Monday, March 19, 2012


Kapil Sibal unveils his latest book of poetry

Mumbai, March 18, 2012 : Kapil Sibal (Union Minister for Human Resource Development and Communications & Information Technology) unveiled his latest collection of poetry called ‘MY WORLD WITHIN’, his second book after ‘I WITNESS’. Sibal’s new book saw many top Govt. officials, bureaucrats, dignitaries along with renowned Bollywood personalities come together to grace the occasion. He also shared his poems/recitals with the special guests, hosted by noted Bollywood film-producer Firoz A. Nadiadwala.

Speaking on the occasion, Kapil Sibal, said, “Some thoughts in my previous book ‘I Witness’ had something to do in my past. This one essentially is my present.”

Kapil Sibbal & Javed Akhtar
“If poetry is only emotions and feelings, it affects our minds just for a short while. If it is only intellect and wisdom it doesn’t touch our hearts. Kapil Sibal’s poetry is a synthesis of emotions and intellect. His poems are felt thoughts” added renowned Bollywood poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, lawyer turned politician Kapil Sibal is not only known for his versatility but also for his ability to multi-task. He is a born reformer, seeking to guide the destiny of millions of children in India. He holds dual charge of the Ministries of Human Resource Development and Communications & IT. For his passion and relentless effort in 2010, he was conferred the prestigious Stephen P Duggan award for Mutual Understanding in New York, USA. He was also awarded the ET Business Reformer of the Year in New Delhi.

AG Nadiadwallah, Hasu Masarani and Firoz Nadiadwallah at the launch of Kapil Sibals Book

Hasu Masrani, AG Nadiadwallah and Praful Patel at the launch of Kapil Sibals Book

Subhash Gai and Javed Akhtar at the launch of Kapil Sibals Book

Kadhar Khan and Anupam Kher at the launch of Kapil Sibals Book
In his previous stint as Minister for Science & Technology, he visited the Indian station ‘Maitri’ in Antartica in February 2004, thus becoming the first ever Member of Parliament to do so. He is also responsible for setting up the first Indian Research Station in the Arctic. A Member of the Parliament since 1998, he was elected from the Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituency of Chandni Chowk for two consecutive terms in 2004 and 2009, representing the Indian National Congress.

‘My World Within’ is his second book of poetry.

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