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With 20 degrees, Nagpur’s Dr Shrikant Jichkar was the most qualified person in India

With 20 degrees, Dr Shrikant Jichkar from Nagpur was officially the most qualified person in India as per Limca Book of Records.
Dr Shrikant Jichkar

On Dr Shrikant Jichkar’s 68th birth anniversary, Nation Next pays homage to the most qualified person in India.

Dr Shrikant Jichkar from Nagpur was officially known as India’s most qualified person. Jichkar during his entire lifetime had obtained 20 degrees. Moreover, Jichkar even made it to the Limca Book of Records for being the most qualified person in India.

Born in Katol near Nagpur in Maharashtra in 1954, Jichkar was barely 19-year-old when he started his journey in the field of education. Jichkar was so much engrossed in studies that between the years 1973-1990, he spent all his summers and winters appearing for 42 university exams. While he stood merit in most of his degrees, he also obtained several gold medals as well.

Jichkar obtained his MBBS, LLB, MBA, DBM, Bachelors in Journalism as well as his MA degrees in Public Administration, Sociology, Economics, History, English Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology and Psychology to name a few. Not just this, he even secured a D Litt in Sanskrit – highest of any degree granted by a university. He even established a Sanskrit University in Maharashtra and served as its Chancellor.

Some of the degrees that Jichkar earned in his lifetime:

1. Medical Doctor, MBBS and MD
2. Law, LL.B.
3. International Law, LL.M.
4. Masters in Business Administration, DBM and MBA
5. Bachelors in Journalism
6. M.A. Public Administration
7. M.A. Sociology
8. M.A. Economics
9. M.A. Sanskrit
10. M.A. History
11. M.A. English Literature
12. M.A. Philosophy
13.M.A. Political Science
14. M.A. Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
15. M.A Psychology
16. D. Litt. Sanskrit – the highest of degrees in a University
17. IPS 
18. IAS

With 20 degrees, Dr Shrikant Jichkar from Nagpur was officially the most qualified person in India as per Limca Book of Records.
Dr Shrikant Jichkar

In 1978, he appeared for the Indian Civil Service examination and was selected for the Indian Police Service (IPS). However, he resigned and reappeared for the exams and got selected for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). After serving as an IAS officer for four months, in early eighties, he contested the assembly elections and became an MLA.

At 26, he became the youngest MLA in the country and had 14 portfolios to his credit! Subsequently, he also went on to become an MLC and a Rajya Sabha member in the following years. He?d also served as Minister of State in the Government of Maharashtra. However, Jichkar in 1999 lost the Rajya Sabha elections.

Being an avid reader, academician, painter, professional photographer, and stage actor, he had one of the biggest personal libraries in India with more than 52,000 books. He even represented India at the UNESCO and founded Sandipani School at Nagpur in 1992.

In September 2000, Jichkar was treated for falciparum malaria and tuberculosis after he developed high fever. However, there was no change in his condition.

He was flown down to the US where he was admitted to the State University of New York Hospital in Brooklyn. That’s when he was diagnosed with an aggressive and a very rare form of cancer, located in his adrenal glands, which was in its last stages.

The doctor told him that he had only 15 days left; that’s when he decided to fight cancer. After a long treatment in the US for several months, he fully recovered.

But destiny had some other plans for Jichkar. On June 2, 2004, 49-year-old Jichkar while diving back his friend Shriram Dhawad home from his farm near Nagpur, died in a car accident, after a bus slammed into his vehicle.

Dr Shrikant Jichkar was the most inspiring academician-scholar-politicain that India ever had!

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17-year-old girl gang-raped in car at Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur Police arrested two men on Wednesday for allegedly gang-raping a 17-year-old girl in a car on Monday…

2 arrested after gang raping 17-yr-old in car | Nagpur

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Nagpur Police arrested two men on Wednesday for allegedly gang-raping a 17-year-old girl in a car in Saoner (40 kms from Nagpur city) on Monday. The cops, initiated an extensive search immediately after receiving a complaint and arrested the two. 
The two accused convinced the teenage girl to travel with them in car by offering her to drop her at her destination. The survivor, who was clueless about the accused’s intentions, helped them by giving directions for the destination.
Cops said the two, however, took a detour on the way and took her to an isolated place, parked the car and allegedly gang-raped her. The duo has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, among other charges.

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Nagpur citizens walk to celebrate city’s heritage ahead of Republic Day | In Pictures




Avani Arya | Nagpur
On the account of arriving Republic Day festival, a heritage dialogue was held on January 22, 2023. The aim was to celebrate the buildings that are living witnesses of the spirit of power centres belonging to today’s Indian democracy and the era of 1903 when Nagpur was the capital of the Central Provinces.
The walk included a brief narrative from 1861, where after the mutiny, the detached position of Nagpur District and territories of Saugor and Nerbudda led to the formation of a new province termed “Central Province.”
The walk covered the architecture of the structures that were the centre of British rule in the central provinces. Various public buildings of that era, such as the old secretariat, the old High Court building, and the General Post Office, which are eminent examples of British colonial architecture, were covered. Materials like sandstone, basalt, and brick masonry are used to craft the elements of the building’s architecture.
During the walk, the stickers designed by team Sakha were distributed to participants as a souvenir, which was one of the key attractions for the participants and a reason for enthusiasm too.
The walk was followed by snacks and tea, over which dialogues on improving the condition of heritage structures were held. The citizens sharing their independent opinions was the true celebration of Indian democracy.
The walk was organised under the leadership of Ar Sandeep Pathe by team Sakha, which includes Ar Mayuri Deodhar, Ar Amruta Gangakhedkar, Ar Renuka Marotkar, Ar Yashwardhan Pincha, Ar Asmita Korpenwar, Ms Anjali Karpate, Ms Sakshi Mishra, Ms Shruti Beohar and Ms Vrushal Gurbaxani
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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision organises kidathon, 4000 children participate




Avani Arya | Nagpur

Rotary club of Nagpur Vision organized a marathon for children on January 22, 2023 called as RCNV KIDATHON. The venue was WCL ground, Civil Lines where approximately 4000 children between the age group pf 7-15 years participated.

They were divided into three groups of three km, four km and five km according to the age. Children of age seven to 10 participated in three km, 11-13 in four km and 14 – 15 in five km marathon. The motto behind this marathon was to encourage and educate children about out door activities and importance of exercise.

Fund raised by this event was donated to Gram Heeth for the benefit of farmers. The event was flagged-off by the hands of the Chief Guests, NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B and Dr Amit Samarth at half past six in the morning.

Different routes were planned for the children under the strict security of RCNV volunteers and police. Once the children finished the marathon they were handed goodie bags, certificates and medals.

The sponsors for this mega event were Mauli group, Parekh brothers, Ajinkya tutorials, Oak & Chisel, Xenicon Healthcare, Gaysons, Dinshaws, Treat ice cream, Bharatvarsh farms, Diamond chips, Icad Adventures and you, Sunder biscuits, Kamal Chabrani. Medical partner for the event was Seven Star Hospital.

The mega event took place under the guidance and supervision of RCNV President Dr Shivani Sule, Treasurer Rtn Ritesh Amidwar, Chairperson and huge number of volunteers from the club.

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