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efloraofindia (eFI) site completes eight years on 2 Nov. 2018



Dear members,
Here I would like to recall what Rawat ji said three years back:
"It was a great futuristic vision of Dinesh ji who created the efloraofindia site which became operative 5 years back on 2nd November 2010, where all the posted messages and images by members of efloraofindia google e-group are being compiled and managed. It has really been a marathon effort of compiling all the posts in eFI site. Since then this site has seen many changes for presenting information in a user friendly manner with greater accuracy while also maintaining all the posts in the database. It could be possible only due to Google group called “Indiantreepixs” (created on 18th June 2007), which was later renamed as efloraofindia. The group discusses plants, fungi, ferns etc. and has a following of a large number of members and has accumulated a huge wealth of information on Indian plants.
Today, eFI is the largest systematically arranged collection of images of plants of India. More than 2,00,000 images of more than 11,000 species uploaded by 2,500+ members from all parts of India makes it the largest collection from India available on net. Soon all the species’ pages will be having images for easy identification. And this treasure is ‘freely available to all’ without any advertisements, which is the best part of eFI.
It is the time to feel proud for this great endeavour. It is also the time to salute the selfless contributions of The Pillars, Subject Experts, Moderators, Major contributors and other members of efloraofindia google e-group. And it is also the time to strengthen our determination to showcase all the plant species of India on the canvas of eFI.
Dr D.S.Rawat"
Lot has changed in past three years with large scale display of images. Now we have more than 3,00,000 images of more than 12,000 species uploaded by 3,000+ members. We have added more than 1,00,000 images to our site though a similar number of images are still to be added in coming months. We have also created comparative images at species, genera & family pages for 170 families (A to O upto Opiliaceae) for easy identification along with many other things.

both of you have done heroic efforts putting time intellectual energy into making the webste unique and where it is now.
i marvel every time i visit. which is daily, once twice many times a day. i thank you and applaud both of you and Dinesh and Satish Phadke for initially thinking of it, suggesting etc if i recall correctly and others who i am blanking right now.
great effort with great effect. love it
Remarkable work indeed by two remarkable men of eflora of India. And then congratulations for all those members and contributors.
Happy to be a part of this community.

Thanks for this, coming from the most remarkable person of this group- everybody's Pankaj Kumar.  

Great march towards complete virtual flora of India with addition plants of Indian subcontinent.
Congratulations to all eFI members, contributors, moderators, pillars and experts.
And my salutations to Garg Ji for his untiring efforts of a decade for compiling and classifying enormous information uploaded in the group.
No Indian flora even lists 12000 species.....
No Indian herbarium shows this much number of species on the net.......
No Indian document showcase threatened species of India; eFI has majority of them with occurrence records...........
Almost all of the Invasive Alien Flora of India showcased with occurrence records.....
Best flora photographers showcase their stunning images here.............
From formidable height of snowline in the Himalaya to mangroves, Indian desert to Eastern Himalaya, all areas explored by members of this group.....
Many international experts validates the IDs here.....
AND it is all free to anyone in the world, member or non-member.....
A GREAT SERVICE TO THE SCIENCE AND NATION......
I feel proud to be here in this march...........
And bow my head to this unbelievable effort of the collective wisdom of efloraofindia google e-group. 

Thanks, Rawat ji.
Your words are always inspiring. No one can better express than you when it comes to efloraofindia. 

Dr Rawat has listed all firsts or only pages. wonderful.
thanks to Gargji and the original band of seven? and their vision. i heard it somewhere in recent time. Hum chalte gaye aur log judte gaye. nice journey

I think original verse is like:
Main ekala hi chala tha aur karavan Banta Gaya. 

jab huā irfāñ to ġham ārām-e-jāñ bantā gayā 
soz-e-jānāñ dil meñ soz-e-dīgarāñ bantā gayā 
rafta rafta munqalib hotī ga.ī rasm-e-chaman 
dhīre dhīre naġhma-e-dil bhī fuġhāñ bantā gayā 
maiñ akelā hī chalā thā jānib-e-manzil magar 
log saath aate ga.e aur kārvāñ bantā gayā 
maiñ to jab jānūñ ki bhar de sāġhar-e-har-ḳhās-o-ām 
yuuñ to jo aayā vahī pīr-e-muġhāñ bantā gayā 
jis taraf bhī chal paḌe ham ābla-pāyān-e-shauq 
ḳhaar se gul aur gul se gulsitāñ bantā gayā 
sharh-e-ġham to muḳhtasar hotī ga.ī us ke huzūr 
lafz jo muñh se na niklā dāstāñ bantā gayā 
dahr meñ 'majrūh' koī jāvedāñ mazmūñ kahāñ 
maiñ jise chhūtā gayā vo jāvedāñ bantā gayā 

Thanks, Pankaj ji, for the complete poem. 
Mam the shayari is not mine but I knew the original so copied from a website. I like Gazals a lot by the way and of course sad but inspiring songs.
yea, ... i meant do you remember by heart, recite them etc. i looked it up with the correct lyrics you gave.
it was Majrooh Sultanpuri sahab who wrote it 
Thanks, Pankaj ji, 
I also have similar taste. 
well, then. next time pankaj comes thru here we should arrange for a mushayara in his honor and a grand adda party kolkata style. should we?
would be fun.
I feel Happy and privileged to join the group at least later to learn a lot.

Thanks, Lalithamba ji.
Efloraofindia is so privileged to have you with your great contributions. 

Many congratulations to the team!
Thanks, Ritesh ji, for your valuable contributions.


Here I would like to recall what Rawat ji said three years back:
"It was a great futuristic vision of Dinesh ji who created the efloraofindia site which became operative 5 years back on 2nd November 2010, where all the posted messages and images by members of efloraofindia google e-group are being compiled and managed. It has really been a marathon effort of compiling all the posts in eFI site. Since then this site has seen many changes for presenting information in a user friendly manner with greater accuracy while also maintaining all the posts in the database. It could be possible only due to Google group called “Indiantreepixs” (created on 18th June 2007), which was later renamed as efloraofindia. The group discusses plants, fungi, ferns etc. and has a following of a large number of members and has accumulated a huge wealth of information on Indian plants.
Today, eFI is the largest systematically arranged collection of images of plants of India. More than 2,00,000 images of more than 11,000 species uploaded by 2,500+ members from all parts of India makes it the largest collection from India available on net. Soon all the species’ pages will be having images for easy identification. And this treasure is ‘freely available to all’ without any advertisements, which is the best part of eFI.
It is the time to feel proud for this great endeavour. It is also the time to salute the selfless contributions of The Pillars, Subject Experts, Moderators, Major contributors and other members of efloraofindia google e-group. And it is also the time to strengthen our determination to showcase all the plant species of India on the canvas of eFI.
Dr D.S.Rawat"
Lot has changed in past three years with large scale display of images. Now we have more than 3,00,000 images of more than 12,000 species uploaded by 3,000+ members. We have added more than 1,00,000 images to our site though a similar number of images are still to be added in coming months. We have also created comparative images at species, genera & family pages for 170 families (A to O upto Opiliaceae) for easy identification along with many other things.
There is no words for apprecation for creating this web and contineous enhancement which is really a marathon task. I believe this would grow more in future to become a biggest site in the world. Kudos to all of you.
Thanks, Saroj ji, for your nice words. Hope these come true. 
Great job, Thanks to Dinesh ji and Garg ji.
Thanks to the whole team. It is a great team work and nothing else. 

Thanks Garg ji, Rawat ji.
All credits go to you at the fountainhead, the top contributors and the members for keeping and building the momentum of eFI.
eFI has come a far way, and infinitely much more to go. 
Salute to this Great work and constant selfless efforts. Not only it helps students but it helps save the plant species which is most
important from perspective of human beings survival. Just a simple example, if we can identify plant, then only we can inform people about it.
If people know the plant and it's importance it is saved. This is great service to nature and mankind!
Dr Rawat has listed all firsts or only pages. wonderful.
thanks to Gargji and the original band of seven? and their vision. i heard it somewhere in recent time. Hum chalte gaye aur log judte gaye. nice journey
I am a proud member of this group, which has stayed on course with dedication and zeal towards its original goal, thanks to the people who make this wonderful group. My special thanks to all the initial members/founding members who had the vision and the tenacity to see it through.
Looking forward to growing and learning together.
Thanks, Ashwini ji, for your valuable contributions. 

Many congratulations Garg Ji and entire team of eFI..all of you contributed your bits to make the things look like they are presently..
Really a great achievement, untiring passionate efforts by Garg Ji, with mesmerizing capabilities...!!
Thanks, Nidhan ji.
It is all because of great team efforts, with you being among the most important contributors.

 


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