Sam Pitroda Launches 'The Idea of Democracy' Book

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Sam Pitroda, also known as Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda, a Padma Bhushan awardee, is an Indian engineer and entrepreneur who recently launched a new book titled "The Idea of Democracy."

An Overview of the News

  • The virtual launch of the book was conducted by Sam Pitroda, addressing concerns about the state of democracy, particularly in countries like India and the United States of America (USA).

  • Published by Penguin Business, an imprint of Penguin Random House India, the book delves into potential challenges faced by democratic systems.

  • Sam Pitroda, originally from Odisha, has held notable positions such as the founding Chairman of India's Telecom Commission and the inaugural Chairman of the Worldtel Initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (1995).

  • In 1984, Pitroda established the Center for the Development of Telematics (C-DOT), an autonomous telecom R&D organization.

  • He has also served as an Advisor to the Prime Minister (PM) on various Technology Missions related to Water, Literacy, Immunization, Oil Seeds, Telecom, and Dairy.

  • Recognized for his contributions to Science and Engineering, Sam Pitroda was honored with the Padma Bhushan award in 2009.

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