Rishi Pandey, Tarandeep Singh, Shanthoshini, Avinash Sharma, Parvathi Jayapal, Abdul Rafey Ansari

Six kids emerge National Arithmetic Genius

41,000 students from 800 schools take part in SIP Contest

“Like adults, children too learned fast to adapt. Children too learnt to adapt well to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dinesh Victor, Managing Director of SIP Academy.

HYDERABAD, Feb 21 (The CONNECT) – The 5th edition of the nationals of the largest online Arithmetic Genius Contest organized by SIP Academy which saw participation of 41,000 students from 800 schools ended today with 100 finalists locking horns for the top positions.

In all Six winners from each of the 2 to 4 classes have emerged as champions in the finals held virtually . They are:

  • In the 2nd Grade Category, Tarandeep Singh of DAV Public School, Ludhiana and Rishi Pandey from Universal Public School, Delhi;
  • In the 3rd Grade category Avinash Sharma of St Xavier Senior Secondary Co-Ed School from Bhopal, S. Shanthoshini of Amrita Vidyalayam, Puducherry and
  • In 4th Grade, Abdul Rafey Ansari of The Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai and Parvathi Jayapal of Carmel School from Trivandrum

Each of these six Champions were given Rs 16,000 cash prize, a trophy and a certificate.

The preliminary rounds of the contest were conducted during the tough pandemic times when children were forced to stay at home. The objective of the competition which was announced in September was children should be motivated during such stressful times.

Speaking at the virtual prize distribution function, Dinesh Victor, Managing Director of SIP Academy said, “what we have gone through was the toughest period”. “Like adults, children too learned fast to adapt. Children too learnt to adapt well to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Victor, a well-known children's skills development educationist

A contest like this helps children develop early Maths skills, he said. Research suggests that early arithmetic skills lay a strong foundation for coding, engineering, management and many other disciplines, he added.

Students of some of the most reputed schools have participated in the contest. Students from 800 schools from across India have participated. Some of these were: The Diamond Jubilee High School (ICSE); Carmel School; San academy; Amrita Vidyalayam; St Xavier's Senior Secondary Co-Ed School; Amrita Vidyalayam; Johnson Grammar School; Dav Public School; Rock Gold Academy; Bunts Sangha RNS Vidhya Niketan; The School Of The Good Shepherd; Tagore International School; DAV Public School; Universal Public School; The Jain International School; National Hill View Public School; Bhavan Vidyalaya; Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School; Cambridge; Jindal Mount Litera Zee School; Delhi Public School and Good Shepherd Nursery And Primary School

Post the initial rounds of the contest, SIP also conducted a free workshop for more than 25,000 parents on the importance of abacus and arithmetic skill development.

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