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Dosto,

There are several Uttarakhandi who are serving in a very distinguished post in India as well as abroad at different sector. These are the personalities who make us proud. There are several others who have either born in Uttarkahand has the originity with UK. 

We would collect the information about various such uttarakhandi under this thread.

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 12:24:05 PM »

First of all know about this person..

M. M. Lakhera

Lieutenant General Madan Mohan Lakhera (born 1937) is the present governor of the Indian state of Mizoram. He has held that position since July 2006. Previously, he was the governor of the Union Territory of Pondicherry, India from 2004 to 2006. The first file he signed after assuming charge in Pondicherry was on implementing the Rs. 5.5-crore free rice scheme to cover families under the poverty line and to acquire land for distribution of sites to landless people. He had told the press that he would endeavour to make Pondicherry a model state of India. Lakhera also served as acting governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from February 2006 to December 2006.

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007, 12:24:56 PM »

Know more about Lakhera Ji.


Name
 Madan Mohan LAKHERA

s/o Shri Jaya Nand Lakhera (L)
 
Date of Birth
 21st October 1937
 
Address
 Governor of Mizoram

Raj Bhavan

Aizawl 796001, Mizoram.
 
Telephone
 0389 – 2322262 / 2323200
 
Fax
 0389 – 2323344
 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE
The beginning days Born at village JAKHAND, Patti BARJULA, tehri Garhawal on 21st OCT.1937. Father late Shri Jaya Nand Lakhera was a pioneer in education field in the princely State of Tehri Garhwal. Mother late Smt.Kalawati was a house wife. Initial education at the then Primary School at Jakhand. Early education at Rastriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehra Dun from 1949-54. Subsequently received training at National Defence Academy Khadakvasla, Pune and was commissioned in the Army from Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun on 08 June 1958.

The early career in Defence Took part in Goa operation 1961, Indo Pakistan war 1965 & 1971 in Jammu & Kashmir Sector. Attended Defence Services Staff College at Wellington (South India) and Long Gunnery Staff Course at School of Artillery. Devlali. Also attended Senior Defence Management Course at College of Defence Management of Secundrabad. Was Instructor at School of Artillery 1967-70 and subsequently at Army War College at 1978-81. Commanded 4th Battation of the Kumaon Regiment in Jammu & Kashmir from December 1975 to July 1978. Has vast experience in handling counter insurgency operation. Was Deputy Commander of a Brigade in Manipur in 1981-82.

Few early stage achievements On promotion to Brigadier, took over command of a Brigade at Kanpur. The formation took part in operation ‘Blue Star’ in Punjab in 1984 as also provided effective aid to Civil authority at Kanpur during 1984 riots. For his successful handling of these operations, was awarded Chief of Army Staff
Commendation Card twice i.e. on 15th January, 1985 and 15th August, 1985.

Kashmir experiences and award of VSM Subsequently held the appointment of Sub Area Commander in Kashmir valley, where besides being responsible for logistic support to forward troops, was responsible for aid to civil authority in the sensitive Kashmir valley. For his efforts in performing multifarious tasks with sense of dedication, compassion and rare élan as also displaying drive, initiative, professional competence and devotion in discharging his duty, was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India on 26th January,1990.

The award of AVSM Promoted Major General in March 1990, was Chief of Staff of Kashmir valley based Corps Headquarters. Was actively involved in coordination of all counter insurgency operations including sealing of Line of Control in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh Sector. For his exceptional leadership and enthusiastic involvement towards his responsibilities beyond the call of duty, was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India on 26th January, 1991. Subsequently commanded an Infantry Division.

As Lt. General Promoted Lt. General in September 1992, was initially posted as Chief of Staff of Headquarters Central Command. Besides other operational and administrative responsibilities; in the aftermath of Ayodhya incident in December 1992, was responsible for coordinating ‘aid to civil authority’ in the sensitive States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. Subsequently was posted as Chief of Staff of Headquarters Northern Command which was dealing with the volatile insurgency in the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

The award of PVSM In June, 1993, took over Adjutant General of the Indian Army. Was actively involved with policy framing on all aspects of Manpower Planning & Management including Defence civilians. As Chairman of various Welfare Organizations of the Army, made significant contribution in enhancing the efficiency of the organizations. Was also Chairman of Principal Personnel Staff Officers’ Committee of the three services i.e. Army, Navy and Air Force. Coordinated proposal of three services for submission to the Fifth Pay Commission. Was also Colonel Commandant of Kumaon Regiment. For distinguished services of most exceptional order, was awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India on 26th January, 1995.

The better half Wife Smt. Pushpa Lakhera, a social activist, who has taken very active part in resolving the problems of women specially Service and Ex-Servicemen family.

Post Retirement He is the ONLY OFFICER from UTTRAKHAND to have been awarded PVSM, AVSM, VSM and Chief of Army Staff commendation twice. After retirement, was actively involved with welfare activities of the public in general and ex-servicemen in particular. Also was Chairman of Ex-servicemen Cell of All India Congress Committee.

As the Lt. Governor of Pondicherry Took over as Lt. Governor and Administrator of Pondicherry on 07 July, 2004. He is the first person from Garhwal Division to hold a Governor’s appointment. As the Lt. Governor of Pondicherry, he carved a niche for himself by showing exceptional leadership and zealous involvement in gearing the Government machinery to come to the immediate aid of the Tsunami ravaged victims of Pondicherry region. He personally monitored the progress of relief & rehabilitation measures and took keen interest in bringing about a definite and positive change in the life of the Tsunami affected villagers.

Legislation for admission to Private Professional Colleges Realising the importance of regulating admissions in Private Professional Colleges, he was the first person to raise the subject matter in the Governor’s Conference held in June 2005, bringing to the attention of the august gathering the obligation on the part of the Central Government to bring about a Central Legistation for regulating admissions in Private Professional Colleges much before it caught the attention of the entire Nation after the Judgement of the Supreme Court doing away with the State Quota in Private Professional Colleges.

As the Lt. Governor of A & N Islands Was appointed as the Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicober Islands on additional charge and was administered the Oath of Office and the Oath of Secrecy on 29th November, 2005 as the ninth Lt. Governor of the A & N Islands.

Soon after assuming Office of the Lt. Governor of A & N Islands, on additional charge basis, he made whirlwind tour to all Islands of the archipelago to gather first hand information on the progress of Tsunami rehabilitation & reconstruction works. He pursued the review of Tsunami Rehabilitation Works with the same vigour and vitality as was done in Pondicherry.

This apart, a series of meetings were held during each visit to the Islands with all concerned to accelerate the various developmental activities in the Islands. Emphasised the significance of improving the communication facilities between the Islands and the Mainland in the Plan Review Meeting with the Planning Commission.

The importance to infrastructure development His personal intervention in expediting the clearances for a number of projects relating to Infrastructural Developments in U.T of Pondicherry and Andaman & Nicober Islands have borne fruit with a majority of the projects getting the approval of Govt. of India. These projects, once completed will put both Pondicherry and Andaman & Nicober Islands on the fast track path to economic prosperity.

Significant incidents during the tenure His tenure in Pondicherry witnessed the conduct of Panchayat and Municipal Elections after a span of 38 long years. The elections to the 12th Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry was also held during his tenure in a free & fair manner without any incident.

The accolades His dedicated commitment to the cause of the welfare of people, his disciplined approach to work & governance and his proactive style of functioning has won him much accolades from Pondicherry as well as Andaman & Nicober Islands.

As Governor of Mizoram Took over as Governor of Mizoram from 25th July 2006. On assuming the appointment visited all District Headquarters to familiarize himself with the problems of the people on ground.
 
 

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007, 12:27:29 PM »

NIRAJ BALUTIA 
 
Niraj Balutia is my best companion today. She is born and brought up in India, but has lived in Sweden since 1974. She has studied law and is at present a diplomat (attaché) at a Swedish Embassy abroad. She has lived many years in the university town of Uppsala in Sweden, so she considers it her home town.


Niraj is born in a very beautiful town in northern India, in a state called Uttarakhand (known as Uttaranchal during 2000-2006, but obtained the present name in January 2007). The town is called Nainital, surrounding lake Naini (tal means lake). Incidentally, the great "emperor" of bhajans (Bhajan Samraat) and of ghazals, who gives considerable solace in music, Anup Jalota, was also born in Nainital. The former chief minister of Uttarakhand, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, is a cousin to Niraj's father.

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2007, 12:38:21 PM »

Mr N D Tiwari, Presently Governor of Andhra Pradesh

Narayan Dutt Tiwari

Narayan Dutt Tiwari (born October 18, 1925) is an Indian politician. He is the Governor of the state of Andhra Pradesh and was previously Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. He is a member of the Indian National Congress.

N.D. Tiwari was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh three times: from January 1976 to April 1977, from August 1984 to September 1985 and from June 1988 to December 1988. He did a lot of work in developing the road and bridge network of U.P. - the network expanded significantly. Usually he had a good respect as a fair administrator. His inaction during the 1984 Sikh riots is considered by some to be a blot on his career. Many cities in U.P. (like Kanpur) continued to burn while the government was unable to stop the riots.[citation needed]

He served as a union minister in several portfolios in the 1980s: he was named Minister of Industries in September 1985 and, in addition to that portfolio, became Minister of Petroleum in 1986. He then served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from October 1986 until July 1987, at which point he became Minister of Finance and Commerce,[1] serving in that position until June 1988, when he became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the third time. He was a contender to be Prime Minister of India in the early 1990s. He later served as the Chief Minister of Uttaranchal, which was carved out of Uttar Pradesh, from 2002 through 2007. He offered to resign on March 5, 2006, citing his age. He left office in March 2007 following setbacks for his party in the state elections.

Tiwari was appointed Governor of Andhra Pradesh on August 19, 2007 and was sworn in on August 22.[2]


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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2007, 12:55:00 PM »
Who can forget this young lad. The Captain of Indian Cricket Team. Though presently, he is putting up in Jharkhand but his parents are from UK. Thus he has paternal connection with UK. In another words,we can say that his roots are from Uttarakhand.

M  S Dhoni

I am puting here the photo of Uttarakhandi celebrating when Dhoni become Captain of India. You can see Dhoni's father also joining them.


Uttarakhand Bharti Celebrating Dhon's Captainship
Uttrakhand Bhatri Sangh playing and Danceing color with Pan Singh Father of M.S Dhoni and other family member of M.S Dhoni in Ranchi on Wednesdayv after Indian Cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni was appointed captain of cricket team.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007, 03:42:38 PM »
Originally from Pauri, Uttaranchal, Joshi believes the state has a lot to offer. “I am trying to get a few people to get things going there. For instance, the education level is high, but the computerisation element is lacking,” he points out                                                   
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Have you heard of Kailash Joshi -The founder of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). He is a Uttaranchal man and feels that this state has lot to offer .Read his story :
 

Joshi grew up in the secluded town of Pauri, nestled against the Himalayas. Both his father and grandfather were schoolteachers, instilling an early emphasis on the importance of education. In keeping with their teachings, Joshi went to the US in 1963 to pursue advanced education. Two years after his arrival he was accepted to Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. as a graduate student and teacher. Doctorate obtained, he joined IBM at its Endicott, N.Y. offices and worked with the computer giant for 24 years, finally moving to Lexington, Ky., where he directed a lab staff of 1,000 until 1990. In 1989, Joshi came to India to set up IBM's Indian subsidiary, and went on to set up the Tata-IBM joint venture. He was also part of US President Bill Clinton's entourage to India.

In 1992, Joshi was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and moved to Silicon Valley. He was involved in several startups, including the now public, Fremont-based Oryx Technology Corp. He has also served on the boards of over 15 business, educational, cultural and charitable organizations In the early 1990s, Joshi and a few other entrepreneurs of Indian origin founded The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) to fulfill the strongly felt need of the time for an organized networking group for high-tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley from the Indian subcontinent.

Established in Santa Clara, California, TiE has grown to become the world's leading organization for the advancement of entrepreneurship. This not-for-profit organization chartered by entrepreneurs, corporate executives and senior professionals strives to benefit all entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs and professionals with an interest in entrepreneurship. Today, it comprises 500 charter members and 6000 members from 25 chapters across five countries. It has 60 corporate sponsors, including venture capital and law firms.

Hear Joshi on the topic. “My wife and I hosted a lunch at the Marriott for Vittal when he was visiting the Silicon Valley area in November 1992,” he says. “At that time there were no networking events where Indian entrepreneurs could meet and talk shop. We had such a good time that at the end of it that A J Patel (a businessman with interests in a food management company) suggested that we meet every month for dinner,” he adds. And that led to the founding of TiE, an organisation that today has over 45 branches around the world


Joshi is also involved in efforts to improve the quality of life in India and through the efforts of former President Bill Clinton, Joshi and other prominent members of the Indian-American business community, the American India Foundation was to provide people living in India with access to technology. Other initiatives include the formation of a youth group, mobilizing groups of American physicians to volunteer their services and raise funds for relief of villages destroyed by the January 2001 earthquake in Gujarat.

Along with his wife Hem, Joshi also started the Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society BIACS, in Lexington in the late 1980s, as a way for the Indo-American community to help the poor, mostly white communities in Kentucky.

Recently named President of TiE, Joshi is very focused on his role of an organizer and facilitator of empowerment. According to him, entrepreneurship and philanthropy are not all that different. Both, he says, require leadership and sustenance with dignity

Like a lot of overseas Indians, Joshi has arrived at a stage in life where he wants to give something to his motherland. “You have heard of the ‘varna-ashrama dharma’ (four stages of life) concept I have reached the third stage of my life where I am not looking for money. I have learnt that people need help, and I want to give back to society with no expectations of personal gain,” he says

Joshi recently took a small group of people from TiE and AIF to visit Dehra Dun. “We will be starting 3 digital equalizer centers and are working with the Uttaranchal government to select the sites,” says Joshi. Each centre is to be equipped with one server, 10 computers and headphones and a large screen. The goal is to help students and to bridge the digital divide

Joshi finishes his stint as president of the Silicon Valley chapter of TiE at the end of the year and has already got his work cut out — helping Uttaranchal. “We are trying to create champions on the ground,” he says.

Clearly, the Indian diaspora at Silicon Valley has not forgotten its roots.

(Courtsy : nriworld,Business Standard).         

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We really feel proud the achivements of these son of soil of UK.

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The dotcom duke 
 
by Patrick Jonas

IF YOU ask Mr Girija Pande's children how they learnt the Pythagoras theorem, they will tell you an interesting story.



It stems from a trip the Pande family made to Greece.

In the early 1980s, Mr Pande was working in South Korea for ANZ Grindlays. And when it was time for a family holiday, the Pandes decided that it should be to one of the Greek islands.

But which one? They had no idea.

So they took an atlas, opened the page with the map of Greece and just dropped a pencil. It fell on the island of Samos.

Only after they arrived on the island did they find out that Pythagoras was born in Samos. Mr Pande's children - Aakanksha and Rahul - were then in primary school and eager to know all about the great mathematician.

"Even today I tell my son about that trip. It sparked off my children's interest in maths," Mr Pande, 58, told tabla! Rahul, 28, who went on to Stanford is working with a hedge fund company in Wall Street. And Aakanksha, 27, is married and a scholar at Harvard doing research in health policy. She also teaches statistics as part of her work in Harvard.

The children had a role in Mr Pande returning to India in 1989. "After 25 years in banking, working overseas, I went back to India so that my children would get to know India better. I was then the fund manager for the mutual fund division of our bank. But I was also yearning to do something different. It was the time the dotcom story was starting and I realised the potential of technology. I knew Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as we were their clients and I also knew their CEO," he said, explaining how he got to join the tech major.

Given his knowledge of the Asian region, he was asked to set up the Asia Pacific office, which he did in 2001 in Singapore.

Why Singapore?

"It was a difficult decision not to choose Hong Kong, especially after having worked and lived there. But I chose Singapore for the strong support from the Singapore Government. This was the best place for a technology company."

And therein began a long success story. TCS today has offices in 14 Asian cities with 5,000 employees.

He is also instrumental in opening the door to China in 2003.

TCS was the first Indian tech company to set up shop in China. Today over 1,200 TCS employees, over 90 per cent of them Chinese, work there.

Mr Pande feels India can learn a lot from China.

"India can learn social order and discipline from China, which we lack sometimes. The Chinese also tend to have a very strong view across the community on growth. In India we sometimes get sidetracked with other issues. There is a single-minded focus on growth to improve the lot of the ordinary Chinese."

He recalled a remarkable experience he had while dealing with the Chinese authorities.

In 2003, after TCS decided to set up an office in Hangzhou, he often had to meet the mayor and vice mayor of the city. "They were always readily available, even on a Sunday, unlike Indian bureaucrats. One day I told them that food was a problem with the Indians working there as most of them were vegetarians."

The mayor noted this down.

When Mr Pande visited him three months later, the mayor asked him whether he had visited the local vegetarian restaurant. "When I said no, his reply was: 'We set it up for you'.

"Tell me, how many countries will do that for foreign investors," asked MrPande.

Since then one more Indian vegetarian restaurant has come up in Hangzhou.

The IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, who was born in Nainital, lives in Singapore with his wife, Bharoti, who teaches Business Communications at the Singapore Management University.

In his free time he plays golf and bridge. In fact, he was part of the TCS team that won the Forbes Sentosa Golf tournament last month.

Reading is a passion too. He was midway through Aravind Adiga's Booker Prize-winning book when this interview was conducted.

He has fond memories of Nainital. As a child, he and his parents would spend two months every year at his grandfather's home there. It was also a time when his relatives would join in and that bonding continues even today.

He considers Singapore an amazing amalgam of the East and the West and loves it here. To him, it has the high Western standards when it comes to infrastructure but it is very much an Asian city.

 
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