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18 Apr, 2015

India’s National Foundation for Communal Harmony promotes book “Suleiman Charitra”

New Delhi, Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, 09-April-2015 — ‘Suleiman Charitra of Kalyana Malla,’ a book translated from Sanskrit by acclaimed writer and former diplomat Mr A.N.D. Haksar, was launched at a function here today in collaboration with the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH). The classic literature, ‘Suleiman Charitra,’ is a work by Kalyana Malla, an esteemed poet at the court of Lodhi prince Lad Khan in eastern Uttar Pradesh at the beginning of the 16th century.

NFCH Secretary Mr Ashok Sajjanhar said this was a proud moment for the Foundation since the values propagated through the book are the same as the objectives of the Foundation. Addressing the gathering, Mr Haksar said if the book contributes even a bit towards the goals set by the NFCH, he will be happy to have contributed towards the cause. On the occasion, the Director General of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, MR Sunit Tandon read out passages from the book while Prof. Akhtar ul Wasey, National Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, conducted the book release proceedings.

NFCH, an autonomous organization with the Ministry of Home Affairs, seeks to promote Communal Harmony and National Integration. Among others, its activities include granting financial support for rehabilitation of child victims of communal, caste, ethnic or terrorist violence.