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 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 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 [].

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

IndianMoths and ButterflyIndia Meet : Goa 2009 : Registration

Total meet expenses will be Rs. 3000 from Panjim to Panjim. (Depending on number of participants, we expect it to be less).
Registration Amount: Rs. 2000. (50% refundable in case of cancellation done by 15 Sept. 09. Later on it will be decided depending upon the number of participants).
Please deposit the cheque in any ICICI ATM account in the country.
After deposition of the cheque please mail to me the details of the cheque.

Bank: ICICI Bank
Branch: Panaji
NEFT: ICIC0000015
Acc. No: 001501008063
Acc. Holder: Parag Rangnekar

In case of any clarification contact Amol 9820962452 or Parag 9822129811