Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will soon debut as an author with a new book titled "Shiksha: A Journey", publisher Penguin Random House has confirmed.
The book will document Sisodia’s experiences of "transforming the public education system in Delhi as its education minister".
Besides recounting the journey of “raising the bar of public education in the state", the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's deputy will also highlight the challenges he overcame to improve the infrastructure and quality of schooling.
"The transformation of each public school in Delhi is a story in itself. Each and every person who contributed to making this transformation possible is a protagonist. I had an idea, a vision, and an idea but seeing it all come true has been a dream and this book is only a milestone in my journey to reformation. I am hoping my book is able to inspire people to work towards making welfare state a reality," he said.
The Aam Aadmi Party has made education on of its focus areas for the National Capital Territory and the relevant ministry comes under Sisodia. Recently, he was also awarded a "finest education minister of the country" honour by former president Pranab Mukherjee.
According to the publishing house, "Shiksha: A Journey" is touted to be as a "book of hope" and will interest a wide spectrum of readers. They also said that the minister's book might interest those who are exploring ideas of a welfare state in the present and the future.
"'Shiksha: A Journey' will be a powerful debut where Manish Sisodia not only describes the process through which Delhi's underachieving public education system was transformed into being one of the best in India," said Ranjana Sengupta, deputy publisher, Penguin Random House, India.
Narrating the story of "innovative approach, determination, ups and downs" behind the change in Delhi's education system, the book is also peppered with various anecdotes, said Sengupta.
The Delhi Deputy Chief Minister’s book, titled "Shiksha: A Journey", is expected to hit the stands by September 2019.
(With PTI inputs)