Stories on efloraofindia to celebrate 15 years of its completion

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Apr 23, 2022, 3:46:18 AMApr 23
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We are doing small stories on efloraofindia to celebrate 15 years of its completion. Anyone can write a story and we will publish these ourselves on our site and then subsequently it can be circulated in the social media.
Stories will be suitably awarded and published as 1st, 2nd and 3rd by a jury of our eminent members. It should be about a page or more.
Pl. send your story to jmg...@gmail.com
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Apr 23, 2022, 3:58:38 AMApr 23
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I request all the members to pl. share it on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram account, for wider publicity. Pl. mention efloraindia.com in the post.

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Apr 23, 2022, 5:27:57 AMApr 23
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I also request members to circulate it in the Facebook groups they are member of and let us know here.
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Apr 24, 2022, 1:01:04 AMApr 24
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I have posted this on efloraofindia facebook group as below:
Stories on efloraofindia to celebrate 15 years of its completion:
We are doing small stories on efloraofindia (https://efloraofindia.com/) to celebrate 15 years of its completion. Anyone can write a story and we will publish these ourselves on our site and then subsequently it can be circulated in the social media.
Stories will be suitably awarded and published as 1st, 2nd and 3rd by a jury of our eminent members. It should be about a page or more. Pl. send your story to jmg...@gmail.com
Request all to pl. share/ circulate it on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram account etc., for wider publicity.

Request members to further circulate it.
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Apr 24, 2022, 5:09:10 AMApr 24
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Even poems are acceptable.
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Apr 25, 2022, 1:10:07 AMApr 25
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Date: Mon, 25 Apr, 2022, 10:38 am
Subject: Re: [itpmods:16508] Re: Stories on efloraofindia to celebrate 15 years of its completion
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Wonderfully penned. Beautiful words. Thanks very much Lalithamba ji.

Regards.
Dinesh

On Mon, 25 Apr 2022, 09:52 Vijayasankar Raman, <vijay.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
Beautiful poem, Lalithamba ji!
The 15-year journey of eFI is well-depicted and condensed into 20+ lines...so in-depth and powerful!! 

Vijayasankar



On Sun, Apr 24, 2022 at 11:06 PM J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks, Lalithamba ji.
Marvellous. Simply no words. 
Species will be 14,000. I will also correct it.

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On Mon, 25 Apr, 2022, 9:26 am Lalithamba Avadhanam, <alali...@gmail.com> wrote:
spelling mistake while typing -cost to corrected as coast 

On Mon, Apr 25, 2022 at 9:24 AM Lalithamba Avadhanam <alali...@gmail.com> wrote:
your suggestion of poems made me to write a few lines, if any corrections needed pls do it 

                               EFI

The mighty river of EFI began like a tiny stream

In the sacred mind of Garg ji to realise the dream

Many great streams like Dinesh ji, Gurucharan ji

Merged to add vigour and colour to the flow

Many a mighty and tiny flow began to join the row

Thus it fertilises, satiates many inquisitive minds

Without any returns; lovers of plant world find

This fertile land to explore to tour to their choice

To rejoice, gain something with or without thanks

It is like sacred monument built with the souls

Of plant lovers scientists and students from hills

Of Himalayas to cost of Indian Ocean from western

Desert region to eastern fertile region of this land

Since the flow has completed 15 years of journey

Gathered more than three thousand people

Stored more than 25000 plant species in the crest

Without any selfish monetary transactions

The most pleasant thing is the purity of thought

Nobility in actions modesty in behaviour

Made it a holy place to roam to  visit to enjoy!

It is Ever Flowing Independent Indian blood for good!

thank you for inspiring me to pen few lines


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Even poems are acceptable.

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Very nice poem, Lalithamba ji.
Regards,
Ritesh

On Mon, 25 Apr 2022 at 10:38, Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com> wrote:
Wonderfully penned. Beautiful words. Thanks very much Lalithamba ji.

Regards.
Dinesh

On Mon, 25 Apr 2022, 09:52 Vijayasankar Raman, <vijay.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
Beautiful poem, Lalithamba ji!
The 15-year journey of eFI is well-depicted and condensed into 20+ lines...so in-depth and powerful!! 

Vijayasankar



On Sun, Apr 24, 2022 at 11:06 PM J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks, Lalithamba ji.
Marvellous. Simply no words. 
Species will be 14,000. I will also correct it.
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Even poems are acceptable.



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Garg ji, this is already on my page, written in 2011, but still holds true

Two things changed my life style: a digital camera presented by my son, and my joining indiantreepix (thanks to Dr. Janamurty who introduced me to this group (from TAXACOM, where I used to send my photographs)). It has changed my lifestyle. I am looking forward to visiting more and more places. While in California, I have photographed plants in thousands (but upload only those which are relevant to our Flora), and would plan my next visit in a different months to catch new plants.
My primary interest still remains Himalayan Flora, and I would be visiting different areas in different months to have the maximum catch. I am planning to visit Kashmir this time in July-August (peak season for high altitude Flora), last time it was June.

I have often been thinking, if I had not joined this group, how would have I spent my retirement days?. Now planning for future trips, clicking new photographs, processing these, identifying these and interacting on the group, keeps me much busier than in my days of active service. Luckily I have another hobby of making videos from stills or clips from digicam. Many of these are on the facebook for those interested. (28.1.11)


Why I love Efloraofindia?

I have asked myself many a times why do I feel so involved with efloraofindia group and love interacting it? I found the following answers:

1.      I love the group because it has given me a good reason to keep busy after retirement (I felt involved even before formal retirement), so that I don’t have to think about how should I spend my time.

I     I love the group because it has given me a reason to restudy, catalogue, digitise my herbarium collection of more than 10,000 specimens, which were lying unattended due to my busy teaching schedule. I would be uploading these as a virtual herbarium.

2.      I love this group because it has now given me a zeal and plan to visit as many places as possible. More important, visiting these places in different months so that I am able to find, photograph and have new plants to report in the group. Adding these to my publications would be a bonus for me.

3.      I love this group because of our prominent members Garg ji (who in spite of being the owner of the group, has never given the impression of authority), Dinesh ji (the architect of its great advancement), Satish Phadke ji (the great strength of the group), Vijayasankar ji, Shrikant ji, Nayan ji, Nidhan ji, Balkar ji, Prashant ji, Tabish ji, Pravin ji, Devendra ji and Promila ji (the great experts, who don’t allow any plant to go unidentified, and at the same time are great examples of high morality and great humility, the examples to be followed by our youngsters.   

4.      I love this group for plant lovers Neil ji, Yazdy ji, who own huge collection of plants in their estates and never hesitate to share these. I salute Neil ji for his great knowledge of plants.

5.      I love the group for members like Nalini ji, Madhuri ji, Padmini ji, Aarti ji, Rashida ji, Pankaj Oudyia ji, Anand ji, our story telling group, who never miss an occasion to add spice to the information, and never allow the discussion to lose its interest. Mani ji and Antaryamy have added flavor to these interactions by their frequent Hindi couplets.  

6.      I love the group for its young experts Pankaj ji, Mahadeswara ji, Giby ji, Rajdeo ji, Muthu ji, Smita ji, Ritesh ji, Mayur ji, Manudev ji, Raghu ji, Shantanu ji for their great expertise, love for plants and never hesitating to share their point of view, although maintaining the high standards of communication. They are the future of the group. Snehal ji, I am happy, is learning it fast. Others who interact less frequently, and I am able to recollect their names may please excuse me.

7.      I love Tanay (the only person I don’t attach ji) the most, because this young fellow who has such a great knowledge of plants from every part of India/World at this young age has attained the high level of maturity after joining this group.

8.      Our new active members Alok ji, Puttaraju ji and others are enriching our database and gradually adjusting to the group norms.

M  My request to some young members is not to get tempted to depict the show of authority and knowledge. The members are intelligent enough to understand the capability of each member. These young members have a great future, and I wish that learning from the experience of interacting in the group would bring great success in life. (20.3.11)


You prompted me to write the most important reason why I love this group, here it is:

9. The most important thing why I love this group is that “in spite of some occasional sharp exchanges,  members on this group love each other so much that no one is allowed to leave the group easily. There were occasions when some important members like Dinesh ji, Tanay or Rahida ji wanted to leave the group for some unpleasant episode, but all of really saw that they don’t leave. Similarly Pankaj ji left the group temporarily because I wrote some thing to Tanay about the norms the group. Tanay became my best friend (or my favourite) from that day, but Pankaj ji left the group, to rejoin after some time on requests from the members. I was the one who suggested his return to the moderator group again. That is the beauty and strength of the group”. (24.3.11)






Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.


On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 8:30 AM Pankaj Kumar <sahani...@gmail.com> wrote:
Very beautiful sentiments. 🙏
"Ever flowing independent Indian blood for good"
Thanks for sharing
Pankaj

On Tue, 26 Apr 2022 at 10:37, Mohina Macker <mohina...@gmail.com> wrote:
Beautiful poem Lalithamba Ji, it is so descriptive 
Mohina

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Many successful years will come to efloraindia. Thank you Mr. Garg.

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