Thursday, August 27, 2009

Modak Competition: Ladu eating in Jamnagar

On Ganesh Chaturthi, Jamnagar Brahma Social Group organized a modak (Ladu) eating competition. Competition had seventy-two competitors, with 11 women and 11 boys below 12 years of age.

Organizer & secretary of the Jamnagar Brahma Social Group, Anand Dave said that these type of contests are rarely held in the state. Each particpiant were given 30 minutes time, simple rule was that the one who eats the most amount of ladoos, wins. This time Dal was also served for change of taste. each laddu wighed 75 gm. and was made of dry fruits and ghee, apart from wheat flour. The contest was held at Sankrit Pathshala of the Jamnagar city.

Vinu Mistry was winner after eating 13 Modaks. Second placed was secured by Aniruddha Rathod and Jagdish Bhatt with 12 Modaks each, third rank was taken by Manish Vijani with 11 modaks.

Mistry, Winner said that he normaly ate 15-16 modaks along with other food. as here it was just Dal so the number came down to 13.

Sneha Dave won in the Woman's category, she had 6 Modaks where as children's category was won by 10-year-old Hardik Khira, who ate 8 Modaks.

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