The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of a book “Reflections on Contemporary India” written by Shri Shekhar Dutt,Governor of Chhattisgarh at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President received the book from Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar who formally released it. Speaking on the occasion, the President said civil servants have made important contributions to nation building. He said recording of the past is important as it throws light on many issues that society has to grapple from time to time. He complimented Shri Dutt for putting pen to paper to record the past and his thoughts on important issues. He said that the book would make interesting reading and would be useful in formulating policies and help in decision making.