NEHA SHALOOF from
Chavara CMI School in Koonammavu, Ernakulam and DEETYA NAIR Amritha
Vidyalayam Kaimanam in Trivandrum were declared champions in the junior and
senior categories, respectively, at the 15th SMA Abacus National Talent Contest
held in Kochi.
In the Junior
category, AISWARYA AJITH M from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Trichy, Tamil Nadu
secures the second place, HITHA H S from Sree chithira vilasam UPS in
Mynagapilly takes the third place.
In the Senior category,
POOJA SIJU from Nirmala Higher Secondary School in Aluva earns the second
place, while ALI FATHIMA S from CHRIST NAGAR SR.SECONDARY SCHOOL in
THIRUVALLOM, TRIVANDRUM claims the third place.
In the High-Speed
Abacus Oral Competition, NIKHIL S KAMATH from BHAVANS VIDYAMANDIR in GIRINAGAR
took the first place, VAISHNAVI M from KOVOOR UPS in KOLLAM came in second, and
HARINANDAN B from SN UPS in VAIKOM came in third place. It was a very
competitive contest and all the participants did an excellent job
ceremony of 8th Level completed students was a grand event, where students
showcased their skills in a demonstration of Abacus, Memory Techniques,
Calendar memorization, and Abacus high-speed oral competition. A Rubik's cube
solving competition was also held as part of the annual meet, adding an element
of fun and excitement to the proceedings. It was a day filled with pride and
joy for the students and teachers alike, as they celebrated the achievements of
The highlight of the
event was a unique competition in which an audience member came forward with a
calculator, but the SMA students were able to give the answers before the
volunteer even started to calculate. The students also amazed the crowd with
their ability to memorize and recall 20 objects within a minute, and their
proficiency in finding the day of any date within 400 years, such as 28th June
1958, which was a Saturday.
N.Bhahyashree, one of
the students, showed her multitasking skills by doing mental calculations while
singing. Sumisha S Pai also amazed the audience with her multitasking skills,
doing mental calculations while doing hula hoop dance and solving the Rubik's
cube at the same time. Overall, it was an impressive display of the students'
abilities and hard work.
The event was
inaugurated by renowned Cine Script Writer and Director Renji Panicker, and was
presided over by Kerala CBSE Management Association President T.P.M Ibrahim
Khan. Playback singer Gayathry Rajiv and SMA Abacus (India) Private Ltd Managing
Director R.G. Suresh Babu also spoke at the occasion, which saw over 3000
participants from different SMA centers across India.
Renji Panicker inaugurating the 15th SMA Abacus National Talent Contest in Kochi.
SMA Abacus Chief Technology Officer Meghana Suresh, SMA Abacus Managing
Director R.G. Suresh Babu, . Play back singer Gayathry Rajiv and
Kerala CBSE Management Association President T.P.M Ibrahim Khan are also seen