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Kids from Mumbai bag trophy at 17th National UCMAS Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By A Staff Reporter

Eight-year-old Ananya Desale Shahapur from Mumbai's Holy Cross Convent School won ‘Champion’ trophy along with a cash prize at the 17th at National UCMAS Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition 2018 held on September 2018 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The competition was organized by UCMAS India.

Aarush Gupta (10), Pet Oxford, Ulhasnagar has been awarded for Group Champion and Mhd. Farhan Ansari (7) from St Teresa High School, Bandra has won as the second runner-up in C- category. In the competition around 6000 students across India between the age group of 4-14 years had participated and more than 315 students from Mumbai participated at the competition out of which 42 students won the competition.

The competition was held in two parts one of which where students had to solve 200 mathematics questions in eight minutes depending on the students’ level, using only an abacus or mental arithmetic and the other part was to solve the sums flashing on the screen within seconds.

Ananya Desale secured highest marks in both the parts of the competition and was adjudged for TOP RANK at the competition. Ananya is in 4th standard at Holy Cross School, Kalyan and is originally from a truly inaccessible hamlet from Shahapur Taluka. Both her parents are teachers and she has been inspired by them
While speaking about the competition, Chandrakant Mishra, Director of CBS Education said, “It is a very proud moment for us, our main objective behind organizing this competition is to find abacus genius and to develop a healthy competitive spirit among the children while giving them an opportunity and platform to showcase their talent.”

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