Programs for celebrations on completion of 15 years of efloraofindia on 17.6.22:
I am listing the points as suggested/ discussed among our Moderators. Pl. come forward to take up a volunteer job as vacant below in some of the serial nos.:
1. Print just one colour “efloraofindia” on: 1) cap 2) waist pouch 3) plain t-shirt. I feel a T-shirt would be a better option. We require a volunteer who can organise this activity of liaising with some vendors etc. for printing, dispatch and collection of money from willing members and moderators. Prashant ji too liked the suggestion from Dinesh ji to have a T-shirt designed for this occasion with the logo of our group. During the virtual meet, we all can wear the same. It will look like a team event.
8. We can do a small story on our own and share widely on social media. Any of the moderators can do this on behalf of efloraofindia. We will provide any assistance, if required by them. Anybody among us can do this small story and we will all circulate it widely on social media. In fact, anyone can write a story and we will publish ourselves on our site and then subsequently it can be circulated in the social media. I have already started a new thread in this regard and response has been excellent and stories published so far are available at ‘Story of efloraofindia‘ (which may be of a page or more).
9. a) We can have the 1st ever get together of all the moderators in a virtual meeting (as once suggested by Pankaj ji) on 12.6.22 (Sunday) from 3 to 5 pm IST for the moderators (Anil ji has suggested ‘Virtual meeting of all the moderators, pillars, experts and contributors’. I personally feel that let us start with moderators first and see the results). It may be structured with all joinees saying whatever they want to say about them, about life, about efi etc. say for 5 minutes each and others may ask any questions from him or her afterwards.
b) A virtual meet should be arranged, with 2-3 keynote talks, centred around the journey and accomplishments of this forum. Members who wish to, can share their experiences regarding eFI briefly. If it works well, we can have it regularly as an annual summit of eFI. It may start this year as “1st Annual Summit of EfloraofIndia-Celebrating 15th Foundation Year“. The awards or honours which have been decided, may be announced during the same… If possible, we can invite any eminent Botanist to deliver a talk of 10-15 minutes, mainly about eFI or similar flora around the globe… Nidhan ji has volunteered to organise this, preferably on Google Meet. Others will help in whatever way possible.
To start with, we will shortly be having the Best Flora Photograph Contest, as suggested earlier, to celebrate 15 years among our members. A special page will be created and hosted on efloraofindia with the story associated with the photograph. A jury will be appointed from among us to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd among these and will be hosted in efloraofindia and circulated in social media. Balkar ji has agreed to select from these entries for ‘Wildlife and Nature Photography Exhibition’ on 21-22 May 2022 in Panipat and get them printed for the exhibition (to further give a boost to the Best Flora Photograph Contest event). I will start a new thread in this regard and collect the entries from the members. I have already started a new thread in this regard and response has been excellent and Photographs and stories behind these have been published so far, are available at ‘Best Flora Photograph‘.
We are always doing this as per details at Stars of the month. However, from now onwards it will be published in the efi site on a separate page and widely circulated in Social media.