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Indians Win Gold at 1st Global Robotics Competition in US

At the FIRST Global Robotics Olympiad held in US, a group of seven Indian Students has bagged two awards where students from 157 countries had participated.

According to a statement, Students, who hail from Mumbai, won gold for the Zhang Heng Engineering Design Award & bronze for the Global Challenge Match at the international robotics competition arrange by FIRST Global in Washington.

The Indian team was guided by 15 year old Rahesh, the youngest member of the group at the Global Robotics Competition. While others were the team spokesperson Aadiv Shah, alliance strategist Harsh Bhatt, alliance analyst Vatsin, robot tactician Adhyyan, robot controller Tejas, and the robot driver, Raghav.

The group shares their experience on its Facebook page, saying “ We are absolutely thrilled and happy that we were able to live up to our promise.. We had a lot of fun at the challenge.

Next year, this competition will be hosted by the Mexico City.

This event had its certain ups and downs, with an all-girl team farriving rom Afghanistan had being denied visas twice by the State Department. However, last minute intervention from US President Donald Trump, help the team arriving in time for the competition.

How so ever, the Afghan team won the Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli award for their courageous achievement. First Daughter Ivanka Trump met the team at the competition venue in the morning.

We are not terrorists who have come to scared the people here, we are the simple people having ideas. We just need a chance to make our world better and this is our chance," Alireza Mehraban, an Afghan software engineer. And the team's mentor, said.

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