Redefining history one more time -yes two Indian-American children have won the world’s prestigious spelling bee contest.This is the 9th time that Indian American kids have won the contest.They have proved to have a complete dominance in this competition.
Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar, 13 from NewYork and Nihar Saireddy Janga, 11 from Texas, were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.11 year old Nihar is youngest winner of this contest till date.The last final round included 7 Indian-American Kids out of 10 finalist.
In the penultimate 24th round, the word ‘gesellschaft’ was correctly spelt by Nihar while Jairam spelled the word ‘Feldenkrais’ correctly.
Nihar attributed his achievement to his mother who helped him to win the trophy. While for Jairam , his brother Sriram, who was 2014 co-champion was his inspiration and motivation to win the competition.
For the Indian-Americans ,this is the ninth successive win .They have won the prestigious Scripps Spelling Bee 13 times in the last 16 years. This is the 3rd consecutive tie in a row.
Hatsoff to their success !