Human Values (The): A Voyage from "I" to "We"
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About the Book :
This book contains interesting anecdotes and examples of positive human values. Explaining how to move from the Individual ego attachment to a broader commitment to the welfare of society, it deals with a wide range of human values including truth, right action, peace, love, non-violence and building individual character. The book is useful for young students, teachers, parents and social workers.
About Author :
Madan Lal Dewan (Ph.D., Cornell), a well-known Soil Scientist, started work on soil conservation in Damodar Valley Corporation during 1949-52. He had a distinguished career with Food and Agriculture Organisation for over three decades (1953-83). He worked as Chief of the FAO Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. He had FAO assignments in Iran and Bulgaria and was at FAO Headquarters in Rome for 14 years. Dr. Dewan was visiting Professor and Co-ordinator of Himalayan Eco-System Programme with Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was a member of the National Land Use and Conservation Board of Government of India during 1984-87. He is founder Chairman and Trustee of Himcon and has established a Centre Himalaya Sanrakashan Ashram at Ranichauri, District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Soil of Iran, Soil Conservation of Iran, Agriculture and Rural Development in India, Peoples Participation and Rejuvenation of Himalayan Environment and ten other books are amongst his published works, in addition to more than 100 papers on various aspects of soils, soil conservation, land and water development.
Ashok Kini Hosdurg, born in the divine abode of great saints Swamy Nityananda and Swamy Ramdas in Kanhangad, his love towards Mother Earth and all her inhabitants was visible from his unique actions as a child. Graduated from Calicut University, he started his career as an Army Officer in the Indian Army. He served as a soldier of peace in Nagaland, Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka and United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Angola. He was awarded Sena Medal for distinguished service during Kargil war. He was also awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for his devotion to duty. He was awarded Distinguished Fellow by Manipal University for Hospitality. Popularly called as Divine Colonel for his spiritual bent of mind, Kini has been giving spiritual counselling to all sections of people since 1998. He was awarded Sewa Ratna award by Swamijee of Kanchi Kama Koti Pitham for his service to humanity in 2005. He is founder of SAVE HIMALAYA-SAVE EARTH mission.
Pradeep Nayak, a Mathematician by training and an Animation Filmmaker by choice, is in the field of communication since 1993. He started his career as a cartoonist for the weekly The Sun. After a brief stint he joined The Indian Council of Social Marketing as a Communication Designer, where he had made significant contributions to various social marketing projects on Primary Health Care. Since 1999 he is involved in making animation films. Based in Mumbai, his organisation TAMASHA-a Treasure of Animated and Mannered Shapes. His collaboration with Dr. M.L. Dewan, an honorary member of the Indian Council of Social Marketing, dates back to 1995. Both share the common interest of their Love for Himalayas other than education, healthcare and Human Values for people upliftment everywhere with special reference to children, citizens of tomorrow.