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Educational achievements Archives

April 19, 2005

Spelling Bee champion

Nilesh K Raval, 12, son of Dr. Kaushik Raval and Smt. Pratibhaben Raval of Saginaw Township won the 30th Annual Michigan Saginaw County Spelling Bee held at Arthur Hill High School. This is his second consecutive win.

Nilesh is presently studying in his seventh grade at Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy. He has won numerous awards in Science and various sports activities. He is nominated by Discovery Channel to participate for the second year in Young Scientist Challenge.

August 19, 2005

North South Senior Spelling Bee National Champion

Nilesh Rawal - spelling bee champ

It is with great honour and pleasure to announce that our Grandson Master Nilesh Raval was declared a National Champion in Senior Spelling Bee Competition. He won the first prize and was awarded a big trophy plus $1,000 Scholarship.

The 2005 Senior Spelling Bee Competition Event was organized under the auspices of North South Foundation. It took place on August 06, 2005 at North Western University, Evanston, IL.

We pray for the sincere Bleassings of the Citizens of the Nagar Community for his success in future.

- Mahendra & Kokila Joshi.

Our congratulations and best wishes for continued success to Nilesh.
The complete list of winners is on the
North South Foundation website.

January 3, 2006

Congrats to Umangi Bhatt

Graduation photo of Ms. Umangi Bhatt

Umangi Bhatt, daughter of Trupti and Praful Bhatt, graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMBC, Maryland. She is a resident of Baltimore, Maryland. She will continue working with a leading corporation in Maryland.

NAGAR convey their heartiest congratulation on her graduation and best wishes on her new career as a Mechanical Engineer.

May 30, 2006

Anand Mehta in top 16 in US in debate competition

Anand Mehta, son of Yogesh and Chetna Mehta, was in the top 16 in the country in a debate competition.

Congratulations, Anand!

Anand Mehta, a high school senior of Loyola School, Baltimore, Maryland performed an outstanding award-winning presentation and was selected as one of Octa Finalists in "Policy Debate and Original Oratory" at the National Catholic Forensics League Grand National Tournament held at Chicago, Illinois. 507 schools participated in the competition.

Anand Mehta is the youngest son of Yogesh and Chetna Mehta and brother of Vivek Mehta, the Treasurer (NAM), of Baltimore, Maryland.

June 5, 2006

Dr. Omita Ashit Trivedi to receive the Young Scientist award from Indian National Science Academy

Congratulations to Dr. Omita Ashit Trivedi on the Young Scientist award from Indian National Science Academy

Dr Omita Ashit Trivedi , PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Chicago, has been awarded the Young Scientist award from Indian National Science Academy for discovering a new class of enzyme for fatty acid activation and elucidating biochemical cross talk between fatty acid syntheses and polyketide syntheses in mycobacteria.

Dr. Omita Trivedi, current resident of Chicago, Illinois is the daughter of Sangita and Chandravadan Mehta, Ahmedabad, India.

NAGAR convey the heartiest congratulations to Dr. Omita Ashit Trivedi for her outstanding achievement.

June 11, 2006

Moha Antani wins National honours at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Image of Moha with her medal

Moha, daughter of Bhargav and Jalashree Antani of New Jersey, a Grade 9 student at East Brunswick's Junior High school has won the National honours at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Awards were celebrated on the 8th of June 2006 at the World Famous Carnegie Hall in New York.

Moha received the Silver Award in Writing for her 44-page movie script "The Lorkshire Mystery". Moha was among the few students selected out of over 250,000 entries for the national awards (Gold and Silver) across the US.

Details of this program are here.

Congratulations to Moha from Mom, Dad, sister (Isha), Grandma (Nalini), uncle Mahesh Nanavaty and aunt Charuben Nanavaty!

December 3, 2006

Ruchit Nagar of Houston recognized by Duke's Talent Identification Program

Ruchit, son of Bhupesh and Rupa Nagar of Houston, a grade 8 student now at Village School was recognized at Duke's Grand Recognition ceremony as part of Duke's Talent Identification Program. This year, the ceremony was held in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke University, Durham, NC on Monday, May 22, 2006.

Each year, top 2% students scoring at the highest levels are invited to attend the Grand Recognition ceremony at Duke University. This year total 69,144 qualified students took SAT.

Details on this Duke's program and ceremony are here and details on this Duke's program and resutls are here.

Heartiest congratulations to Ruchit from mummy, daddy, grand parents, relatives and family friends.

NAGAR also congratulates Ruchit on his outstanding academic achievement.

April 17, 2007

Aatman Shah admitted to MIT


Aatman Shah, son of Vaidehi and Mukesh Shah, of Plano, Texas has been admitted to the undergraduate program at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA.

Update (May 27 2007): Aatman's interview published in the Plano Star Courier newspaper


Plano students aim for success in Northeast

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of three stories about Plano ISD
valedictorians and salutatorians. Plano Senior High School students are
features today, Plano East students will be featured Thursday and Plano West
students Friday.

Plano Senior High School salutatorian Aatman Shah discussed with
a Plano Star Courier reporter his high school experience and
future plans.

By Adam Rosenfield, Staff Writer
(Created: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 1:00 AM CDT)

Aatman Shah: July 6, 1989

AS: I was born in Dallas but have lived in Plano since I was three years old.

AS: 4.59

Future plans
AS: I want to study the brain.

Career plans
AS: I want to be a neurosurgeon, or do some scientific research on the brain.

How has Plano Senior helped you advance?
AS: It's taught me the value of hard work and persistence. The harder you work,
the luckier you are.

Favorite school subject
AS: Psychology

Why did you choose your specific career path?
AS: Of all the parts of our body, we know least about the brain. I want to be
on the frontier of uncharterd territory, kind of like Cabeza de Vaca (Cabeza
means head in Spanish) was for exploration.

Where are you going to college, and why?
AS: MIT. It has the largest neuroscience division in the world, and is a place
where I can get the most exposure.

Any other colleges you were accepted to?
AS: University of Texas, Washington University in St. Louis, Cornell University
and Duke University

Any scholarships?
AS: None. My parents are footing the bill.

AS: One older sister who is a freshman at University of Pennsylvania.

Who/what was your academic inspiration?
AS: All of my teachers. I look up to my grandfather because he came from a poor
village in India and came to America with only two pairs of pants. He then
became a cadiovascular surgeon and worked at Baylor Medical Center for the
longest time.

If you could have dinner with any five people, who would they be?
AS: Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, Buddha and John Ritter (deceased comedian).

What is your favorite place?
AS: Outside of Plano, probably Cancun or Cozymel. In Plano, I enjoy Arbor Hills
Nature Preserve.

If you were President of the United States for a day, what would you do?
AS: I'd legalize marijuana...just kidding. My parents would kill me if I did
that. In all seriousness, I would pass Congressman Sam Johnson's social
security reform.

What was your favorite high-school memory?
AS: Hanging out in the library and talking with friends. I had deep
conversations - and silly ones - and I learned just as much in the library as I
did in the actual class.

What was your childhood dream?
AS: I always wanted to work in some capacity with the brain.

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Aatman has had an outstanding academic career including:

• School Rank – 2nd out of 1,277 students.
• Semifinalist – Intel Science Talent Search Competition - 2007
• Semifinalist – Siemens Westinghouse Science Competition (2006- 07)
• Vice President of LASER Club - Learning About Science and Engineering Research
• Life time member of MENSA
• Artist – Visual Art: specializing in various mediums of art such as oil painting, charcoal, Pencil sketches, pastels, and watercolor. Won many awards at local, district, regional & state level
• President of Art Club - student founder
• Captain of Debate team – elected.
• Member of NFL (National Forensic League). Qualified for this membership through participating in high school speech activities.
• Science Fair Competitions - Won district, regional & state awards.
• National Honor Society – Member through out school career.
• Member of Congressional Youth Advisory Council for Congressman Sam Johnson of 3rd congressional district. One of the few students selected out of 150 students.
• Published article in the Congressional Record by the Government Printing office on Air Force Captain Scott O’Grady’s interview, preserved for antiquity.
• Community Service - Volunteered 200 hours at local hospitals & Clinics.

Our best wishes to Aatman and his family for his continued academic success.

June 22, 2007

Dr. Unnati Subodh Nanavati gets scholarship, to start PG studies

Dr. Unnati Subodh Nanavati, daughter of Dr. Subodh Nanavati and Dr. Pallavi Nanavati (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) has been accepted at Loma Lind University, Caliofornia, for post-graduate studies in Physical Therapy.She will join LLU in September 2007.

She has been offered Assistantship (Scholarship ) by LLU to the tune of $6000.00 per anum.

Congratulations to Unnati and her family on this educational achievement.

July 2, 2007

Isha Antani graduates Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University

Isha Antani, daughter of Bhargav and Jalashree Antani of New Jersey (USA), has graduated with high honours and Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University majoring in Genetics and minoring in Art History. Isha completed the 4 year program in three years and was awarded the degree this past May.

Congratulations to Isha and her family on this commendable educational achievement.

July 31, 2007

Kunil Raval graduates BSc with High Honors; admitted to MD/PhD program with full scholarship

Kunil Rawal

Kunil Raval, son of Dr Kaushik and Pratibha Raval of Saginaw, Michigan (USA) has graduated in May 2007 with high honors B.Sc(Hon) degree from Michigan State University. He has completed 4 year program majoring in Bio-chemistry and Molecular Biology with Chemistry.

Kunil Raval has secured admission in a prestigious School of Medicine at University of Wisconsin, Madison under MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program) winning the full scholarship. At the end of his program, he will be awarded with two doctoral degrees of MD/Ph.D.

Congratulations to Kunil and his parents upon Kunil's graduation with B.Sc.(Hon) degree, direct admission to MD/Ph.D. program and winning full scholarship!

NAGAR wish him good luck for a successful medical career and have his all dreams come true!

(Prepared by Kunil's Grandparents - Shri Mahendra Joshi & Smt. Kokilaben Joshi, Glendale, Arizona)

September 17, 2007

Shuchi Kharod graduates Summa Cum Laude; will pursue post-graduate studies

Shuchi Kharod (d/o Dyuti and Nikunj Kharod - St.Louis,MO) graduated with honors and Summa Cum Laude as a bachelors in Communication Science Disorder (Speech therapy). She participated in research programs at under-graduate level and is now bound for Masters degree with scholarship at Northwestern University in Chicago.

NAGAR congratulates Shuchi and her family on her educational achievement and wishes her the best for her further education.

September 26, 2007

Vrushank Buch awarded Gold Medal in Post Graduate M.Tech degree from NITK Surathkal

Vrushank Buch (son of Dr. B.H.Buch and Janki Buch) has completed his M.Tech (Advanced Manufacturing Engineering) from National Institute of Technology (Karnataka), which is amongst the top 10 in the country.

He secured the First rank with an overall CGPA of 9.6/10 and has been awarded the GOLD MEDAL by the institute.

He will be joining as Deputy Manager (Product Devp.) with a leading Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer.

NAGAR congratulates Vrushank and his family on his exceptional educational achievement and wishes him the best in his future.

January 23, 2008

Parthsarthy Vaishnav, successfully completed his CPA...

Congratulations to Parthsarthy Vaishnav for successfully completing his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. This adds to his impressive credentials of MS in Accounting from Leventhal School of Accounting from University of Southern California (USC) and Chartered Accountant (CA) from India.

Parthsarthy Vaishnav is son of Mayuri and Uday Vaishnav of Glendale, California.

NAGAR wish him continued success in achieving many more personal and professional milestones!

March 23, 2008

Dr. Unnati Subodh Nanavati passes Physiotherapy Licensure Examination

Dr. Unnati Subodh Nanavati, daughter of Dr. Subodh Nanavati and Dr. Pallavi Nanavati from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has passed Licensure Examination in Physiotherapy from State of Michigan, USA.

We had earlier published news of her getting a scholarship for advanced studies.

NAGAR congratulates Unnati and her family on her educational achievement and wishes her good luck in her professional life.

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