Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Higher Education in Karnataka Dr. Ashwath Narayan released two books of first time author Sameera Fernandes in the presence of industry thought leaders and educationist yesterday.
Nirbhaya Award Winner and Chairperson of the External Affairs Committee, Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) who is also the former Director – Strategy of St. Francis College & Director of Ecosol Global Sameera Fernandes released two books namely ‘Educating the Next’ and ‘The Price of Truth – Autobiography of K. Mathai KAS’ yesterday. This is her first time stint as an author.
Keeping in mind the disruptions in the Education sector, this book has come at a time when educationist across the country share insights on the New Education Policy (NEP) and how the country can gear up to support them in bringing out the best with the learning community. The book also addresses the challenges in the present education system and how educationist can come together, collaborate and Educate the Next.
Commented Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Ashwath Narayan, ‘Evolving the current education standards has now become increasingly important in India. This is a must read book for all educators in the country’.
Her second book ‘The Price of Truth’ is a biography dedicated to K. Mathai KAS, former BBMP Assistant Commissioner who shared an honest re-telling of experiences backed by media reports which were then carefully presented by Sameera into her book. This includes the infamous 2000 crore BBMP scam, the 300 crore loss to Mandya Urban Development Authority, 28 transfers in 10 years and much more.
Commented Sameera Fernandes, ‘Transforming into an author exposes a new world of horizons that ever before. When we share insights with the thought leaders of the country, we are sure that this can be a positive step forward. This is a quantum leap towards changing mind sets and influencing thought leaders to lead the way’.