Ms. A. Lalithamba: Awarded as 1st in ‘Story of eFloraofindia’ Contest to celebrate 15th Anniversary:
These lines from A. Lalithamba ji, are the best we have come across to describe eFloraofIndia and it has been judged as 1st in the Contest. I am reproducing these lines again to soak in its deep inner thoughts:

The mighty river of EFI began like a tiny stream

In the sacred mind of ………. to realise the dream

Many great streams like ……………, ……………

Merged to add vigour and colour to the flow

Many a mighty and tiny flow began to join the row

Thus it fertilises, satiates many inquisitive minds

Without any returns; lovers of plant world find

This fertile land to explore to tour to their choice

To rejoice, gain something with or without thanks

It is like sacred monument built with the souls

Of plant lovers scientists and students from hills

Of Himalayas to coast of Indian Ocean from western

Desert region to eastern fertile region of this land

Since the flow has completed 15 years of journey

Gathered more than three thousand people

Stored more than 14000 plant species in the crest

Without any selfish monetary transactions

The most pleasant thing is the purity of thought

Nobility in actions modesty in behaviour

Made it a holy place to roam to visit to enjoy!

It is Ever Flowing Independent Indian blood for good!

Thanks, Lalithamba ji, for such a masterpiece.

Posted it at the efloraofindia Facebook page.
Pl. give it wide publicity in Social media, by posting it in your profile/ groups/ Instagram etc.

Superb, spontaneous and beautiful words of Lalithamba ji !!

Beautifully narrated.
Congratulations dear Lalithamba ji,