‘Ashakiranam,’ an autobiography of noted social worker Sankurathri Chandrasekhar, was released at a function held here on Wednesday. Religious scholar Chaganti Koteswara Rao released the book while writer and literary critic Vadrevu Veeralakshmi Devi reviewed the work. Penned by Dr. Chandrasekhar in English with title ‘A Ray of Hope’ the autobiography was translated into Telugu by Godavarthi Satyamurthy.
Commending the social service activities undertaken by Dr. Chandrasekhar, Mr. Koteswara Rao said that the free school and eye hospital were rendering services to the poor and making them hopeful about their bright future. “After losing his wife and two kids in a terrorist attack, Dr. Chandrasekhar returned to India from Canada and started rendering services to the poor. It is highly commendable that he had chosen the part of social work to get himself diverted from the agony of the tragedy,” he said, highlighting the need for bringing the book to the youngsters.
Ms. Veeralakshmi Devi observed that the autobiography could be incorporated into the academic curriculum of high school students, so that the youngsters would understand the value of life. “It is an inspirational book and I recommend it to people of all ages. But, this is high time to bring this work close to the hearts of the youngsters,” she said.
Medical director of Srikiran Eye Hospital Avinash Mahendrakar presided over the function, in which Dr. Chandrasekhar and others were present.