From Vision to Reality: Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Launches Book on PM Modi’s Leadership Journey from Indic Perspective

Bengaluru (India), July 8 : Distinguished development scholar and author, Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam (Dr. Balu), also well-known for his pioneering development work with rural and tribal communities in Karnataka, India, launched his latest book, Power Within: The Leadership Legacy of Narendra Modi today. The book is a compelling narrative that offers a unique perspective on leadership, contrasting Western trait-oriented approaches with Indian practice-oriented philosophies. 

The book launch event at Mangala Mantapa in Bengaluru was graced by eminent dignitaries like Spiritual and Social Leader Sadguru Madhusudan Sai, Archit Gupta, Founder and CEO, of ClearTax, Manish Sabharwal, Vice-Chairman, Teamlease Services, Prashanth Prakash, Founding Partner, Accel, and Deepak Shetty, CEO and MD, JCB India Ltd., along with numerous thought leaders, philanthropists, industry captains, policymakers, and avid readers. The bibliophiles had gathered to hear Dr. Balu talk about the civilizational wisdom of Bharat as seen through the lived experiences of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his new book. Last week, it was launched by Ajay Piramal, Chairman of Piramal Group, Former Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, NASSCOM President Debjani Ghosh, and Prof. B Mahadevan from IIM Bengaluru in an event at Pradhanmantri Sanghralaya in Delhi.

Power Within delves into the prime minister’s fifty years of public life, exploring the formative years that sowed the seeds of his purpose and leadership. Through poignant anecdotes from colleagues like Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the book sheds light on his relentless efforts, hard work, and communicative approach, which propelled him to the highest office in the country. It also underscores his continuous quest for self-discovery in the service of others, offering a road map for those aspiring to a life of public service.

Through a meticulously crafted narrative, Dr. Balasubramaniam captures the prime minister’s leadership journey, interpreting it through both Western and Indic lenses. This is a unique amalgamation of perspectives that provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of leadership dynamics, making it an essential read for anyone interested in public service and leadership development.

Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai shared his thoughts on the work, saying that “In Power Within: The Leadership Legacy of Narendra Modi, Dr. Balu encapsulates the essence of true leadership through the life and philosophy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.” 

Bestselling Author Amish Tripathi praised the work stating: “Read this book to understand how Prime Minister Modi is reviving our dharmic civilization, so that India re-emerges as a Vishwa Guru.”

“Exercising leadership is a way of giving meaning to our lives by contributing to the lives of others. And such an opportunity to express leadership crosses our paths every day. What is required is the sensitivity to recognize purpose when it emerges and the courage to act on it as a labour of love.” – Dr. Balu’s newest book is full of such wisdom, and captures the essence of leadership in the truest sense. It is available to order on Amazon India

About the Author

Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam (Dr. Balu) is a distinguished development scholar, author, public policy advocate, and leadership trainer. Known for his pioneering development work with rural and tribal communities in Karnataka, India, he founded the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) at the age of 19. With over 26 years of experience in development work, he pursued advanced degrees in leadership, organizational development, and public policy. He has served as the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor at Cornell University and holds various academic positions globally. His previous works, Voices from the Grassroots and I, the Citizen, have received global acclaim. Dr. Balu is also the founder of the Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) and currently serves as a full-time member-HR in the Capacity Building Commission of the Government of India. Inspired by Swami Vivekananda’s message, he is dedicated to inspiring leadership among India’s youth to build a resurgent nation. He also serves as Chairperson of the Social Stock Exchange Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), reflecting his commitment to integrating social good with economic growth.

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