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SIP's Dinesh Victor felicitating Bhanu's mentor Rajeshwari

Boy Who Became A Calculator wants quell fear of maths

Bhanu Prakash felicitated at virtual event with 70,000 students in attendance

SIP Academy to request the Union HRD Ministry to declare August 15, the day Bhanu Prakash won the first ever gold for India in the Mental Calculation World Championship at London.

HYDERABAD, Sep 04 (BNC Network) SIP Academy, the institution which nurtured fastest human calculator Bhanu Prakash’s talent from his early childhood announced that they want to support him in his journey of eradicating maths phobia and his vision in promoting the subject as Mind Sport in India.

Speaking at the National Felicitation held Friday afternoon in a city hotel at Hyderabad which was witnessed by over one seventy thousand children from all over India, Dinesh Victor, MD of SIP (Sociable Intellectual Progressive) Academy also announced that they would bring out a book titled A boy who became a Calculator, will profile his journey, struggle, preparations, his future and vision. Aimed at young studentsin an easy-to-read format, the book will be out in next two months.

Victor, an IIT and IIM alumnus, who has been a champion of skill development movement in Children in India said SIP Academy would request the Union HRD Ministry to declare August 15, the day Bhanu Prakash won the first ever gold for India in the Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad in London, as Mind Sports Day, to promote Mind Sports in a large way in the country.

Dinesh later felicitated Bhanu Prakash on his achievement. His teacher, an SIP faculty who taught him Maths from the age of 9 years, Rajeshwari also felicitated.

Later Bhanu Prakash had a tete-a-tete with thousands of students over Zoom, YouTube, Facebook and other Social Media platforms.

Answering two students Aryan and Sripad from West Bengal, how one can become the fastest human calculator in the world like him, Bhanu said “it is all there inside you, how do you practice and reach any level depends on your zeal, enthusiasm and determination.”

He disclosed that he is currently mentoring a student from UAE, to help him emerge a champion and win gold in coming years.

Asked as to how much one has to practice daily to become a winner like him, Bhanu said it is about intelligent practice than effort of few hours.

When asked to list out people and institutions who were his inspiration, he listed out SIP Academy, Late Prof Raja Reddy for Vedic Maths, Mathematicians Srinivasan Ramanujan and Shakuntala Devi.

“I am Passionate about travel.  Travel was the big motivating factor for me to choose international competitions,” Bhanu said.

 

 

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