eFloraofIndia completing 14 years of service- Salute to Sh. Pankaj Kumar

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J.M. Garg

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Dear members,
Last one year was the most difficult period in the history of efloraofindiaas a shock came in August from Google disbanding Classic google sites by 31.10.21. After a lot of discussions with moderators, we came out with a specification for our new site and with God's grace we finally managed to migrate our contents and get our new efloraofindia site on 3rd of Dec '2020, with minimum possible damagesRestoration, in particular to formatting, has been started since then and it may take us a few years. Google groups were also changed from Classic to New, which led to numerous problems. Despite all the troubles, we continued our constructive work with full zeal and did not allow our output to go down. Old warhorses Gurcharan Singh ji and Surajit ji returned back with extensive participation, while Saroj ji and Paradesi ji continued their superb work.  

As always, we remain indebted to the Outstanding ContributorsThe PillarsSubject/ Area ExpertsModeratorsMajor contributors & other members who are rendering selfless service to this group & made this endeavour possible for the benefit of everyone.

On this occasion, we salute Pankaj Kumar ji, who is not only one of the founding members, but also one of the most celebrated taxonomists in our family. He has looked into each and every post on orchids posted in our group and given his valuable time and energy for their correct identification. He continued to inspire each one of us, in this onerous journey of efloraofindia. I think this group remains the most accurate on our site. I always wonder the amount of energy he possesses in taking care of his multifaceted work.
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Yes GargJi, the service of Dr PankajkumarJi is always highly commendable !!! 

SANTHOSH
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Dr. E S SANTHOSH KUMAR MSc, PhD, FIAT, FABSc, FLS 
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Great achievement, Garg ji
Salute to all of you.
Regards 

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I fully agree with you, Garg ji !!
Dr Pankaj has always responded to every orchid post, besides many others.
Absolutely fantastic contribution !!

Kudos to you Garg ji for the ever, unending efforts you are taking and have been taking to keep the site and group always up and running.
And kudos to everyone of contributors, pillars, experts and moderators for contributing selflessly.

Google Sites upgrade was a big pain; on a personal front, I will need a lot of time away from my eFI activity to restore my contents to a safe and permanent place. I am also uploading all of my flickr collection to INaturalist, so that all the photos remain on the net forever (at least for a long time).

Regards.
Dinesh


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Great achievement, Garg ji
Salute to all of you.
Regards 

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Congratulations to all the stakeholders for this achievement..happy anniversary to efloraofindia. It is really heartening to know that eFI has successfully passed through different turmoils from time to time.
And the most remarkable thing is the coordination and solidarity among the members, all kudos to Garg Ji for keeping all of us together..
Yes, we have the expertise and consistency of Pankaj Ji...whenever orchids are a question, Dr. Pankaj has all the answers. My salutes to his complete involvement with eFI..
Congratulations again to one and all!!

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Great achievement, Garg ji
Salute to all of you.
Regards 

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Congrats Pankaj! Very happy for you. :-)
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This website is so rich now that people even reproduce images from here without even a single line of acknowledgement!

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Congrats Pankaj! Very happy for you. :-)
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Congratulations to Team-efloraofindia and its team leader for designing, developing and maintaining it, uninterrupted, for all these 14 years. We do not know how many people in India and abroad (students, researchers, hard core taxonomists, nature lovers, foresters etc) have been benefited by the content of this site but this number must be in millions. A treasure open to all, and freely! Here, the spirit behind this database "open to all and freely", in spite of a lot of personal efforts and resources by the team, is overwhelming. It is a true service to the country, science and nature. efloraofindia is still a teenager but many experienced personalities are here to groom it and lead it to its brightest future. Though, eFI has already proved its metal in teens.

The last year was indeed the most challenging but all the difficulties were overcome by the apt decisions made by the team, from time to time. Last year and this year too are restrictive on the outdoor activities of plant explorations but many of the contributors here have such a large treasure of plant images that the inflow of content never dried up; salutes to all contributors- new or older.

The contribution of Dr Pankaj Ji is highly appreciated. Despite his own duties he always responded to each orchid species ID. We are fortunate that we have an ever helping hand for the species identification in this largest family of Angiosperms.

I wish the corona pandemic ends soon and we all run to the wilds for documentation of more and more species of Indian flora from every corner and nook.
I further wish for a webinar type event (open to all or to members of eFI) in which Garg Ji talks about its (eFI) origin and objectives while some other experts talk about plant photography, content of eFI and at last the words of wisdom from G. Singh Sir- "Pitamah of eFI'.

Best wishes and Namaskar to all on this platform.

DSRawat, Pantnagar  
  
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Department of Biological Sciences, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology Pantnagar-263 145 Uttarakhand, INDIA
eflorapantnagar displaying wild flora of Pantnagar


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This website is so rich now that people even reproduce images from here without even a single line of acknowledgement!

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Congrats Pankaj! Very happy for you. :-)
Ritesh

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Well said Rawat ji! I also support your idea of having an eFI webinar.
Congrats to Garg ji and all the heroes of eFI for their involvement, expertise and hard work. Great work Pankaj! We need many such hardcore experts and specialists to deepen and widen the database.

Vijayasankar
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Sr. Research Scientist
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Rawat ji,
Nobody can say better than you.

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It is indeed a great journey with a mission.
Congrats to Garg ji and all the contributors.

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It is true, efloraofindia is a ready reference for several people. Some details are very useful. Letus bring it to new heights.
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Respected Sir and dear friends
Thanks a lot for the wonderful message.
I would say I am just a small potato and nothing would have been possible without the sincere efforts of Garg sir and many other stalwarts like Gurcharan sir and Dinesh sir.
I am not naming them all because there is a long list. 
There is still a long way to go. 
I am sorry that I have been less active due to lot of things including work, health issues and frustrations in life. But I know, I need to keep walking and whenever I can, I must contribute.
My mentor Prof. G.S.Rawat once told me that having knowledge is a good thing but the bigger achievement is to pass on my knowledge to others. This is just a small effort, of course I do make mistakes and when I check them back, I do try to correct them, otherwise they keep haunting me.
Best regards
Pankaj



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Really Amazing Garg Ji, happy to part of,
Kind regards.





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