The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled “India and the World – Through the eyes of Indian Diplomats” edited by Amb. Surendra Kumar at a function here today. Addressing on the occasion, the Vice President said that the book has been very rightly described as a Bouquet of 33 Flowers as it is a fair description of experiences of 33 distinguished diplomats in a book. These essays are perhaps in 3 categories – Narrative; Analytical; and Argumented. He commended the Editor of this useful book and hoped that this book will be read by the young entrants in this service and the public at large.
The book is a unique treasure of thoughts and ideas of 33 Indian Diplomats who have collectively put in more than 1150 years in Indian Foreign Service, representing three generations; those who joined in 1950s, in the 1960s and in the 1970s. All in all, it is a healthy cocktail of reflections and reminiscences, hardnosed analysis and dispassionate interpretation and, of course, some crystal ball gazing. Amb. Surendra Kumar founded Indo-American Friendship Association in 2010.