Dhirubhai Ambani, who gained fame, respect and prestige through his service work, remains a source of inspiration even after 21 years of his death: Shri Acharya Devvrat
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel:
Gandhinagar, 25 September 2023: Governor Shri Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel jointly unveiled the book ‘Ekmev… Dhirubhai Ambani,’ authored in three languages by Shri Parimal Nathwani, a Member of the Rajya Sabha and Director of Corporate Affairs at Reliance Industries Limited. During the book launch, Governor Shri Acharya Devvrat provided insights into the book, stating that it would serve as a source of inspiration for the youth, containing the profound words of the eminent figure, Shri Dhirubhai Ambani, who made significant contributions to India’s economic progress. Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel referenced Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s poetic lines, “Who cares about fate when I am the one who takes challenges…” and expressed that this book reflects the belief that determined efforts can overcome destiny.
The book, titled ‘Ekmev… Dhirubhai Ambani,’ is available in Gujarati and Hindi, and ‘One and Only… Dhirubhai Ambani’ is the English version, all authored by Shri Parimal Nathwani. The book was launched during a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan and published by Navbharat Publication. Governor Shri Acharya Devvrat emphasized that Shri Dhirubhai Ambani, who earned fame, honour, and respect through his contributions, remains etched in people’s minds even 21 years after his passing. Shri Dhirubhai Ambani is celebrated as a great figure who propelled economic progress in the country, leading it towards self-reliance by generating ample employment opportunities for future generations.
Governor Shri Acharya Devvrat remarked that the life of Shri Dhirubhai Ambani, who dedicated himself to the betterment of humanity, public welfare, national development, and aiding the less fortunate, holds great significance. Born into a modest family in a small village in Saurashtra, Shri Dhirubhai Ambani lived a life filled with dreams and aspirations. Shri Parimal Nathwani, who meticulously chronicled every aspect of Dhirubhai Ambani’s life, has portrayed it with utmost honesty in this volume.
Just as a postcard once connected the common man, what was once considered a symbol of dignity has now become accessible to ordinary citizens. Shri Dhirubhai Ambani demonstrated a unique ability to turn the impossible into reality, as acknowledged by Governor Shri Acharya Devvratji. He forged a path of progress by transforming obstacles into stepping stones, working tirelessly with self-reliance and unwavering determination. Reading the biography of such an inspiring individual will provide motivation to many. The path to the betterment of future generations will be strengthened.
During the book launch event ‘Ekmev… Dhirubhai Ambani,’ Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel highlighted that the Honourable Prime Minister consistently motivates the youth to contribute to the nation by becoming entrepreneurs like Dhirubhai Ambani. He encourages and supports their entrepreneurial endeavors.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel mentioned Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s poetic lines, “Who cares about fate when I am the one who takes challenges…” and expressed that this book reflects the belief that even destiny bows before determined efforts.
Speaking about the completion of 20 years of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, the Chief Minister said, “Reliance Group has been an active partner of the summit since its inception. There is no sector of industry to which Dhirubhai does not contribute. He was determined throughout his life to improve the standard of living of the people and strengthen the country’s economy.”
Speaking about Dhirubhai’s journey of perseverance, the Chief Minister highlighted that the aspiration to transform dreams into reality was a constant theme in his life. Despite lacking initial capital for his industrial ventures, he possessed an unshakable determination to achieve ambitions as towering as the Himalayan peaks. Dhirubhai Ambani, hailing from Gujarat, has emerged as a prominent figure, bringing honor to the state on the global stage through his remarkable contributions to the realms of industry and commerce. Recognizing his significant impact, he was posthumously conferred with the prestigious ‘Padma Vibhushan Award’ in 2016, as noted by the Chief Minister.
During the event, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Harsh Sanghvi, expressed that the book “Ekmev… Dhirubhai Ambani” would provide the younger generation with valuable insights into the life and struggles of the visionary industrialist, Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani. While many are familiar with Dhirubhai’s iconic slogan, ‘Kar Lo Duniya Mutthi Mein,’ this book encapsulates the narrative of the relentless struggle that led to the world coming under the grasp of this vision.
Minister Shri Sanghvi mentioned that the book chronicles Dhirubhai’s journey to success, detailing how he overcame life’s challenges and, in the process, transformed the lives of millions of people.
The book’s foreword has been penned by Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited. It comprises a compilation of articles authored by Shri Parimal Nathwani, which have been published in various newspapers and other media outlets over time, offering insights into Dhirubhai Ambani’s life and legacy following his passing.
Shri Parimal Nathwani had a long-standing, close association with the founder chairman of Reliance Group, Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani. Throughout his tenure alongside Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani, he was profoundly influenced by Dhirubhai’s innovative thinking, work ethic, adept interpersonal skills, visionary professionalism, unwavering commitment to his craft, insatiable thirst for knowledge and innovation, an embrace of new technologies, and steadfast belief in the potential of the youth. In this book, Shri Nathwani has skillfully translated his personal experiences with Shri Dhirubhai into written narratives. The book encompasses various facets of Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani’s persona, including his roles as a thinker, an entrepreneur, a visionary, a family man, and a role model, providing a comprehensive view of his life and character.
In his response during the event, the author of the book, Shri Parimal Nathwani, shared, “My close association with Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani is widely acknowledged. The content of this book reflects the profound influence that my role model, Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani, has had on my thoughts, observations, and personal realizations. It’s a natural outcome of our relationship.”
In the book’s introduction, Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani expressed, “Shri Parimalbhai has vividly depicted his association with my father and my father’s way of life through a collection of anecdotes and memories. The book comprehensively covers various facets of my father’s life, and I am deeply thankful to Shri Parimalbhai for compiling a book that not only encompasses the Ambani family and Reliance Industries but also presents many engaging incidents that I personally find compelling. Shri Parimalbhai’s contribution has been indispensable in making this possible.”
Minister Shri Raghavji Patel, Minister Shri Mulu Bera, MPs Ms. Poonam Madam, Shri Rajesh Chudasama, MLA Shri Shailesh Mehta, leaders from various industrial establishments, Chief Secretary of the State Shri Raj Kumar, Chief Principal Secretary to CM Shri K. Kailashnathan senior officials, delegates, and distinguished guests were present for the occasion.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat