Pandit’s autobiography to hit bookstalls soon

lalbabu [panditKathmandu, Oct. 27: Publication nepalaya is all set to present its readers with yet another important personality of Nepal’s modern history.

This time nepalaya is coming up with an autobiography of Lal Babu Pandit, a low-profile politician who hails from the southern plains, but who left a lasting impression when he was given an opportunity to lead the Ministry of General Administration.

Pandit was successful in drawing wide attention and appreciation soon after taking over his first ministerial portfolio in his almost 40-year political career.  His fame did not come from his talks but from his actions. He received public appreciation for his honesty and courage to fight the scourge of corruption and malpractice.

Lal Babu became an example of how determined a minister can be if one dares to work for the nation’s benefit.

While leading the Ministry of General Administration, which was considered far from public interest, he successfully fought against the ill practices in the civil service, which had become the norm. His remarkable stance as a minister changed the course of the nation for good.

Pandit’s uncompromising attitude on issues of national importance was a result of his long standing political career. The story of his involvement with the underground political movement alongside the CPN UML’s popular leader late Madan Bhandari and his life as a student and a family man covers interesting facts. Above all, his ordinary lifestyle is compelling.

Publication nepalaya is now gearing ahead to bring ‘Singhadurbar Badalne Sangharsha’ – Struggle to Change Singadurbar.  The autobiography will tell a tale of Pandit, who used his political career to change the very character of the power possessed by Singha Durbar, Nepal’s executive centre.

“I saw corruption and malpractices everywhere after I became a minister and hence I thought the process of change needs to start from within,” says Pandit.

“I have sincerely put forward the work carried out during my tenure as a minister. I hope people who are committed to change and nation building will read this book.”

Pandit has written the book in association with journalist Mukesh Pokhrel.

“We decided to publish Lal Babu Pandit’s biography thinking his life and struggle would be an interesting read,” says Saijan Maskey, CEO of Publication nepalaya.

‘The book sheds light on a political leader, who showed tremendous hope and aspiration amidst utter political chaos, “she added.

The book will be available in the book stores in November, said nepalaya in a press statement issued here on Thursday.



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