Thanks, Pankaj ji, for the beautiful poem.
About Dinesh ji more said is less.
His vision is great. If everyone follows him, it will be a different world
altogether.

On 22 September 2016 at 12:22, Dr Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 28,510 to be precise but dont know if all are plants... it will take one
> year to see....
> Thanks to Dinesh sir for his selfless efforts.
> I am very sure that many people have already used his pics and names
> without even letting him know. No one can match his standards and no one
> can ever will.
> My SALUTES to Dinesh sir.
> Quote from a poem by Sohan Lal Dwivedi:
> डुबकियां सिंधु में गोताखोर लगाता है,
> जा जा कर खाली हाथ लौटकर आता है।
> मिलते नहीं सहज ही मोती गहरे पानी में,
> बढ़ता दुगना उत्साह इसी हैरानी में।
> मुट्ठी उसकी खाली हर बार नहीं होती,
> कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती।
>
> Thanks for being a nice and caring friend too.
> Best regards
> Pankaj
>
>
> On Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:58:39 UTC+8, JM Garg wrote:
>>
>> Dear members,
>> Came across this post by V R Vinayaraj at Facebook.
>> Sharing with you for your information pl.
>> "We know Sri. Dinesh Valke is an ardent nature lover. He has been taking
>> photos of plants for the last 12 years. Once he finds the correct
>> identification he uploads it to Flickr. He is on a mission to find out the
>> local name of the species in various languages. A continuous effort
>> spanning all these years. As we know Flickr is a private company owned by
>> Yahoo. It can decide the fate of images stored in its servers. Due to
>> license restrictions nobody would be saving it to other places. Now Sri.
>> Valke ji has decided that all his life long efforts are not a thing to be
>> decided by a company's policy in the US. He has changed the licenses and
>> ALL his plant photos, more than 20000, and ALL of them are now available at
>> Wikimedia Commons which will eventually be used in Wikipedia articles in
>> around 300 languages. Since Wikipedia is free anyone can download and store
>> the images which means scores of Universities and Scholars will be storing
>> them, in effect they are safe and nothing can destroy them.
>> V R Vinayaraj "
>> --
>> With regards,
>> J.M.Garg
>>
>> 'Creating awareness of Indian Flora & Fauna'
>> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1>
>>
>> Winner of Wipro-NFS Sparrow Awards 2014 for efloraofindia
>> <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/award-for-efloraofindia>.
>>
>> For identification, learning, discussion & documentation of Indian Flora,
>> please visit/ join our Efloraofindia Google e-group
>> <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/indiantreepix> (largest in the
>> world- around 2700 members & 2,40,000 messages on 31.3.16) or Efloraofindia
>> website <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/> (with a species
>> database of more than 11,000 species & 2,20,000 images).
>>
>> The whole world uses my Image Resource
>> <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:J.M.Garg> of more than a
>> thousand species & eight thousand images of Birds, Butterflies, Plants etc.
>> (arranged alphabetically & place-wise). You can also use them for free as
>> per Creative Commons license attached with each image.
>>
>> Also author of 'A Photoguide to the Birds of Kolkata & Common Birds of
>> India'.
>>
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With regards,
J.M.Garg

'Creating awareness of Indian Flora & Fauna'
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1>

Winner of Wipro-NFS Sparrow Awards 2014 for efloraofindia
<https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/award-for-efloraofindia>.

For identification, learning, discussion & documentation of Indian Flora,
please visit/ join our Efloraofindia Google e-group
<https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/indiantreepix> (largest in the
world- around 2700 members & 2,40,000 messages on 31.3.16) or Efloraofindia
website <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/> (with a species
database of more than 11,000 species & 2,20,000 images).

The whole world uses my Image Resource
<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:J.M.Garg> of more than a
thousand species & eight thousand images of Birds, Butterflies, Plants etc.
(arranged alphabetically & place-wise). You can also use them for free as
per Creative Commons license attached with each image.

Also author of 'A Photoguide to the Birds of Kolkata & Common Birds of
India'.

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