Panaji: PS Sreedharan Pillai released three books at a function held at the Raj Bhavan on Friday. The English books released include ‘Heritage Trees of Goa’, ‘When Parallel Lines Meet’ and a collection of poems titled ‘My Dear Poems’.
West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose unveiled the book ‘Heritage Trees of Goa’, while Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant inaugurated the event.
Goa state minister for tourism Rohan Khaunte and Jnanpith winner Damodar Mauzo released two other books – ‘When Parallel Lines Meet’ and ‘Ente Priya Kavitakal’.
“The inspiration for the endeavour struck as Mr. Pillai toured villages, extending aid to over 1,005 dialysis and cancer patients through the Governor’s Discretionary Fund,” a statement by the Raj Bhavan said.
‘Heritage Trees of Goa’ is a book that explores centuries-old heritage trees found in Goan villages and various places of worship, adding to the experience of ‘Goa Sampurna Yatra’.
The second book, ‘When Parallel Lines Meet’, is a contemporary geopolitical book.
“The third book named ‘Ente Priya Kavithakal (collection of poems) represents one of the best depictions of nature, art and literature,” the statement said.
On the occasion, Sawant said Pillai is the first governor to undertake and complete the Goa Gram Sampurna Yatra.
“Our culture is not human-centric as in the case of Western society. We don’t view nature as something to be exploited. Our philosophy is eccentric, embracing all living organisms in the universe,” Pillai said.