Vivek Montrose

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Born (1976-08-10) August 10, 1976 (age 45)
Kanpur, U.P. India
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
OccupationBoomerang Thrower/ Boomerang Designer/ Social worker
Websitevivekmontrose.com

Vivek Montrose, an Anglo- Indian by birth and family history, was born in Uttar Pradesh, India. He was born on 10th August 1976 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has done schooling in Allahabad, U.P., India.

He learned the sport at the tender age of 15, in 1991, and became the first Indian to learn to not just throw but even carve a Boomerang, resulting in his being fondly titled by the Gond community as ‘Jeans wala Mowgli’. Vivek, with the Blessings of his Guru, became the first Indian to represent the nation at an international Boomerang championship, held in Australia in April 2019. Moreover, he has been appointed as the first Indian member of the International Boomerang Federation Associations (IFBA).

He made his first international appearance at Jamboori, an International Scouts Meet in Perth, Australia, in 1994, with his Guru with Ken Colbung, and was fortunate to participate in friendly Boomerang matches with the then champions of the sport, and even won some, resulting in his mass media coverage all over that event.

After his return to India, in 1996, he got the opportunity to participate in a workshop on Boomerang and Aboriginal traditions and tools with Ken Colbung, at IGRMS Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

The next stop was at the Gond Mahasabha with Ken Colbungin 1996 itself at Telendi, Madhya Pradesh, where the fact of the Gond Tribals and the Aboriginals of Australia being some long lost cousins was discussed as well.

All the achievements at such a young age led to his being published in 1997 in India Today magazine, April edition, in which he is called the Throwman Showman.

Journey towards Boomerang Game

The journey to promote the sport of Boomerang continued as in1998, at the GobindBallabh Pant Institute, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, he took part in another workshop with Ken Colbung.

His efforts and work continued relentlessly in the field of Boomerang, to promote it as a sport in India, yet not much recognition could be attained, since it was not a listed sport in the Olympics committee.

Still, there was no dearth of appreciation, and those who valued him for his efforts. He received an Invitation to represent India for the first time in an international Boomerang event, which was the 50th Anniversary celebration and championship of the BAA (Boomerang Association of Australia). Participating countries included America, Germany, Japan, Indonesia, India, Australia among others. On 30th March 2019, he was bestowed Felicitation and send-off with good wishes by President of National Agarwal Mahasabha.

Life achievements

He participated in the April 2019 BAA Championship, Perth, Australia. Upon his return, on 25/07/19, he was felicitated by Hon’ble Minister of Steel Mr. Faggan Singh Kulaste. Keeping in mind the Indian ties with the Boomerang, owing to its connection with the Jungle Boy Mowgli, who used the same as a tool or weapon for hunting and food gathering, on 9th August 2019, he was honored with the title “Jeans Wala Mowgli” by Hon’ble Minister of Public Welfare Mr. Sajjan Singh Verma.

Representing and bringing forward the connection of Indian tribes with the Boomerang, on 12th August, 2018, he was felicitated and presented with a trophy by Sanyukt Adivasi SamajikSangathan, [1], and along with other tribal associations. He was duly invited on 27th August 2019 as Guest of Honor at the prestigious ‘Mowgli Festival’ in Seoni, M.P., recommended by the State’s Ministry of Education. On 17th November 2019, he was again invited as the Guest of Honor- HUNKAR, a rally of the Tribals, the only non-tribal, yet much respected by them, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Again, on 7th December 2019, he became the Guest of Honor at the Student- Police- Cadet Festival, Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, along with Mr. Paul Bryden, a Boomerang champion of multiple times from [2].

On 9th December 2019, he got the honor of being called upon as a Special Guest at EKLAVYA- National Sports Meet of Tribal Players in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, and was felicitated by Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Tribal Affairs Mr. Omkar Singh Markam.

In the media

'Boomerang Player Mr. Vivek Montrose gave training to the tribal students.', [3]

'Vivek Montrose’s mission is to make throw-game Boomerang popular in India.', Hindustan Times, 27.10.2018, accessed from [4].

‘The boomerang to be played on Mowgli in Australia in the post office will be special that they reached the arms of Boomerang to run the suture in the coming October.’, Gondwana Samay, accessed from [5].

[6]

Vivek Montrose was given a farewell by social worker Om Prakash Goyal on the occasion of his visit to Australia. Source:[7]

Boomerang guru Vivek Montrose on the rise of the Boomerang resulted in untiring efforts for the prestigious Ballari expert of South India Karthik Raja and S. Dinesh Kumar Madras of Chennai at the invitation, as per reported from the [8] on 19th April, 2019.

‘Australian Boomerang Association has celebrated its 50th anniversary and invited Vivek Montrose.’ Source: [9]

As per the resources from [10], Allahabad’s Boomerang Professional Player represents India at OZ tourney that starts from 13th April to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the championship.

'He participated in the April 2019 BAA Championship, Perth, Australia.', Gondwana Samay, 07.04.2019, accessed from [11] database.

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