Ahmedabad News Roundup |Himalayan bird spotted in the city, miniature replica of ICC trophy & more
From India's ambitious plan to host Olympic & Paralympic games in the year 2036 to the massive drop which has been registered in local language enrollments of Gujarat Vidyapith, read on to know more about the latest trending Ahmedabad news highlights.
Massive drop registered in local language enrollments in Guj. Vidyapith
The centuries-old Gujarat Vidyapith in Ahmedabad has reportedly been experiencing a significant decline in enrollments for its courses in local languages. This decline has reached record lows, with minimal to no registrations in certain languages, particularly after the pandemic period. The varsity is now making efforts to broaden its outreach through media agencies to encourage registrations in its local language courses.
Local jeweller crafts miniature replica of ICC WC trophy
Amid all the hype around the ongoing ICC Men's ODI World Cup, Rauf Sheikh, a local jeweller from Ahmedabad has now created a miniature replica of the World Cup 2023 trophy. During the 2014 World Cup, Rauf crafted a similar trophy weighing 1.200 grams. However this time, he has broken his record by perfecting another gold trophy weighing just 0.9 grams.
Himalayan orange-headed thrush spotted in Gujarat
The orange-headed thrush, a small and brightly coloured bird typically native to Himalayan regions, the Eastern Ghats, and Sri Lanka, was recently sighted in Ahmedabad. This observation was made by a member of the Gujarat-based birdwatching community, and as a result, the thrush has been added to the state's species database, bringing the total number of bird species in the region to 117.
India to bid for hosting 2036 Olympic & Paralympic Games
With the 2024 session of Olympic game finalized to be host in Paris, 2028 in Los Angeles and 2032 in Brisbane, India too is now eyeing to host the 2036 Olympics and Paralympics games for the 2036 session. Hosting Olympics has remained an 'Age-old dream for India' and thus, the nation will be bidding to host the game in the International Olympic Commission session.
A well-preserved collection of over 1,200 cricket post stamps, showcased by Kerala priest
Father Tom John, hailing from Chundale village in Kerala, has a remarkable passion for both cricket and collecting postal stamps. Although stamp collecting has become a somewhat extinct hobby in recent years, Father Tom John has managed to amass an impressive collection of 1,200 cricket-related stamps from various countries. His love for cricket is so profound that he will also be attending the World Cup final in Ahmedabad on Nov 19.