Nidhan Ji, It was really nice to read about your excursion with Pankaj Ji and Balkar Ji. Regards, Aarti
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:56:18 PM UTC+4, Nidhan Singh wrote: > > Dear Friends, > > This is a general post, contrary to what we usually post on eFI. Even > then, I could not stop myself in expressing my feelings about our recent > excursion-cum-meeting programme, concluded from March 03 to 05, 2018. > As a group, we have been interacting for last many years, without > personally seeing each other. Through personal efforts of Balkar Ji and > myself, we have been able to meet many of our esteemed members, and have > been lucky to go to field surveys together. Every tour has been a wonderful > occasion, be it a visit to Chakrata, Gori valley, Valley of Flowers and > many other places. All these tour were pre-planned and were given a prior > thinking. > > But, this year, knowing about Pankaj Ji's India visit, and his plan to > visit Dehradun, we decided to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity > to meet one of the most committed field botanists, known to us. The tour > was decided, and executed too, without pre-planning. I personally took this > as more of a meeting than flora hunting, due to being off season for > flowering. We visited surrounds of Mussoorie-Dhanaulti together, in a group > of six (me, Balkar Ji, Pankaj Ji, Amit Kotia Ji, Amritpal Singh and > Mahender Rawat). > > It was really a great learning, to explore the forests, with a renowned > Orchidologist of world, having endless passion and love for these lovely > plants. His field experience is something to follow and learn from, and I > am now a better admirer of Pankaj Ji's skills and capabilities. Besides > being a wonderful taxonomist, he is a humble person, always ready to help > and extend his full support to any one who approaches him with a need. > I am thankful to Pankaj Ji for this memorable time, we spent together, to > Balkar Ji for all the logistic support, in addition to his keen observation > in the field. I hope we can arrange such tours in future also, which will > encourage young botanists like Amritpal Singh. > Attaching a picture of Pankaj Ji with a smile of finding a beautiful and > fragrant orchid, *Calanthe plantaginea*... > > > -- > Regards, > > Dr. Nidhan Singh > Assistant Professor > Department of Botany > I.B. (PG) College > Panipat-132103 Haryana > Ph.: 09416371227 > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "efloraofindia" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to indiantreepix+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.