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About HimVani.com

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  • 1. Since 2001 as The Voice of Himachal As a Dot Com since 2006.
  • 2. What is HimVani.com ?
    • An INITIATIVE to influence public mind-space towards development of Himachal Pradesh.
    • A THINK TANK to influence government policies for sustainable development of the state.
    • A MOUTHPIECE of the people of Himachal to discuss contemporary issues that effect the state.
    • An effort for GRASSROOTS JOURNALISM , where people take the role of journalists and send in their stories.
    • A MOVEMENT to protect the environment – forests, air, water, river, protect depleting glacier cover.
    • A HELPING HAND to find means of sustainable livelihoods.
    • A BOOKMAN to preserve ballads, folklores and other myths about Himachal.
  • 3. Who we are?
    • Himachalis , mostly outside the state. (Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Anand, Pune, Mumbai).
    • Himachali NRIs (in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Dubai )
    • Journalists
    • Educationists
    • Software Engineers
    • Lawyers
    • Chartered Accountants
    • HP government officials
    • Students
  • 4. Target audience…
    • Internet users in Himachal.
    • Himachal Government agencies / departments.
    • NGOs based in Himachal.
    • Students of Himachal.
    • Himachali’s stationed outside Himachal, whether be India or abroad.
    • People interested to know more about Himachal.
    • SEC A, B & C, 15+.
    • Corporates interested in investing in Himachal.
  • 5. Our reach…
    • Over 360 members of Him-Vani @ YahooGroups
    • 4000 + internet users listed in various databases and networks
    • HPU University students, professors & lecturers
    • National Institute of Technology , Hamirpur, students, Professors and lecturers
    • Government agencies in Himachal
    • NGOs like Navrachna, Lok Vigyan Kendra, Sutra in Himachal
  • 6. Future plans…
    • Expand activities offline as a Non-profit company
    • Foray into…
          • Rural tourism
          • Education
          • Power projects from Panchakki
          • Water management
          • Dairy
          • Floriculture
          • E-governance
  • 7. Press coverage… The group wants to accelerate “unbiased development” and promote a democratic news set up by encouraging “grassroots journalism” in which common citizens will be both reporters and producers of goods and services. The members help people to find jobs, discuss development issues and share their experiences on novel farming methods. They hope to promote initiatives in sectors like village tourism and E-governance. The Tribune, Himachal Plus, Wednesday, July 5, 2006 To read complete article click here
  • 8. Our key members…
    • Prof Vepa Rao
      • Former Head, Department of Journalism & Mass Comm, HPU
      • Former Sunday Editor, Hindustan Times
      • Bureau Chief, Shimla, The Statesman
      • Columnist, Himachal Plus , The Tribune
    • Dr. Pankaj Khullar
      • Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Himachal Pradesh)
      • Managing Director, HP State Forest Corporation Ltd.
      • Presently Managing Director, HP General Industries Corpn. Ltd.
      • Ex - UNDP Consultant, Papua New Guinea
      • Visiting Faculty - NAAA (Shimla), HIPA (Shimla), NFA (Dehra Dun)
  • 9. Our key members…
    • Surender Kumar Dhaleta
        • Correspondent, The Brand Reporter (a media, marketing and advertising fortnightly from the Agencyfaqs.com group
        • Former Correspondent, India Post (NRI newsweekly published from California)
        • Former Team Leader, English Department, Planetvidya.com
        • Former Associate Editor, BARD (An amateur literary journal)
    • Rajeev Dhar
        • Dairy technologist from NDRI Karnal
        • Alumnus IIM Ahmedabad
        • Rich experience in business across India and Europe
  • 10. Our key members… Contd…
    • Varun Rattan Singh
        • Founder, Voice of Himachal Online Community
        • Currently on study leave at Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)
    • Sanjay Versain
        • Sub-Editor, The Times of India , Chandigarh
        • Former Sub-Editor, Indian Express , Chandigarh
  • 11. Why partner with us…
    • Because…
      • HimVani.com is the only kind of website devoted to Himachal.
      • About 4,000 page views in a month.
      • Dedicated journalist members who can write editorials and cover events.
      • Reaching out to about 4,000 listed members on the web.
        • Direct mailers can be sent to these listed members.
        • This can roll out into Virtual Marketing .
  • 12. For more details contact…
    • Dhaleta, Surender Kumar, +91 98683 77756 (Delhi).
    • Sanjay Versain , +91 98156 19761 (Chandigarh).
    • Varun Rattan Singh , +91 99985 24165 (Anand, Gujarat).
  • 13. Thank You