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Friday, July 31, 2009

Remembering Hari and Roshni

I am sure all the members who joined the group more than year back remember the shocking news we received in first week of august last year. Yes, I am referring to the news that struck us about the Gautami train mishap. In which we lost our enthusiastic team members Hari Iyer and Roshni Mukherji. I still remember the day I received the shocking news.

I did not have the fortune of personally meeting them anytime, but they touched my life through their work of biodiversity documentation in the form of NerdyBirders.com website and active participation on the groups. I was in touch with them through emails and social networking sites like Orkut.

We (DiversityIndia) have decided to begin a Fellowship in the memory of our friends Hari and Roshni. So friends of Hari and Roshni and Members of DiversityIndia would contribute to this fellowship fund every year and the fellowships would be awarded to deserving candidates in the field of Biodiversity Documentation. The Fellowship will be coordinated by DiversityIndia.

Your contribution towards fellowship fund for 2009 may be sent to "NatureMates Nature Club". [Naturemates is NGO partner of DiversityIndia and has kidly agreed to handle the fellowship funds for this year.] Please contact naturemates@gmail.com if you need more information on how to contribute to this Fellowship fund.

More details on these fellowships would be posted here.

Suggestions on this are welcome and may be sent to me [vijay.barve@gmail.com].

1 comment:

  1. good initiative and inspiration for nature lovers!

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