"NATION FIRST presents a compilation of speeches and articles by Prof. Bal Apte, a pillar of ABVP for nearly three decades, educationist, lawyer, parliamentarian and National Vice-President of BJP for over eight years. It comprises analyses of and views on National Issues, Students and Youth movements and their role, as also Education. The subjects on which Prof. Apte has shared his thinking cover a wide range, from Hindutva to maritime university and cooperative movement to bio-diversity. Clarity of thinking, logical argumentation and dispassionate analysis with positive inputs in the form of practical suggestions are the hallmarks of the interventions made by Prof. Apte."