Indian medico wins coveted Russian award
Anuj Gupte, a resident of Vashi, has bagged 'Student of the Year 2009'award in St Petersburg, Russia. Anuj, a student of St Petersburg State Paediatric Medical Academy, was bestowed upon the award for his consistent performance throughout the year.
Reacting on reception of the honour, Anuj, a former student of St Xavier's College, Nerul said, "I was not only very happy but also shocked to get the award. I was told that reaching finals of the contest was in itself a big achievement and then winning the competition was quite amazing. I was the only Indian to reach finals. The news of me winning the award hit on TV channels here, in my academy monthly paper and everyone spoke of it."
Anuj, the fifth year student of the medical academy, was chosen for the award from among 1.5 million students from across the St Petersburg state. The students were selected in a particular order. First the deans, rectors and higher officials were supposed to select the best student from their institutes. After that the organisers picked up 27 students for nine different nominations that is three students competing in each category.
The students were judged on various grounds. First of them was academic record of the student in past years. Secondly, every candidate had to submit his characteristics written by their respective dean, principal or director. The extra curricular activities of the student were considered as third parameter.
The participants of the competition hailed from different universities and fields like arts, commerce, science, architecture and drama schools and belonged to different nations.
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