Mumbai: Eight- year-old Harsh Ganesh Pendurkar from Wiston Academy, Santacruz (W) and Eight- year old Akshay Sridhar from Vijay Academy, Saki Naka, Andheri (E) won Junior and Senior ‘Champions of Champions’ title trophy along with cash worth Rs. 11, 000/- and Rs. 30,000/- and total rewards of Rs. 1, 50, 000 for other categories at 14th State-level UCMAS Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition 2018 held on Sunday i.e. 07th January 2018.
The prize distribution ceremony held on 09th January 2018 at B.N Vaidya Sabhagriha I.E.S, Dadar.
The chief guests were Prof. Bhaskar N. Thorat, Head of Department of Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology (formally UDCT) and Mr. Vijay Makhija, Principal Trustee from Pet Oxford, Ulhasnagar, Mr. Chris Chew- Executive Director from UC International Corporation (Malaysia), Mr. Alexan Wong- Operation Director from UC International Corporation, Dr. Snehal Karia- President & CEO – UCMAS India and Joint President – UCMAS Canada & USA, Mr. Devesh Kumar- UCMAS Master Franchisee UP and Mr. Praveen Salinka- UCMAS Master Franchisee Karnataka.
In the competition around 4000 students across Maharashtra between the age group of 4-13 years had participated where students had to solve 200 mathematics questions in eight minutes depending on the students’ level, using only an abacus or mental arithmetic.
The competition was organized by CBS Education Pvt. Ltd, the Master Franchisee of UCMAS (Mumbai Region).
While speaking about the competition, Mr. C.D. 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.”
Universal Concept Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS) is an international educational organization globally recognized as a leader in whole brain development and mental arithmetic training, which runs all over India and abroad. It trains children of 4-14 years in arithmetic and enhances skills like concentration, creativity, listening and photographic memory.