Aug 21, 2015


Vice President launched a book published by McGraw Hill Education titled ‘Modern Thought Leaders’ edited by Anil Shastri, chairman of LBSIM.
The book is compilation of memorial lectures organized every year on the death anniversary of late Lal Bahadur Shastri.
The metaphor of Kisan Kayan was propounded by LBS Shashtri ji first, stated the editor

New Delhi: 21 Aug 2015: ‘Modern Thought Leaders: Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Lectures (1997-2014)’, the book edited by Anil Shastri, was launched on 21st Aug’15 at Nehru Auditorium, New Delhi by the Vice-President of India, Sh. Hamid Ansari at 4.30 pm amidst leading literati and distinguished audience of the capital.

‘Modern Thought Leaders’ is a collection of memorial lectures that are organized every year (1997-2014) by Lal Bahadur Shashtri Institute of Management (LBSIM) on the death anniversary of Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri to keep his vision for better India alive. The compilation is a collaborative effort with contributions from many eminent professionals, scientists, economists as well as social thought leaders of India and its neighbors including Meghnad Dsai, APJ Abdul Kalam, Dalai Lama, Shashi Tharur, Jamshed ji Irani, Rahul Bajaj, V Kurien, Godfrey Gunatilleke, Mushaid Hussain Syed, Sitaram Yachuri and KC Pant among others.

The uniqueness of the book lies in the fact that it provides views of opinion leaders who have also been instrumental in driving the India growth story. The book further provides invaluable insights into the DNA of Indian business leadership, which is shaping the country’s growth and offers an engaging insight into the unique qualities of Shastriji and his thoughts relevant to India today and it brings out how those qualities of Shastriji can be exported worldwide to create excellence well beyond India.

Speaking on the occasion, the editor of the book, Shri.Anil Shashtri stated how “the metaphor of Kisan Kayan – the concept that is gaining currency majorly today - was first brought into political lexicon by LBS Shashtri ji. His coinage of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan echoes all over today.”

On the occasion while addressing the audience Vice President of India Hamid Ansari emphasized on the role of morality in public life and underscore the relevance of some of the fundamental concepts like green revolution, peace and corruption free governance.

About the editor:

Shri Anil Shastri was born in Lucknow to Lal Bahadur Shastri, a former Prime Minister of India and Lalita Shastri. He is an alumnus of St. Columba's School, Delhi and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He did his Advanced Management Programme at Ashridge Business School, U.K.

Anil Shastri, after his graduation, worked in the corporate world for 17 years in senior positions. He has been instrumental in promoting higher education particularly in the field of management. He has set up two institutions and is the Chairman of Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management & Technology, Bareilly. Anil Shastri is Holding Trustee of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Memorial Trust which is involved with various socio-cultural activities.

About LBSIM:
• Ever since Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management was established by the Lal Bahadur Shastri Educational Society in 1995, it has emerged as one of the foremost business schools in the country based on the ideals and vision of value based education held by the ex-Prime Minister of India, late Lal Bahadur Shastri.
• Based solely on CAT exams, about 300 students join LBSIM each year paying modest fees, and it has earned the distinction of ensuring hundred percent placements year after year.
• It has one of the best infrastructures common to the best of business schools in India and its alumni hold several coveted positions in the industry, India and abroad.


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