Speaking at the launch, she said, “We spend so much time keeping our bodies healthy and strong, but the health of the body depends on the health of the mind. To keep our mind strong we have to feed it with the right nutrition and one of the right nutrition is the books we read. So let’s give our minds good nutrition and this bookstore is an attempt in that direction. “
Offering details about the bookstore, a Mission manager said, “Compact and uniquely designed, the bookstore provides a clear overview and display of all books available for sale. With built-in lights to showcase book titles for easy customer viewing, the kiosk has a distinct look.
Gulshan Dudani, head of the mission’s Gita publishing house, added a glimpse of the stall’s humble start at the station. It started in April 1987. However, in 2017 the bookstore had to be relocated due to structural changes at the station. It is a renovated and redesigned bookstore. It houses the books of the great masters – Sadhu Vaswani and Dada JP Vaswani. The books will be available in Hindi, English and Marathi. In addition, monthly magazines – East & West Series, Mira for Children, Dil Kaa Dwaar Khol in Hindi will also be available for purchase and subscription. The genres of books include – self-help, reflections, inspiration, spirituality and philosophy, Hinduism, scriptures and children, among others.
The bookstore will be open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mission officials and railway officials honored the event. Covid-19 security protocols were followed during the ceremony.