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Re: Personalities of Uttarakhand
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2007, 03:14:26 PM »
Good pic Vedika +1 karma aapko.

Three great personality's of Uttarakhand ..

Prathibaji, Sanjay ji, & Negi ji @ a dinner party
picture is not clear though  ;)



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Re: Personalities of Uttarakhand
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2007, 12:22:19 AM »
waah waah its awesome to see all gud initiatives ..... UTTARAKHAND ROCKCKS...
jai hooo sabki
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Re: Personalities of Uttarakhand
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2007, 04:29:18 PM »
Jaspal Rana

Jaspal Rana was born 28 June 1976 in the Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand, India. He is an Indian shooter who specializes in the 25m Centre Fire Pistol category.

He grew up in Delhi, studying at the K.V. Air Force School, and at St. Stephen's and Sri Aurobindo colleges. His earliest guru was his father, Shri Narayan Singh Rana, who was a Border Security Force official. Later on, Sunny Thomas and Tibor Ganazol coached him to perfection.

Rana made his national debut at the age of 12, at the 31st National Shooting Championship at Ahmedabad, where he won a Silver Medal.

He shot into Standard Pistol shooting fame when he won a Gold at the 46th World Shooting Championship (Junior Section) with a world record score at Milan, Italy, in 1994.

Jaspal Rama has won most of his medals in the Centre Fire Pistol event, but has also won Air Pistol, Standard Pistol, Free Pistol and Rapid Fire Pistol events. He has won more than 600 Medals at the State and International levels. He won the Arjuna Award, one of the Indian government's highest awards for achievement in Sport, in 1994.

At the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, he equaled the world record in 25 m Center-Fire Pistol, with 590 points (he had made this score twice previously: 1995 in Coimbatore, and 1997 in Bangalore, in national competitions). The Indian Olympic Association sparked controversy when it announced that Rana would receive the 'Best Sportsperson' award at the Asian Games; because Korea's Tae Hwan Park was actually given the award. Rana was graceful about the goof-up. The record was beaten the next year by Mikhail Nestruev.


Notable Achievements
•   1 Gold and 1 Silver Medal at the International Shooting Tournament, Pyongyang, North Korea, 1993
•   Gold Medal and new World Record (569/600) at the World Shooting Championships, Milan, Italy, 1994
•   2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze and a new Commonwealth Games Record at the 15th Commonwealth Games, Victoria, Canada, 1994
•   1 Gold, 1 Bronze and a new Asian Games Record (588/600) at the 12th Asian Games, Hiroshima, Japan, 1994
•   1 Gold, 3 Bronze and a new Asian Record at the Asian Shooting Championships, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1995
•   8 Gold Medals, each one a new Commonwealth Record at the 1st Commonwealth Shooting Championships, New Delhi, 1995 Scores of 574/600 (Air Pistol) and 535/600 (Free Pistol) at the Atlanta Olympic Games 1996
•   4 Gold and 1 Silver at the 2nd Commonwealth Shooting Championships, Langkawi, Malaysia, 1997
•   2 Gold and 2 Silver Medals at the 16th Commonwealth Games, Langkawi, Malaysia , 1998


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Re: Personalities of Uttarakhand
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2007, 04:34:47 PM »
Good info Suchira +1 karma aapko. Keep flowing the info.

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Re: Personalities of Uttarakhand
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2007, 05:54:30 PM »
Lalit Tiwari

He hails from Nainital. Lalitji is a trained actor from National School of Drama, New Delhi. He has been active in Films and Television for a long time. He became popular with B.R.Chopra's epic television series MAHABHARAT. His notable work includes Ketan Mehta's SARDAR, Aziz Mirza's RAJU BAN GAYA GENTLEMAN, Shyam Benegal's DISCOVERY OF INDIA / HARI BHARI etc.

As An Actor
Anwar (January 12, 2007) (Released)
Jai Santoshi Maa (September 29, 2006) (Released) ...... Pratap
Tathastu (May 12, 2006) (Released)
Mangal Pandey - The Rising (August 12, 2005) (Released) ...... Davar Ali
7� Phere (July 29, 2005) (Released) ...... Shekhar Joshi
Bose: The Forgotten Hero (May 13, 2005) (Released) ...... Checkpost Policeman
The Legend Of Bhagat Singh (June 7, 2002) (Released) ...... Prof. Vidyalankar
Bawandar (December 8, 2001) (Released) ...... Tej Karan
Yeh Raaste Hai Pyaar Ke (August 10, 2001) (Released) ...... Ashok Sharma
Hari-Bhari: Fertility (2000) (Released) ...... Khaleej
Shastra (October 4, 1996) (Released) ...... Girdhari
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (October 20, 1995) (Released) ...... Simran'S Uncle
Mammo (1995) (Released) ...... Riyaz'S Father
Chaand Ka Tukdaa (August 19, 1994) (Released)
Yeh Dillagi (May 6, 1994) (Released)
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (April 16, 1993) (Released)
Sooraj Ka Satwan Ghoda (1993) (Released) ...... Ramdhan
Raju Ban Gaya Gentlemen (November 13, 1992) (Released) ...... Rafique
Lamhe (November 22, 1991) (Released)
Akela (November 8, 1991) (Released)
Sach (1990) (Released)
Chandni (September 15, 1989) (Released)
Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin (1987) (Released) ...... Srikant

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Ek Ajnabee (December 9, 2005) (Released)


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Re: Personalities of Uttarakhand
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2007, 06:02:44 PM »
Good going Suchira ji keep it up.

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Re: Personalities of Uttarakhand
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2007, 07:20:40 PM »
Madhumita Bisht


Married 16 years, Madhumita is still courting
~By Nivedita Mookerji

She's a champ. Twenty-eight national titles, including eight singles, Asianand Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, and an Olympian. An impressive profile of the First Lady of Indian badminton, Madhumita Bisht nee Goswami.

When the 35-year-old bubbly `young' lady is not in action on the court,you'll probably find her chatting at the courtside with friends. The talkcan be on anything-from movies to jewellery, music or clothes. Butinvariably, the conversation will end with badminton, with which she is passionately involved. A straight forward Libran and a looker, it's only whenshe talks about her six-year-old son, Harshvardhan, that you realise she isa mom, too.

Many young players have come and gone, but Madhumita has remained there likean edifice. She was in full form last week at the Uber Cup competition despite still recovering from a broken cartilage in her ankle. In betweenthe matches, she makes the time to talk to you. And she seems to enjoy everymoment of it.

Starry eyed, she goes nostalgic recalling her early days in Siliguri andthen Calcutta. She speaks about how her dad encouraged her to make it to thetop. ``In those days I just had to pick up the racket and play. He used togive me an oil massage before every match and even tied my shoelaces.Without him, I could not have played,'' she says.

Now, 25 years into the game, she's still a winner. Nothing seems to hold herback, in fact. She got married way back in 1983 to the then reigning badminton champion, Vikram Bisht. Post-marriage, she played on and wonseveral medals, both at home and abroad.

Then she had a son-Harshvardhan-in 1993. But her game continued with thesame degree of commitment. Madhumita recalls what the legendary Prakash Padukone wrote to her when Harshvardhan was born: ``Welcome to sleeplessnights.'' But Harshvardhan was an amiable child and there were hardly any sleepless nights.

Madhumita says that coping with marriage, child, family and her game was not so tough for her mainly because her husband, Vikram, is a sportsperson himself and understands what it means to be a player. But what makes hertick? ``Ambition, a lot of hard work, dedication and being true to myself,''she says. ``If you've practised for one hour, don't fool yourself by saying you've played three hours.''

Being true to her own self, that's what has been driving Madhumita since theage of 10 when she took the racket in hand. Of course, with dad and otherfamily members as the guiding spirit. Anybody that she looked up to as ahero maybe? Prakash Padukone, she says, without batting an eyelid. And theinfluence stayed on. Among other favourites, she names Ami Ghia. She says about Ami, ``Although we were thick friends, she was very difficult to playwith. Ami was so good that I used to feel I wouldn't be able to play withher.'' Madhumita's best moment in the game? ``When I beat the World No. 2 Kusuma Sarwanda of Indonesia in the Indonesian Open in 1991,'' she says withcandour.

Outside of badminton, what is the world like for her? She works with theNorthern Railways as an officer. She's also the chief coach of the Railways.What about free time? ``There's hardly any free time, but whenever there is,I like to stay with my son and my family,'' she replies. Any reading thatshe particularly enjoys? ``No, not really,'' she said. Music? ``Not much,but when I listen to music, it's usually ghazals or old Hindi film songs.''Favourite food? ``Macher jhol, of course, and anything north Indian. Butglobetrotting has made me flexible.''

Eating habits may be flexible, but when it comes to badminton, she's rigid.Nothing less than 100 per cent will do. Any message for the youngergeneration? ``If you want to do well, focus on the game. Get your prioritiesright and stay dedicated and determined. Most important, be true toyourself.'' And don't forget that for every good thing, sacrifices have tobe made, she adds as an after-thought. Well, Madhumita's definitely made hersacrifices: no socialising, no going out, and postponing having a baby tillten years after her marriage.

That doesn't mean, however, that she minds all those sacrifices. In fact,she stresses: ``No regrets, absolutely.'' And you can make out thatMadhumita is being true to herself. Her favourite words would be `Never saydie'. That perhaps is the reason why she's hinting at a coaching careerpost-retirement.

Copyright © 2000 Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd

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Re: Personalities of Uttarakhand
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2007, 07:22:39 PM »
Dr. Anil Joshi of HESCO



Dr.Anil Prakash Joshi who was born on April 6,1955 did his M. Sc. in Botany standing fourth in the Garhwal University and later did his Ph. D in environmental science in 1979. Starting his teaching profession from Government Post- Graduate College, Kotdwara, he was instrumental in guiding research works to his students, 21 of whom got their Ph.D degrees.

The main focus of his research activities were the sustainable development of the Himalayan region which due to over exploitation of the vast resources had been badly degraded over the years. He encouraged score of his Ph.D. students to work in hill villages and directed academic research oriented towards solving the basic needs of the residents of the mountain.

Pained at watching the ecological degradation and the wretched existence of the local communities who suffered due to the neglect and apathy of the policy planners towards the Himalayas, Dr. Joshi quit his comfortable career as a teacher and plunged himself wholeheartedly into research and development work for the people living in the hills.

He formed Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organization (HESCO), a voluntary organisation and moved from the foothills of Himalayas to village Gwar Chowki in district Chamoli up in the Himalayas. Virtually with no financial resources or land, Dr. Anil Joshi alongwith his wife and a team of dedicated colleagues started earnestly in providing technological inputs for the poor farmers, artisans and women folk with an aim to enhance the productivity of their farm yields but also to improve their overall living conditions.

Concerned at the higher rate of landslides in the Garhwal and Kumoan regions which had rendered vast stretches of land useless resulting in many more problems, Dr. Anil Joshi set about the task of checking the menace of land slides through biological methods. The experiments of growing` RambansÂ’, a known plant to check soil erosion became very successful and the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) which had been facing the recurring problem of landslides causing disruptions in the road traffic took the technical advice of Dr. Joshi to successfully check landslides on the Rishikesh-Badrinath road. Dr. Joshi also encouraged village folk particularly the women to make artifacts and handicrafts from the fibre of `RambansÂ’. The entire technology in this venture was provided by HESCO. The state government also adopted the technology in its rural development programmes.

Dr. Joshi also intervened in other fields to provide indigenous technologies to the rural people in the mountains like use of biomass as fuel, making low cost toilets, use of local fruits in making jams, jellies, juices, pickles, incense sticks and mosquito repellents through women centres and educating rural people about repair of electrical and other gadgets. The women centres also sold these products and in short time these eatables were very popular with large number of pilgrims going to the “Char Dham” yatra in Garhwal buying the products. Hundreds of women benefitted from the project which they ran themselves. The venture had helped village women to utilize their fruit and other produce for productive use which enhanced their economic condition as well.

With growing acceptability of the efforts launched by Dr. Joshi, rural people came forward to donate their lands for a full fledged research centre. Working with their bare hands, young colleagues of HESCO raised the infrastructure for the centre and named it `VigyanprasthÂ’. Over the years, the centre has become an important informal institution carrying forward message of spread of education, research and sustainable development working in close proximity with hill people.

Another important venture in which Dr. Joshi played a stellar role was the use of `LantanaÂ’, a known weed invading the forests and agricultural lands for productive purposes. Selecting a batch of unemployed rural youth, HESCO trained them in making furniture on the lines of cane furniture. Some of the youths started making Lantana furniture on commercial basis to earn their livelihood. The technology propagated by HESCO was in great demand and voluntary organisations working in the field of rural development from Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir soon started flocking to Dr. Joshi to get training and guidance in this field. Volunteers of HESCO had already trained scores of people in these two states to make furniture from Lantana weed. It was not only Lantana weed which attracted the attention of Dr. Joshi he also worked to put several other weeds to productive use like Parthenium, Eupatorium and Euphorbia. He had also been pleading with the national policy planners for an appropriate National Weed Policy for purposeful use of these weeds in the country.

Another important area in which Dr. Joshi pioneered was the technological upgradation of the Watermills in the mountains. Alarmed at the want of power in the hilly, inaccessible and backward regions of Himalayas, he thought of utilisation of vast number of watermills spread all over Himalayas for generating power. He estimated that there were more than five lakh watermills in the entire Himalayan region stretching from J&K to the North-eastern states. It was found that due to lack of proper technological innovations, the productivity of these Watermills was far less. Dr. Joshi started with his technological intervention to upgrade the Watermills and also to use them in generating power. Hundreds of Watermills in Garhwal Himalayas were upgraded and some even started producing power for local use.

As most of the Watermillers belong to the poor segments of rural hilly areas, Dr.Joshi with an aim to empower them also endeavoured to organise them. While his mission to upgrade the Watermills spread throughout the Himalayan states, he also encouraged the Watermillers from these states to have their own Watermillers Associations. He was also instrumental in organising a National Watermillers Convention in the National capital in December 1998. Dr. Joshi believed that the humble Watermills could truly be a vehicle for overall sustainable development of the Himalayas without any ecological hazards as associated with bigger dams.

He advocated that power should be generated through these Watermills which should be utilised for local purposes and the excess power could be sold outside through a grid system on the lines of successful models in some European countries. Availability of power in the backward hilly areas would automatically result in the development of the area. The generation of power and the maintenance of the grid system should be handled by the village youths giving them employment.

Another campaign which Dr. Joshi launched was the launching of “ Jal Andolan ” in 1997 for the water rights of the people living in the Himalayas. He was pained to watch that while the Himalayas provided bulk of the water to the rest of the country, people living in the Himalayas were starved of even drinking water and irrigation facilities. Only in Garhwal Himalayas people in more than 800 villages had no drinking water. To press for their rights, Dr. Joshi started a “padyatra” from Gangotri to Delhi in November 1997.

During the 1991, Uttarkashi earthquake, Dr. Joshi was in the forefront in not only providing succuor to the affected population of Garhwal but also in providing long term solutions to minimise the devastating consequences in terms of deaths by building earthquake resistant houses. He invited renowned architect Mr. Laurie Baker who trained local masons and helped them built some houses with local material. His efforts bore fruits as during the March 1999 Chamoli earthquake, the houses built with the assistance of Mr. Laurie Baker stood the test of time and remained intact. HESCO has embarked upon another project to train further more masons in making earthquake resistant houses.

After the devastating forest fires in the Himalayan region in the summer of 1999, experiment done by Dr. Joshi to use forest litter and pine needles by making compost was highly appreciated. Experiment done in few villages found that accumulated forest litter and pine needles were the main cause of forest fires which destroy thousands acres of forests besides causing incalculable harm to the ecology of the Himalayas. Dr Joshi who had successfully shown that litter removal from forest for compost can prevent forest fire. He in his recent booklet intimated that the forest litter could be put to commercial use by allowing the people living in the periphery of the forests to make compost. He said that this would not only take care of the menace of forest fires but would also help increasing the yield of the agricultural fields in the hills which suffer due to want of chemical fertilisers. He said that this would help in reinoculating the love of the forests amongst local people who had lost the love for forests due to the forest policy in vogue but would also help generate income for those living close to the forests. The thesis propounded by Dr. Joshi has been greatly applauded by the forest officials as well as policy planners.

Dr. Joshi who is an Ashoka fellow has authored over 80 research papers and ten books dealing with sustainable development of the Himalayas through various means. A member of many professional and academic bodies like being a fellow of Indian Botanical Society, Indian Society of Forestry, he is also a coordinator of Technological Intervention for Mountain Ecosystem (TIME), a programme supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Council for Advancement of PeopleÂ’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART).

He also went to the Scandinavian countries on a study exchange programme in 1985 and visited the Forest Research Institute, Malaysia in 1983.

Himalayan Environmental Studies And Conservation Organization (HESCO)

Anil Joshi's Profile in Ashoka
This info at: www.indianngos.com/people/anilprakashjoshi.htm

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Re: Personalities of Uttarakhand
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2007, 07:28:51 PM »
Wah Suchira ji lage raho.

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Re: Personalities of Uttarakhand
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2007, 10:23:53 PM »
my heartiest Salute to Dr. Anil Joshi, such hard working Uttarakhandeez are our real hero, we respect and love them.
thnx Suchira ji for d great input.
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