As many as 1500 children, in the age group of 4 to 12 years, competed in a Regional Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition held at Ramoji Film city on Sunday morning. They have showcased their amazing speed and computing skills by calculating 150 to 200 mathematical sums in 5 to 8 minutes depending on the level they belong to.
Addressing the event, Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan informed that Airtel’s Bharti Foundation has been in talks with the state government to introduce IT Skills Education in Telangana Schools from 9th Class onwards. However, nothing is finalized yet he added. Bharthi Foundation is the development arm of Bharti Enterprises established with a vision “To help underprivileged children and young people of the country to realize their potential”.
Speaking further on the sidelines of the competition, Jayesh felt that it would be nice if computer training is introduced in schools from 6th class onwards. Also he shared that Ankit Fadia, the well known Cyber Security Expert is likely to be appointed as the Cyber Security Advisor for the State of Telangana.
Addressing the students gathering Dinesh Victor, MD of SIP Academy said participants in this Prodigy competition will show the spirit of togetherness. It is an opportunity to display their mental capabilities in such a highly contested and enjoyable event. Participating in competitions like this improves their ability to face toughest competitions in life with ease. Whenever there is a competition, kids who are serious tend to practice a lot. This will make them more efficient than others, helps to improve their speed in whatever they do. Everyone who participated and score at least one mark more than the previous competition is the winner said Dinesh Victor.(INN)