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It was indeed an extremely wonderful occasion yesterday at Press Club Of India when good number of admirers, fans and well wishers of Devanshi Rana thronged the PCI precincts to watch her being felicitated with good number of honours by various socio journalistic organisations, the best being the PRIDE OF UTTARAKHAND, INDIA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AS A MERELY 18 YEAR OLD SHOOTER AND BRINGING LAURELS FOR INDIA AND UTTARAKHAND BY BAGGING BACK TO BACK TWO GOLD MEDALS IN PISTOL SHOOTING IN THE WORLD CUP JUNIOR SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

The ocassion was really mesmerising which bore more a festive look as prominent folklore singer of Jaunsaar, Uttarakhand, Reshma and the traditional musicians with children in the folk dresses performing, won the hearts of all those present.

The eminent literateur and writer Mangalesh Dabral blessed Devanshi and wished her all the very best for her more outstanding illustrious career in Asian, Commonwealth and world Olympics in the years to come.

The grand father of Devanshi, the current president of Uttranchal Rifles Association and former minister could’nt control his emotions and literally wept while explaining to the audience as to how he has struggled hard with negligible resources to ensure that his internationally shooting champion and Arjun Awardee Jaspal Rana reaches the top slot in shooting while he was starting his career in ace shooting.

He catagorically said: Devanshi has to go to ahead with more concentration, struggle, vigour and vitality to bring Gold Medal for the country in World Oympics amid huge cheers and clappings from the crowd and that she will surely accomplish the target in the years to come.

Senior journalist Rajiv Nayan Bahuguna comparing Devanshi’s grand father Narayan Singh Rana with Dronacharya of Mahabharata said that the way he is training the budding shooters to reach the top in the national and international championships and has devoted his entire life for the cause in Uttarakhand and India, ( he)fully deserves to be lauded as a master coach in shooting. Even Devanshi while praising her grandpa said that he is the real force of inspiration behind her global victory.

The sr journalist Suresh Nautiyal too praised Devanshi for her outstanding achievement and said that she has become the role model for the budding sportspersons all over the country.

Sr. journalist Vijendra Rawat congratulated the whole Rana family for their outstanding contribution in the pistol and rifle shooting and bringing several golds for the country.

The organisations which honoured Devanshi with Pride of India and Uttarakhand awards were Uttarakhand Journalists Forum, Akhil Bhartiya Uttarakhand Maha Sabha, Uttarakhand Chintan and Garhwal Heroes Footbal Club.

The Lansdowne Old Association also felicitated her alongwith Kalinka Charitable Trust. Mr. Sunil Negi, President, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum, Vinod Nautiyal, President Akhil Bhartiya Uttarakhand Maha Sabha and Anil Negi, B S Negi, President n Genl Secy. Garhwal Heroes Footbal Club presented the trophies to Devanshi on behalf of the above organisations.

A cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh was also announced for Devanshi by the President of Haryana Football Association Kunwar Surajpal Singh Ammuji. While Vinod Rawat presented the Kalinka Charitable Trust Trophy, Janardhan Sharma and Rajiv Barthwal honoured Devanshi with LOSA Trophy. The programme was ably conducted by Sunil Negi.

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Devanshi bags second Gold in a row in Sydney, global shooting championships, proud moments for India and Uttarakhand



Uttarakhand is truly blessed to have outstanding ace shooters like Devanshi Rana, hardly 19 years old and bringing for the nation repeated laurels by winning two golds in a row in just a weeks time. Heartiest congratulations to the daughter of 4 times Asian Champion Jaspal Rana, Devanshi who’ve won second Gold alongwith Manu Bhasker Mahima in a 25 metres sports pistol event in the International Junior Shooting World Championship in Sydney, Australia, thus bringing immense prestige and name for India in the global junior ace shooting competition.

Today, entire Uttarakhand is in a jubiliant mood and looking forward to welcome her when she arrives at Dehradun for an overwhelmning reception. Being sponsered by the Oil and Natural Gas Commission Devanshi has to her credit several national level Gold medals in shooting as a child ace shooter prodigy. Prior to this Gold Medal she has won her first Gold just four days ago in Sydney in 10 metre Pistol shooting competition. Devanshi’s father, himself an international Asian ace champion Jaspal Rana is her official coach whereas her real uncle Subhash Rana is her jury.

This is the third generation Gold victory for Devanshi as prior to her her grand father, the former minister UK and President of Uttarakhand Rifle Association has brought laurels for the state and the country followed by her father Kaspal and then herself. Her uncle Subhash Rana, also an outstanding shooter has recently been appointed as the Jury for international Commonwealth shooting games to be held in Goldstock, Australia in April. Devanshi is reaching Delhi on 29th to be received by her fans and friends at the Delhi International Airport.

It may be recalled that Devanshi’s father Jaspal Rana is an Arjuna Awardee and several time Gold winner in Common Wealth and Asian Shooting international Games whereas her mother Riena Rana is also a shooter, a model and TV media personality. Devanshi is currently studying in prestigious LSR college of Delhi. It’s her debut international ace shooting competition where she defeated China winning her first international Gold followed by another today.
Heartiest greetings Devanshi, India and Uttarakhand is proud of you.

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Subhash Rana selected as Intl pistol jury in Goldstock Common wealth Games, Australia



There’s another feather in the cap of the Rana family of Garhwal Uttarakhand, after the 19 year old junior ace shooter and daughter of the former Asian Champion and four time Gold medalist in Asian Ace shooting Jaspal Rana’s daughter Devanshi Rana and her entire team fetched the Gold medals in global Junior Ace Shooting competition in Sydney Australia yesterday defeating China thus bringing outstanding laurels for India and Uttarakhand. There is another good news that Jaspal’s younger brother and shooting champion Subhash Rana has been given the privilege to be one of the jury in Pistol shooting global competition of ISSF World Cup being held in Sydney, Australia.

He is the only Indian to have been appointed as the Jury in the international Shooting competition. It may be recalled that Subhash Rana has been designated as International jury for the third time in a row.

Earlier Rana was the jury in 2010 in Delhi and at Glaslow Commonwealth games in 2014 whereas this time he got the privileged opportunity by the Common wealth games committee to be the pistol jury in the Goldstock international shooting games.

As per the information available the common wealth games 2018 are starting from 4th to 15th April in the Gold Coast city in Australia’s Queens land township.

The people of Uttarakhand and the entire sports fraternity in particular have expressed their pleasure and happiness in the elevation of Subhash Rana as the international pistol jury in these games for the third time in succession.

It may be recalled the an Arjun awardee in the offing Subhash Rana is the younger son of the former Uttarakhand Minister and president of Uttaranchal State Rifle Association Narayan Singh Rana who primarily hails from Chilaasu village of Jaunsar in Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

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