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43-Year-Old NRI Woman from Gujarat is all set to get a Place in Guinness Book of World Records for her Solo Car Journey of 32,000 km

This journey of the NRI woman will also be recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records

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November 28, 2016: An NRI woman from Gujarat’s Navsari district completed her solo car journey successfully and that too of 32,000 kilometres from the United Kingdom to India. She reached India at the Moreh Check post in Manipur on November 8.

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The 43-year old woman, Bharulata Kamble has expressed a desire to set up a healthcare facility in her native town. Kamble on Sunday made this announcement at her felicitation programme held in her native town Navsari which was organised by the local civic body.
Before coming down to Navsari, she had made a halt at Vadodara, she was felicitated at Mayfair Atrium art gallery.

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According to PTI, “During her journey, she traversed across 32 countries in 57 days from the United Kingdom to India to spread the message of Save girls, Educate girls.”
On the occasion, Kamble said, “through this solo drive, I connected with people in 32 countries and raised funds for setting up a healthcare facility (modern hospital) in my hometown in Navsari. I have seen my grandfather die on a hospital bed due to lack of adequate medicare in Navsari.”

She is said to be the first woman to visit the most countries in only 57 days covering a distance of over 32,000 kilometers.

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She covered the distance by driving through nine mountain ranges, three deserts and two continents. And, these include 5,500 km of mountain driving reaching an altitude of 3,700-4000 metres above sea level, and also driving through 2,500 km desert areas. This journey will also be recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Raja Chari: Indian American Astronaut chosen by NASA

Raja Chari, an American of Indian descent, has been chosen by NASA as one of the 12 astronauts for a new space mission.

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  • Raja Chari is an American of Indian descent chosen by NASA for the new batch of astronauts
  • Currently, he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force
  • Chari will have to go through two years of astronaut training which begins in August

June 06, 2017: NASA has chosen 12 astronauts out of a record-breaking 18,300 applications for upcoming space missions. An American of Indian descent, Raja Chari, has successfully earned his spot in the top 12.

The astronauts were selected on the basis of expertise, education, and physical tests. This batch of 12 astronauts is the largest group selected by NASA since two decades. The group consisting of 7 men and 5 women surpassed the minimum requirements of NASA.

Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Chari graduated from Air Force Academy in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Astronautical Engineering and Engineering Science. He went on to complete his master’s in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The astronaut is also a graduate of US Naval Test Pilot School.

Currently, Raja Chari is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. He is the commander of 461st Flight Test Squadron and director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

After Late Kalpana Chawla, Lt. Col. Raja Chari is the second Indian American astronaut chosen by NASA.

The 12 astronauts will have to go through two years of training. Upon completion, they will be assigned their missions ranging from research at the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft by private companies, to flying on deep space missions on NASA’s Orion Spacecraft.

The US Vice-President Mike Pence visited the Johnson Space Centre in Houston to announce and congratulate the new batch. Pence also said that President Trump is “fully committed” to NASA’s missions in space.

by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2393