Niranjan Navalgund and Vijay More jointly awarded AllAboutBelgaum.com’s Belgaumite of the Year 2012
AllAboutBelgaum.com has completed FIVE successful years of educating, informing and keeping Belgaumites aware of Whats hot and Whats not across the Belgaum spectrum and beyond.
AllAboutBelgaum.com (AAB) is a premier website on the city of Belgaum. This is the THIRD year of the Belgaumite (person) of the year 2012.
The response to the activity was overwhelming and a whole bundle of people spread across multiple
Niranjan Navalgund and Vijay More were declared joint winners as both got the same percentage of votes through online voting.
Dr.Nitin Khot was the chief guest and he honored Winners.
The Nominees were: Yvonne Lomax, Anita Rodrigues, Vijay More, Rajesh Shinde, Deepak Dhadoti, Navalgund Niranjan, Moin Junnedi & Suresh Hundre.
About the Winners:
Navalgund Niranjan – Playing chess since 8 years Niranjan is a International FIDE Rated chess player who has won National U-17 Chess Championship
• Represented Belgaum Dist & was one among the Karnataka team in the Educational Deptt National level Chess Championship where he bagged medals continuously for 3 years & was successful in bringing the team championship to Belgaum.
• He is the first chess player from Northern Karnataka who represented India in the Commonwealth and Asian Chess Championships. He won an individual Silver medal in the Commonwealth & 2 Team Gold medals in the Asian championship.
Vijay More – To go beyond the living and care even for the dead is the driving force of this less heralded Belgaumite. He has been of great service to society. Having done the last rites for and cremated about 413 forgotten souls, he took care of 35 such cases in the year 2012. He has helped the Kallava Sidhogi, an athelete, and raised money for her treatment. He is also the man-in-charge at Shantai Vrudhashrama where the elderly occupants rejected by their loved ones or those with none to care for, look up to him as son in their twilight years. Vijay More is also involved in various activities at the Civil Hospital with the TB ward.
The students of CBALC managed the event.