Mumbai: Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA), India’s leading International School, in association with BITS Pilani successfully conducted ‘Infinity 2021- The Ultimate Math Championship’ to hone the inner mathematical genius among school students. For the first time since its inception, Infinity was conducted virtually this year and saw overwhelming participation of 567 students, 189 teams from across 130 national and international schools. The championship went global this year with young talent participating from Dubai, Doha, Singapore and Sri Lanka. The core idea of ‘Infinity’ was conceived by Mr. Prodipta Hore, Coordinator of International Initiatives at Aditya Birla World Academy with the view to inculcate love for mathematics and unravel knowledge through idea-sharing.
Mrs. Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Aditya Birla Education Trust, said, “Despite it being a virtual event, Infinity 2021 saw Mathematics enthusiasts come together to celebrate the bright minds from diverse regions of the world. It was truly a remarkable moment for us to not only host the championship which saw talented young minds participate but also it was of great satisfaction to witness such a large number of students compete and showcase their skills.”
Mrs. Radhika Sinha, Principal, Aditya Birla World Academy said, “The 7th edition of Infinity witnessed participation from 130 national and international schools, which truly showcases the enthusiasm of these youngsters. In this competition, the rounds were designed to develop the most engaging and fun ways for students to learn and celebrate Mathematics, breaking the stereotype of it being considered a tedious subject.”
The top 50 teams competed in the finale, which took place on the 15th and 16th January 2021. The Guests of Honour were Dr. James Tanton, Mathematician-at-Large, from the Mathematical Association of America and Dr. Quan Lam, Founder, World Mathematics Team Championship. The day one of Infinity comprised the individual round – ‘Clash of Mathematicians’. The next round was ‘Math Challengers’ followed by ‘Pass the Baton’ round and the last activity for the day was the ‘Ice Breaker Activity.’ The day two of Infinity consisted of a quiz round – ‘Quizzitch’, ‘Bulb Your Ideas’ round and a workshop on Autograph by Mr. Douglas Bulter.
The Winner of Infinity 2021 was Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad and the team members Aviral Jain, Kanishk Goyal and Krish Techchandani received the Infinity Champions of the Year Certificate. The Mathematician of the Year 2021 was awarded to Yash Vats from Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad and Ashug Kumar Gurijala from Oakridge International School, Hyderabad. The Gold Certificate Winners for ‘Math Challengers’, ‘Quizzitch’, ‘Pass the Baton’ and ‘Bulb Your Ideas’ were Hill Spring International School, Mumbai, Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai and Navrachana International School, Vadodara respectively.