Dr Heera Lal, IAS and Kumud Verma’s bestselling book ‘Dynamic DM’ has been translated into Gujarati by RR Sheth Publishers in Ahmedabad.
Dr. SK Nanda, IAS launched it on October 8, 2022, at the Ahmedabad International Literature Festival in the presence of many prominent people, including both authors.
People have always been fascinated by the life of a civil servant. Through its protagonist Dr Heera Lal, this book Dynamic DM offers a rare inside look at the life of a District Magistrate (DM).
Dr Heera Lal is a popular civil servant who has won many accolades for his development centric innovations. His work to increase voter turnout in Banda was appreciated by Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during one of his addresses. Similarly, his water conservation efforts helped increase ground water level in Banda, which has been an erstwhile water-deficit region.
Dynamic DM is a lucid and engaging compilation of real-life experiences and stories of Dr Heera Lal when he was posted as the District Magistrate of Banda. The book interestingly showcases how Dr. Heera Lal’s childhood spent in a challenging and remote village of Uttar Pradesh, ignited his burning desire for growth and development. The simple yet effective writing style highlights how his early life, incidents during his education and then professional life, taught him lessons which molded his persona as a people’s person. Interesting anecdotes about his handling of various sensitive situations, nationally appreciated development initiatives and touching stories make the book must-read. The book brings out the stress behind the glamour, the challenges behind the glory and the truth behind popular yet often misplaced myths around the life and persona of a DM.
This book is very useful for students, aspiring civil servants, serving officers and people in general as it has real-life lessons in leadership, community building, initiative, and character building.
Co-author Kumud Verma is an educationist, social worker, and author of many best-selling books.
Hon. Governor of UP, Anandiben Patel has praised the book in her message, “I am confident that this book will serve well to the current and future civil servants.” The book has also been endorsed by former Chief Secretaries, IAS officers and other noted personalities. Noted journalist Shekhar Gupta has also recommended this book to aspiring civil servants.
Already a hit in Hindi and soon to be released in English, the authors hope that the Gujarati version will be equally well received by intelligent Gujarati language readers worldwide. The book will be released in many other languages in the future.