Niranjan Navalgund and Vijay More jointly awarded’s Belgaumite of the Year 2012

Photo of author has completed FIVE successful years of educating, informing and keeping Belgaumites aware of Whats hot and Whats not across the Belgaum spectrum and beyond. (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

12Geographies globally contributed their valuable votes.

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. 

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5 thoughts on “Niranjan Navalgund and Vijay More jointly awarded’s Belgaumite of the Year 2012”

  1. I wish you a hearty Congratulations on this pleasant occasion. May your life always shower you with such happy and successful moments. Well done. Congratulations to both of you.

  2. Wonderful event Uday, and thanks for making me witness the event, all the very best to you and our AAB. Congratulation to Navalgund Niranjan and Vijay More.

  3. dear Uday, i am so glad that I attended the award function today. to say it was well-organized is an understatement. u take so much trouble, but, it was well worth it.
    felt so happy and proud to hear about the efforts put in by the people nominated.
    they are so brave and so hardworking. thank u very much Uday for letting us be a part of your award ceremony and also for the opportunity to meet and know such wonderful people.
    all the very best to you and your team.
    shonali khot

  4. Very good Uday. You are making it count for all the people who were nominated and to tell you with the pictures I saw here I would say I surely missed the occasion of being present there. But thank you for all the photos. Once again good job and very well done.


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