Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. the late President of India and a great educationist, opined: the evaluation of a country is based not on its military force and economy, but on the human values prevailing there. This drives my attention to an indian film. Koshish, meaning, an effort. It is a story of a deaf and dumb couple and a blind friend of thier’s. The couple begets a son whose education is supported by the father’s laborious earning. One day annoyed by the riot of college students, the boy reveals to one of his friend, how he had been brought up by a family where the parents’ language of postures could not be communicated to the uncle and the uncle’s address could not be received by the parents. Yet the three had a coordination and harmony, which we literate and socalled wise people, lack in. The use of eye, ear and tongue seems in itself to be malignant, resulting into a day by day decay of human values. Mahatma Gandhi’s three monkies also convey the same message.
The Pratap Jain Chritable Trust, founded by the late Sri Pratap Singhji, was initiated as P.S. Jain Foundation in the form of a multi-purpose trust. Apart from the help in general to the needy individuals and institutes, the trust proposes to run in near future a school for children to generate a faith in human values during the childhood itself.
With a view to observe the above objects the Trust organizes an annual function on the birth day of its founder and publishes a book for free distribution. The Trust trusts to create a faith in the human values amongst the mindful readers through this medium. The present book, its original Hindi name being ‘Parichay Manav-ka Manav-se’ was the fifth of the nine up to date.
With the English translation of this book in the name. Introduction of Man to Man’, we have introduced the English series of the publication particularly for our non-Hindi-speaking brothers and those living abroad. Acharya Gopilal Amar, an Indologist and a word-smith. has translated this book. Indebted to him we seek his continued cooperation.
Brother Gulab Khetan of Nepal is a rising young writer who has obliged us by writing this book for the Trust. We shall always be remembering the active cooperation of brother Nemi Chandji, who is no more with us. Elder brother Yashpalji has shown his invariable affection to us by writing the Introduction; we, as ever, are indebted to his guidance and cooperation.