saad Balgami, President of Shanti Prakashna and Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Karnataka, delivered the presidential address. He emphasized how the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) can create peace and tranquility in society, making life beautiful and easier. He urged the audience to study the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Program Commencement: The event commenced with a recitation and translation by Mr. Muhammad Abdul Wajid Hussain.
In conclusion, the launch of “Nanna Arivna Parvadi” was a significant event that not only celebrated the release of Yogesh Master’s book but also promoted interfaith understanding, peace, and unity. The book’s message of tolerance and equality resonates with people of all backgrounds, emphasizing the importance of coexistence and harmony in society.