Thirteen year old Vishal Mukesh Thakwani of Delhi Public School International, Ghana was adjudged the best speller in Ghana for 2016 at the regional level of South Asian Spelling Bee contest held last Sunday.
Vishal beat 21 other spellers nationwide to clinch the ultimate title which saw him take home a cash prize of $300, a certificate and a plaque.
Second and third runners-up, Anmov Dftray and Shreshita Arora who also took home a certificate, plaque, $200 and $100 respectively gave Vishal very stiff challenge during the final stages which lasted for almost an hour.
Vishal will on August 5, 2016 together with Anmov Daftary represent Ghana at the National Championship in New Jersey, USA.
Coordinator of the South Asian Competition, Mr Barney Gallassio was impressed with the spellers. He congratulated Vishal for the feat and wished the other competitors well.