Three 10th standard school-girls Ms. Priyanka Dhole, Ms. vaibhavi Kale, Ms. Tejasvi Oswal from Dastur school had come over. They want to try setting up a Varunyantra in their school compound. I said if your principal permits, why not. Otherwise build a small miniature mode and demonstrate. They were quite enthusiastic. One of them said she will show the website to the Principal and see if she can get permission. I should them the Varunyantra. They took some pictures.
Later went to A2Z chemical supplier and bought 9 kgs of Ammonium Chloride. Ordered another 100 Kg. Mr. rajubhai Shah the proprietor had read the Sakal and Maharashtra times article and was very receptive. He said he can pack NH4Cl in bags of 5 kg. His price is a bit high.
Another supplier Shri santosh Gojare of Siddhivinayak Minerals Shelpimpalgaon, Taluka Khed sent me a quote by an email, and I phoned him to send sample 50 Kg of Ammonium Chloride.
Went to Sakal office to change the Marathi presentation with Shri Tirmare; he was on leave. So sat for an hour at his table (thanks to his boss Shri Thigle) and revised the Varunyantra website.
Had a good meeting in AgroOne office with Shri Pramod Rajebhosake [Chief manager], Shri Adinath Chavan[Editor] and Shri Uddhav Bhadsalkar[Chief reporter, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Sakal]. The Maharashtra whirlwind tour first leg dates were decided as 22nd June Koljapur, 23rd June Sangli and 24th June Solapur. I will be provided a vehicle to take me to Nanded on Sunday the 13th June via Aurangabad and a Saam TV team will accompany me from Aurangabad. Kolhapur stay arrangements will be made. The booklet on Varunyantra will be finalised and printed. It is good to have backing of the Sakal group. Satya sankalpancha vali ishwar asato.
Later called up Dr. Parasnis and he agreed to join me to come to Sujlegaon. Also called Avi and he may come from Kolkata and join the trip.
Got a book "Meteorology: Ground Studies for Pilots" by Underdown & Standen from Wing Commander Kasbekar. (yet another book to read)
Things are moving.