Chandigarh, April 26: The eighth edition of the widely acclaimed book, "Gita Acharan: A Beginner's Perspective," authored by senior IAS officer K. Siva Prasad, was ceremoniously launched by the esteemed former President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, on Thursday evening at Punjab Raj Bhawan, in the presence of Mr. Banwari Lal Purohit, Governor of Punjab and the Administrator of UT Chandigarh, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya Governor of Haryana and Additional Solicitor General of India Sh. Satya Pal Jain.

This edition marks a significant milestone in the journey of "Gita Acharan," as it is now available in eight Indian languages, including English, Hindi, Punjabi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, and Gujarati. Plans are underway for its publication in Urdu, further expanding its accessibility and reach.

Mr. Kovind commended the efforts behind making the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita accessible to a broader audience through translations into multiple languages. He highlighted the importance of initiatives like "Gita Acharan" in fostering a deeper understanding of the timeless wisdom encapsulated in the Gita.

Authored by K. Siva Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary to the Governor of Punjab, "Gita Acharan: A Beginner's Perspective " presents complex philosophical concepts in a simplified manner through short essays. Drawing from over three decades of experience and interdisciplinary studies in western thinking processes and behavioral sciences, Prasad's work aims to resonate with beginners, especially the youth, enabling them to navigate life's challenges with joy and resilience.

The book's unique approach, blending spirituality with modern scientific understanding, has garnered widespread acclaim. Prasad's weekly column, which interprets the Gita in a contemporary scientific context, has been published in leading newspapers across India, further enriching the discourse on spiritual wisdom.

"Gita Acharan - A Practitioner's Perspective" serves as a comprehensive guide for those seeking to integrate the profound insights of the Gita into their daily lives. Its availability in multiple languages reflects a commitment to making this timeless wisdom accessible to diverse audiences worldwide.


About K. Siva Prasad:

K. Siva Prasad is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Punjab Cadre, currently serving as Additional Chief Secretary to the Governor of Punjab. With a background in engineering and behavioral economics, Prasad's work bridges the gap between spirituality and modern science, offering valuable insights into the practical application of ancient wisdom in contemporary life.

About "Gita Acharan":

"Gita Acharan" is a series of writings by K. Siva Prasad, offering a beginner's perspective on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. Through simplified essays and interpretations, the series aims to make the profound wisdom of the Gita accessible to individuals from all walks of life. The book is available in multiple languages, catering to diverse readerships across India and beyond.