‘Bhau Aathvancha Parijat’ – a book on Goa’s first Chief Minister late Dayanand Bandodkar, written by his youngest daughter, Jyoti Bandekar; was released at a function on Bhausaheb’s birth anniversary on Sunday.
Ramesh Tawadkar, Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Somnath Komarpant, renowned writer, and Jyoti Bandekar were present along with other dignitaries.
Complimenting Jyoti Bandekar for writing the book on her father, Tawadkar said, “A lot more still needs to be written on Bhausaheb to encourage and motivate the future generations of Goans.”
Somnath Komarpant, renowned writer, who was guest of honour at the event, also complimented Jyoti Bandekar for writing the book and said, “To be able to write about Bhausaheb in such a precise and concise manner is a huge achievement.”
According to Komarpant, the book and the many anecdotes mentioned in it, reminded him of his own happy memories of Bhausaheb which he had experienced as a youngster.
Jyoti Bandekar in her short introduction to the book said, “I feel like I have repaid the huge debt I owed my father, for bringing us up so well.”
According to Bandekar, her father always praised the poetry and articles that she wrote as a school girl. “It is this happy memory that finally proved to be the driving force to write this book,” Bandekar said.