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« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2007, 12:56:07 PM »
E. A. Smythies

Evelyn Arthur Smythies, CIE (1885-1975), was a distinguished forester and philatelist, born of British parents in India. Smythies was an expert on the ecology of Uttarakhand and Nepal. His careful studies of the earliest postage stamps of India, Jammu and Kashmir, Nepal, and Canada produced pathbreaking handbooks on which philatelists rely, even today.

Forestry
Smythies was educated at Clifton College,[1] a British public school, and received his degree in geology and a diploma in forestry from Oxford in 1908, then served in the Indian Forest Service[2] from 1908 until 1940, based in Nainital. He was Chief Conservator of the Forest of Nepal from 1940 through 1947.[3]

Smythies' The Forest Wealth of India appeared in 1924. That same year, with C. G. Trevor he authored Practical Forestry Management.[4]

Smythies and Major Edward James (Jim) Corbett proposed that an area around Ramnagar, Uttarakhand be made a 'National Park' to protect the threatened tigers and other living things. These include the tiger, elephant, chital, sambar, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, Indian muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and nearly 600 species of birds. In 1936, the Hailey National Park came into being as India's first National Park. It was renamed the Ramganga National Park after India's Independence, but later it was renamed the Jim Corbett National Park in today's Uttarakhand.

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« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2007, 01:05:30 PM »
Harish Kapadia

Harish Kapadia (Born 11 July, 1945) is a distinguished Himalayan Mountaineer from India. He has been awarded the Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographic Society, UK and the Life Time Achievement Award for Adventure by the President of India. He has written numerous books and articles on the Indian Himalaya.

He began climbing and trekking in the range around Bombay, the Western Ghats. His first visit to the Himalaya was almost 40 years ago. His main contribution to Himalayan climbing has been to explore unknown areas and, in number of cases, to open up climbing possibilities. Some of his major ascents have been of Devtoli (6788 m), Bandarpunch West (6102 m), Parilungbi (6166 m), in 1995, Lungser Kangri (6666 m) the highest peak of Rupshu in Ladakh. He led five international joint expeditions, four with the British and two with the French, to high peaks, such as Rimo I (7385 m), Chong Kumdan Kangri I (7071 m), Sudarshan Parbat, and the Panch Chuli and Rangrik Rang groups.

Earlier, in 1974 he fell in a crevasse at 6200 m, deep inside the formidable Nanda Devi Sanctuary. He was carried by his companions for 13 days to the base camp where a helicopter rescued him. He was operated for a dislocated hip-joint and had to spend two years walking on crutches. But that did not keep him out for too long and he has climbed for three decades after the injury.

Kapadia has a degree in Commerce, Law and Management from Bombay University and he is a cloth merchant by profession. He has published twelve books. His Trek The Sahyadris has now become a standard reference for all trekkers in the Western Ghats. His other books, Exploring the Hidden Himalaya (with Soli Mehta) and High Himalaya Unknown Valleys and Meeting The Mountains cover his various trips to the Himalaya, while Spiti Adventures in the Trans-Himalaya, covers climbing and trekking in that region. He has been the editor of the Himalayan Journal for the past 28 years, bringing the journal to international standards and continuing it as a major authentic reference on the range.

Kapadia has been elected an Honorary Member of the (British) Alpine Club. He was a Vice President of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (1997-1999). He was awarded the IMF Gold Medal by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in 1993. In 2003, the Queen approved the award of the Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographic Society to him. He has been invited to many countries to lecture on his Himalayan exploits, and is a member of several organisations. He is married, and lives in Bombay.

His son Lt. Nawang Kapadia , who was commissioned on September 2, 2000 in the Fourth Battalion the Third Gorkha Rifles, died while fighting Pakistan based terrorists in the jungles of Rajwar in Kupwara district of Srinagar on 11th November 2000. Since then Harish Kapadia has taken to lecturing about this conflict, particularly in the Siachen Glacier. He has been discussing a proposal for a peace park for Siachen and cleaning up the environmental damage there.

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« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2007, 01:08:08 PM »

CONNECTION WITH PITHOGARH .

Laurie Baker

Laurence Wilfred "Laurie" Baker (March 2, 1917 – April 1, 2007) was an award-winning British-born Indian architect, renowned for his initiatives in cost reduction and low-cost housing. He went to India in 1945 in part as a missionary and since then lived and worked in India for over 50 years. He obtained Indian citizenship in 1989 and resided in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala. In 1990, the Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri in recognition of his meritorious service in the field of architecture.


Gandhian encouragement and initial work
After India gained her independence and Mahatma Gandhi (a personal acquaintance and powerful influence on Baker's building philosophy) was assassinated, Baker lived in Kerala with Doctor P.J. Chandy, from whom he received great encouragement and whose sister he would later wed. Herself a doctor, Elizabeth Jacob and Laurie were married and moved to Pithoragarh, a small village on the borders of Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayas, where they lived and worked for 16 years. Elizabeth's medical training would be put to use aiding the afflicted in the village while Laurie continued his architectural work and research accommodating the medical needs of the community through his constructions of various hospitals and clinics. It is here that Baker would acquire and hone those skills from the local building community which had so fascinated him during his missionary work.

Baker sought to enrich the culture in which he participated by promoting simplicity and home-grown quality in his buildings. Seeing so many people living in poverty in the region and throughout India served also to amplify his emphasis on cost-conscious construction, one that encouraged local participation in development and craftsmanship - an ideal that the Mahatma expressed as the only means to revitalize and liberate an impoverished India. This drive for simplicity also stemmed from his Quaker faith, one that saw indulging in a deceitful facade as a way to fool the 'Creator' as quite pointless. Instead, Baker sought to provide the 'right' space for his clients and to avoid anything pretentious.


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« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2007, 01:08:54 PM »

NARAYAN SWAMY (PITHORAGARH)

Narayan Swamy

Narayan Swamy an Indian hermit and social worker. In 1936 he established 'Narayan Ashram' situated at an 2734 meters above sea level in between the village of Sosa and Sirdang in the Pithoragarh District in the Indian state of Uttranchal. Late Khushal Singh Hyanki, resident of Viilage Sosa, donated land to Narayan Swamy to build Narayan Ashram.

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« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2007, 01:10:15 PM »

TEHRI GARWAL.

Manabendra Shah

Maharaja Manabendra Shah (born 26 May 1921) was a member of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Tehri Garhwal constituency of Uttarakhand and was a member of the Indian National Congress before joining the Bharatiya Jan Sangh and later the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. He became one of the BJP's longest serving members. Shah was ambassador to Ireland from 1980 to 1983.

Shah was also the last ruling raja of the Garhwal Kingdom (1946-1948), when his Tehri princely state acceded to independent India in May 18, 1948.


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« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2007, 01:12:29 PM »

DEHRADOON.

Surendra Singh Panwar
 
Brigadier Surendra Singh Panwar (19 October 1919 - April 29, 2002) served as an artillery officer in the Indian Army.

[edit] Early Life and Education
Surendra Panwar was born in Dehradun, and attended Colonel Brown's School as a child. He pursued post-secondary studies at Allahabad University.

Military career
 
Brig. S. S. Panwar (far left) with Lt. Gen. Premindra Singh Bhagat VC (far right)Surendra Panwar entered the Indian Military Academy in 1942 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Artillery. He went on to serve with the Dagger Division in Burma during World War II and in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. In 1949 he entered Long Gunnery Staff Course at the School of Anti Aircraft in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales. A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, his service continued in the Sino-Indian War of 1962 and the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. In between the wars, Brigadier Panwar created the Air Defence Brigade for New Delhi in 1964. In 1968-1969 he represented India, serving as chairman on the International Control Commission in Vietnam. At the end of his tenure he served as Sub-Area commander for Lucknow from 1969-1971, and Ambala from 1971-1972. Among his many appointments, he was Chief Instructor at the School of Artillery in Deolali and the Deputy Director of Artillery at Army Headquarters. He retired as a Brigadier in 1973.


[edit] Post Retirement
He would later serve as President of the All India Gurkha Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association from 1983-2002, providing guidance and looking after the welfare of ex-Gurkha soldiers and their families. Surendra Panwar would also serve on the board of trustees for Cambrian Hall and the Gurkha Military College.







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« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2007, 01:15:25 PM »
Ila Pant

Ila Pant is a former member of Lok Sabha from Uttarakhand state in India . She is wife of K C Pant ,a former Cabinet minister and a BJP leader.

Born in 1938 she studied at Allahabad University and married to K C Pant in 1957.She joined BJP in 1991 six years before her husband .

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« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2007, 01:54:51 PM »
Wah Mehta ji +1 karma aapko in sab informations ke liye.

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« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2007, 05:00:29 PM »

Ram Dutt Joshi

Ram Dutt Joshi (16 November 1916 - 26 December 1976) was an Indian Bishop of the United Methodist Church, elected in 1968. He was born in Dwarahat in the Kumaon Hills of northern India. Prior to his election to the Episcopacy, Joshi served with distinction as a Pastor, District Superintendent, Seminary Professor, and Educational Secretary.

Joshi was elected a Bishop by the Southern Asia Central Conference of the U.M. Church. He was assigned to the Bombay Episcopal Area. A biographer says he “was a thoughtful man, with a gift for analyzing situations. In dialogue groups he was noted for his calm, pertinent contributions. He was broad in his sympathies and fully devoted to seeing the church in India fulfill its destiny.”[citation needed]

Bishop Joshi died at the time of the Central Conference meeting in Lucknow.


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चर्चित टीवी सीरियल ऑफिस-ऑफिस के शुक्ला जी यानि  संजय मिश्र ने कुमाऊं से नाता जोड़ लिया है। वह सोमवार को सुदूर डीडीहाट निवासी किरन पंत से परिणय सूत्र में बंध गए। उन्होंने भीमताल के पौराणिक भीमेश्वर महादेव मंदिर में सादगी के साथ किरन के साथ सात फेरे लिये। इस मौके पर मौजूद उनके अजीज दोस्त इसी सीरियल के पांडे जी यानि हेमंत पांडे ने इस विवाह को संपन्न कराने में अहम भूमिका अदा की है।

श्री पांडे ने अपनी प्रतिक्रिया में कहा कि विवाह तो ऊपर वाले की मर्जी पर निर्भर है लेकिन हम लोग इसके संवाहक बन  जाते हैं। पूरी तरह से अरेंज मैरेज रही इस शादी के मौके पर किरन के पिता महेश पंत, भाई पत्रकार संजू पंत समेत कई टीवी कलाकार व पत्रकार बिरादरी के लोग शामिल हुए।

श्री मिश्र के साथ उनके नोएडा  स्थित घर से मां व अन्य परिजन इस विवाह समारोह के गवाह बने।  पिथौरागढ़ से एमए कर चुकी किरन कुछ समय पहले तक दिल्ली में नौकरी कर चुकी हैं। वर्तमान में वह अपने परिवार के साथ डीडीहाट में रह रही थीं।