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From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sun Dec 26 1999 - 08:00:52 PST
Dear BhakthAs : Let me take this opportunity to thank every one of you , who have supported this new Kaimkaryam (i-e) the Use of New Media for the growth of our sampradhAyam and the release of the First CD ROM in this series. It is very important to take the time to thank you all because there should not at anytime be even a fleeting impression that Your magnificient upakArams to bring these Kaimkaryams to fruition are forgotten or taken for granted . This goes for all of us, who raise funds for different kaimkaryams.Appropriate and timely acknowledgemnts from AchAryAs or from the temples are a must. Unless , a donor wants to keep his or her privacy , which happens some time, the name of the particpants should be recorded in public and thanked . The AchAryAs should also be appraised of their SishyA's help . Now that we have started the distribution of the CD ROM after a lot of trials and tribulations in managing a new project , it is time to extend our sincere thanks to every one of you .If we have left out any one due to our inefficient book keeping , please correct us .The support came from BhakthAs here, Singapore and Bahrain as well as in India. First & foremost level of thanks and gratitude is to Srimath HH the Current Jeeyar of Ahobila Mutt , who blesses us all thru a video anugraha BhAshaNam at the beginning of this CD ROM . The help of the Ahobila Matam officials of North America in supporting this program in sending the collected funds to the Tax Free Foundation in India twice is very much appreciated . The CD ROM expressly has two screens at the begining and one at the end that acknowledges their valuable support . Our thanks are to Sriman Raghavan Rajaji , the President of the Sri Matam here and Sri P.Dileepan ,the secretary of the Mutt and other members of the Board for enthusing us to create the Vadakalai version of this CD ROM. The Tennkalai version is just about ready with support form an Indian philanthropher , who has advanced the funds as a loan to produce 500 copies for Tennkalai SampradhAyins and pay him back later from the successful marketing of that version to AasthikAs . Here is a "complete List " of the Donors in no particular order , who have generously supported this kaimkaryam and stood by patiently for extended periods of time , as we made the many revisions to the CD ROM during the past 12 months almost as we meandered thru a lot of trials and errors. Those BhakthAs ,whose copies have been mailed in the first round have an asterik next to their names (*). Those supporting BhakthAs , whose addresses are not available to me at this time are requested to send me their addresses to send the CD ROM . A dollar sign( $ ) after their names idnetifies them . I request all BhakthAs who have received the CD ROM to acknowledge receipt and to let us know of your kind comments/observations on the design and conetent. The "Complete list " is as follows to the best of my recollection : 1. Sriman R.Rajaji , Texas(*)-->CD ROM Sent 2. Sri Dileepan , Tennessee(*) 3. Sri Ram Kumar Gopalaswamy , Chennai ($)-->address needed ( A copy is alos being hand carried by Srimathi Jayashree Narasimhan of Singapore ) 4. Srimathi Nagu Satyan , Colorado(*) 5. Sri Balaji Soundararajan , California(*) 6. Srimathi Sheela belur , Maryland (*) (in memory of her dear Mother) 7. Sriman Chatari Ramesh, Colorado(*) 8. Sri Murali Kadambi, New Jersey(*) 9. Sri T.R.Govindarajan , New Jersey (*) 10.Sri G.Lakshmanan, New Jersey (*) 11.Sri Sampath Rengarajan , Michigan (*) 12.Sri Murali Rangaswamy , Massachusetts (*) 13.Sri Karalapakkam Anand , Chennai( Copy being hand carried by Srimathy Jayashree Narasimhan of Singapore ) 14.Sri Srinath Raghavan, Virginia 15.Sri Sudarsan Parthasarathy , Singapore 16.Sri Madhavakkannan , Singapore (*) 17.Srimathi Jayashree Narasimhan , Singapore (*) 18.Other Members of the Naama group , Singapore whose names Sri Madhavakannan is familiar with. 19. Sriman IVK Chary ,Chennai & Bahrain 20. Nine more members of Bahrain Bhakthi Group whose names will be provided by Sri Ananthan . The CD ROMs are being shipped to Sri Ananthan at Bahrain for local distribution. 29. Sri Balu Sekar(*), Ohio 30. Sri Diwakar Kannan (*), California 31. Sri Lakshmi Srinivas, San Rafel, CA (*) 32. Sri Krishna Vijayaraghavn , Massachusetts(*) 33. Sri Nadadur Madhavan , Virginia (*) 34. Sri Sriram , Nathamuni, WI (*) 35. Srimathi Indira Prathivathi , MD (*) 36. Sri N.Krishnamachari, IL (*) 37. Sri GeethAkrishNan Narasimhan , NY(*) 38. Sri S.Kuttalam , TX(*) 39. Sri Venkat Nagarajan , Canada (*) 40. Srimathi Vasudha Narayanan , FL(*) 41. Sri Raghu Komanduri, GA(*) 42. Sri Murali Vanamamalai, DE(*) 43. Sriram Ranganathan, NC(*) 44. Sri Mohan Sagar, CO(*) 45. Sri Najjar vasudevan , VA(*) 46. Sri Ramgopal Mudumbi , ID (*) 47. Sri Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan, NY (*) 48. Srimathi Veda Venaktesh , MO 49. Sri Anand Srinivasan , NJ 50. Sri Ramesh Srinivasan , San Jose, CA 51. Sri K.Sreekrishna , Cincinatti, OH 52. Sri Niranjan Bose, NH 53. Sri K.P.Sarathy , AL 54. Sri Raman kannan , NJ 55. Sri Srivatsan Narasimhan , OH (Away until Jan7) 56. Sri Sanjay Balaram ($), Chennai($) 57. Sri Valathur Muralidharan ($) 58. Sri Shreyas Sarangan , NJ ($) 59. Sri P.B. Aanand , Scottland , UK(*) 60. Sri Sarangapani Kidambi, WI ($) 61. Sri Ramesh Sarangapani ($) 62. Sri Nadadur Narasimhachari, VA($) 63. Sri S. Hosur, TX ($) 64. Sri Vic Sundararajan ($) 65. Sri Govindarajan Rangarajan 66. Sri Bharadvaj Jagannathan ($) 67. Sri K.R.Srinivasan , Lexmark, CO ($) 68. Sri Lakshmi Srinivasa ,Waltham , MA ($) Possible Additional Supporters : 69. Sri T.A. Varadhan , CO ($) 70. Sri Triplicane Vijay , CA($) 71. Sri Rama Srinivasan , WA ($) 72. Sri T.Krishnan , Buffalo , NY ($) I request the last four to confirm possible support and send us their addresses . This kaimkaryam has now been brought to the completion stage . Please spread the word about the release of the AchArya RaamAnujA CD ROM to your friends and relatives . In all probability , the next CD ROM project is going to be on the Twelve AzhwArs and their AruLIccheyalkaL . We need your good wishes for that project to be started in the new Millenium . Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil V.Sadagopan , NY and Melkote Sriman A. Alwar , Mysore .