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Gujarat girl, Prachi Vaidya climbs 17,000 ft Mt Shitidhar

She was the only girl to be picked up from Gujarat for the National Cadet Corps (NCC) mountaineering expedition. And, 19-year-old Prachi Vaidya did the state proud when she completed the expedition at Shitidhar Peak in Himachal Pradesh successfully. Among the group of 10 girls, that began the expedition on October 2, Prachi and a girl from Ladakh were the only ones who managed to climb the 17,062-foot Shitidhar peak. They returned to the base on October 7.

It was a proud moment for Prachis family and Gujarat NCC that lauded the girl for her achievement. Major General Dilawar Singh, additional director general of National Cadet Corps (NCC), Gujarat appreciated Prachi on Monday and also gave her promotion. Prachi has been promoted from Cadet Warrant Office to Cadet Under Officer as appreciation after she climbed the peak successfully, said Prachi s father Sandip Vaidya.


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Ahmedabad swimmer Neil Contractor wins bronze at Israel meet

He was part of the Indian team that won 4x50m bronze medal at world schools competition.

Neil Contractor, the 15-year-old swimmer from Ahmedabad, added another feather in his cap when his team snapped up the bronze medal in the 4x50m free style medley at the International School Sport Federation Swim Cup-2013 held at Herzliya in Israel.

Neil was part of the four-member Indian team comprising Rohit Imoliya (Madhya Pradesh), Likith Selvaraj (Karnataka) and Rakshith Shetty (Maharashtra).

It wasn’t easy going for the Indians after they qualified for the medal round. They had to contend with swimming powerhouses like China, Poland, France and Germany.

Eventually, the Germans were the fastest clinching gold with a collective time of 1:50.40, ahead of Turkey (1:49.77) who got the silver. The Indians clocked 1:49.31 and settled for the third position after edging past Poland by 0.02 sec and China by two seconds.

Neil was the fastest among the Indians completing his task — 50m — in 0:24.25sec.  His coach, Kamlesh Nanavati, said the medal will boost Neil’s confidence for future endeavours.

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Prachi Vaidya & Prathana Vaidya are awarded  for GIRNAR TEJSVINI AWARD FOR STRI - RATNA OF GUJARAT. {WOMEN}


>> PRACHI (youngest mountaineer of India)
>> PRARTHANA (youngest mountaineer of World)

The Programme is to be telecast on DD Girnar on 8/3/2013 @ 4:00 pm to 6:55 pm AND on 9/3/2013 @ 9:00 am

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Spell Bee 2013 winners

Shanti Asiatic, takes top honour Spell Bee Winner Will Now Take Part In The Semi-Finals TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad hosted season five of the city finals of Radio Mirchi and HDFC Life’s ‘Spell Bee – India Spells 2013’ on Sunday. In what can be termed as India’s biggest and only spelling contest, standard VIII student Kartikey Sharma of Shanti Asiatic School, Ahmedabad emerged as the winner. He will now proceed to compete in the semi-finals of the competition. HDFC Life Spell Bee India Spells 2013 is the Indian counterpart of the highly acclaimed Scripps National Spelling Bee, USA.


The initial round of this spelling competition received an outstanding response. Ahmedabad is one of the 35 cities in which such city-finals were held over the month. The top two spellers from each city will then compete with each other in the next round. Of these, the top 16 scorers across India will battle it out in the grand finals of HDFC Life Spell Bee to be held in Mumbai in February 2013.

As many as 434 spelling enthusiasts from across the city participated in the fifth edition, aremarkable surge in the number of participants. This reiterates the popularity of Spell Bee not only among the school students, but parents as well.

In the initial phase, an on-ground exercise was conducted across 20 schools in Ahmedabad where children were given spelling tests. Top 20 scorers from each school then competed in the city finals round. The culmination of Spell Bee 2013 will see a grueling competition between the top 16 scorers of India to win the title of India’s Spelling Champion. The winner will be felicitated with cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a trip to Washington DC along with a parent to witness the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee live.

The Times Of India
4 February, 2013

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Swami Vivekananda 150th birth anniversary celebrated

The procession began and culminated at Navlakhi Grounds. It passed through Kothi Crossroads, Raopura, Gandhi Nagargruh, Nyay Mandir and Rajmahal Road.

Students of BRG Sports-Culture-Education Forum, Urmi School and GPS School got an entry into the Guinness World Records for making the largest human torch.

The event was held at Akota Stadium in the city and adjudicators of the Guinness World Records were also present.

At least 1,538 students formed the torch for eight minutes to make the record. The torch was 186-feet-long and 54-feet-broad.

A crane was used to photograph the event and facilitate its adjudication.

The events were planned in the city as Vivekananda had stayed in the city for a few days during the reign of Maharaja Sayajirao III. Vivekananda also held Sayajirao in high esteem.

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