Author Shantanu Gupta on Tuesday (27 June) launched his graphic novel titled 'Ajay to Yogi Adityanath' on the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for young readers in Tamil Nadu.
Gupta has written two bestselling titles on Yogi Adityanath - 'The Monk Who Became Chief Minister' and 'The Monk Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh'.
Author Gupta launched the graphic novel in Chennai in an event attended by more than 800 children from various schools at the Chinmaya Heritage Center.
Thughlak editor S Gurumurthy, BJP national spokesman Shehzad Poonawala and Swami Mitrananda were also present on the occasion.
Speaking about the graphic novel written especially for kids, Gupta said that 'Ajay to Yogi Adityanath', is a journey of a young boy Ajay Singh Bisht born in the hinterlands of Uttarakhand with six other siblings, reports ANI.
"His father Anand Singh Bisht was a junior forest officer and his mother Savitri Devi was a homemaker. From childhood, Ajay was fond of taking care of the family cows, listening to stories of freedom fighters and participating in school debates. They all lived in a one-and-a-half-room house in a remote village name Panchur, in today's Uttarakhand. From here Ajay rose to become Mahant of Gorakhnath Mutt, the youngest member of the parliament and the Chief Minister of the most populated state of India, Uttar Pradesh", Gupta said.
This graphic novel was launched in more than 51 schools of Uttar Pradesh in the first week of June, on the 51 birthday of CM Yogi on 5 June.
Speaking at the Chennai launch, Thuglak editor S Gurumurthy said that this is the first time that he is making an exception for a book launch of a living politician.
He said that he has made this exception because it is a book on Yogi Adityanath, who transformed the negative perception of Uttar Pradesh into a transformative development story, reports Newsroom Post.
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