Mr. Anurag Singh Thakur, Hon’ble Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports launched “Chal Mann Vrindavan” Coffee Table Book, a publication supported by Indian Oil Corporation Limited, in the presence of Ms. Hema Malini, Hon’ble Member of Parliament & eminent film actress and classical dancer, Mr. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil, Shatrughn Sinha, Jitendra, Jackie Shroff, Ranjeet, film Sholay director Ramesh Sippy, film Gadar director Anil Sharma, Esha Deol, Ahana Raheja film baghban producer Renu Chopra,Dr. Ashok Bansal, Author & Editor of “Chal Mann Vrindavan” and Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH and Publisher, “Chal Mann Vrindavan”.
“Chal Mann Vrindavan’…as the name suggests, is a window to the illustrious heritage of the globally popular temple-town of Vrindavan, situated 12 Km from Mathura. This book celebrates many key figures and events credited with shaping the present identity of the region. The development of this edition was motivated by the desire to make the rich legacy to a global audience.
“Chal Mann Vrindavan is a glimpse of Braj, and various cultural dimensions of Braj are presented in this Coffee Table Book. I appreciate Smt. Hema Malini and her team, as well as the IndianOil team led by Shri Shrikanth Madhav Vaidya, for bringing forth this prestigious book which reflects the true essence of Vrindavan.” IndianOil is also into preserving our rich cultural heritage and it has played a vital role in bringing this book to fruition” said Mr. Thakur while addressing the gathering.
“I always say that film is my career, dance is my devotion and dedication, and being a politician is my service to society. On this occasion of the release of this prestigious Coffee Table Book, I would like to thank IndianOil for this wonderful job and for providing support to this noble cause. Mr. Shrikanth Madhav Vaidya and his team deserve thanks and applause for their wonderful cooperation in bringing this book to life.” said Ms. Hema Malini in her address.
“The vision behind Chal Mann Vrindavan was brought to life by none other than Smt. Hema Malini ji. Dedication over the years has resulted in this magnificent journey to Vrindavan captured in eloquent prose and vivid illustrations. While this book paints the portrait of Braj’s spirituality and cultural legacy, it simultaneously narrates IndianOil’s deep-rooted connection with Mathura. Chal Mann Vrindavan is more than just a book. It’s a spiritual odyssey that intertwines the rich heritage of Vrindavan with IndianOil’s contribution to sustainable development.” Mr. Vaidya said while speaking on IndianOil’s association with this project.