In a bid to bring to the forefront the individuals who have carved a niche for themselves in various fields, a book featuring 25 such personalities from the Mithila region of Bihar has been released.
"The Living Legends of Mithila", authored by Vivekanand Jha, was released at an event at the Gandhi Peace Foundation here on Saturday.
The book brings tales of these 25 persons, who stand apart for their distinctive roles and contribution to the larger cause of the society.
Former Governor of Karnataka T.N. Chaturvedi, Magsaysay awardee Rajendra Singh, Jharkhand Food Minister Saryu Rai and author and professor Madhu Kishwar were present at the book launch.
"Mithila is the place where Sita was born. It has always been a scholarly place and is considered as the flag-bearer of ancient civilisation. So I wanted the youths to know about the achievements of the people who belong to this place," Jha told IANS.
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