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India Celebrates National Farmers Day

India celebrates National Farmers Day on 23rd December to commemorate the birth anniversary of the 5th Prime Minister of India, Choudhary Charan Singh. He was a farmer’s leader and he had introduced many policies to improve the lives of the Indian farmers.

Choudhary Charan Singh

Choudhary Charan Singh served as the Prime Minister of India between 28 July 1979 and 14 January 1980.  He is often referred to as the ‘champion of India’s peasants.

Choudhary Charan Singh was born on 23 December 1902 in a rural peasant Jat family. He entered into politics during the Independence Movement motivated by Gandhiji and he served as a member of Legislative Assembly of the United Provinces elected in 1937.

In the post-independence period, he was one of three principal leaders of Congress from Uttar Pradesh. He defected from the Congress in 1967 and became the first non-Congress chief minister of UP. He became Prime Minister in the year 1979. He died in 1987. His memorial in New Delhi is named as Kisan Ghat.

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Vedangi Kulkarni: Indian woman becomes fastest Asian to cycle the Globe

A 20-year-old Pune woman Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. She has completed the 29,000 km distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe. She has spent 159 days peddling up to 300 km a day in 14 countries.

The world record is in the name of British adventurer Jenny Graham (38) who had cycled the globe in 124 days in 2018.

Her Journey

She started off from Perth. She cycled across Australia to reach Brisbane. From Brisbane, she flew to Wellington, New Zealand, for cycling the entire country north to south. Then she took a flight across the International Date Line to Western Canada’s Vancouver. From Vancouver, she travelled eastward till Halifax. Then she flew to Europe and started from Iceland and later cycled through Portugal, Spain France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland to enter Russia. From Russia, she flew to India for doing the last 4,000 km. From India, she will now fly to Australia and cycle 15 Km to reach the place from where she had started, to complete her journey.

Vedangi lugged the cycle with the heavy luggage that includes cycle tools, camping equipment and clothing in desolate stretches all alone and did not have anyone accompanying her for over 80 per cent of the route.

About Vedangi Kulkarni:

Vedangi Kulkarni hails from Pune. Her father’s name is Vivek Kulkarni. She is currently pursuing a degree in sports management from the University of Bournemouth in the UK.

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