Kochi erupted in applause as young prodigies Arjun S Nair and C
R Bhadra emerged victorious at the 16th SMA Abacus National Talent Contest,
showcasing mind-boggling mathematical feats that left audiences dazzled. Arjun,
from MGM Central Public School, Thiruvananthapuram, dominated the junior
category, while C R Bhadra, a student of Vidyadhiraja Vidya Bhavan Higher
Secondary School, Aluva, reigned supreme in the senior category.
In the junior arena, Arjun S Nair's masterful display of abacus
skills secured him the coveted first place. C R Dhananjayan followed closely
behind, claiming second position, while Rasikh Roshan from Peace International
School, Ernakulam, earned a proud third.
The senior category witnessed C R Bhadra's brilliance shine
through, earning her the champion's title. Hrishikesh S R from St. Thomas
Higher Secondary School, Trivandrum, secured a commendable second position,
while Amod R from BPM Model School, Varkala, and Abhinav S from GHSS,
Koduvayur, Palakkad, shared the third spot in a tie.
But the brilliance wasn't confined to the main competition. The
High-Speed Abacus Oral Competition was another arena where C R Bhadra's prowess
shone, securing hER the top spot. Madhav R Nath from Viswajyothi CMI Public
School, Angamaly, demonstrated incredible speed, taking second place, while
Aiswarya Ajith M from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, showcased
remarkable talent, earning third position.
The excitement soared even higher with the graduation ceremony
for 8th Level students. Young minds captivated the audience with captivating
demonstrations of abacus magic, memory techniques, lightning-fast calendar
memorization, and the exhilarating Abacus high-speed oral competition. Adding
to the festivity was a thrilling Rubik's cube solving competition.
In a dazzling display, SMA students left the audience in awe
with their astonishing feats. They exhibited lightning-fast calculations,
surpassing even the speed of a calculator. During the memory techniques demo,
Aavani Anoop from Rajagiri Amala CMI Public School in Vaikom, Kottayam, and
Adwaith R from Vyasa Vidyalaya in Palachuvadu, Ernakulam, demonstrated their
remarkable abilities by recalling 20 objects within a minute, leaving the
audience astonished. Moreover, Bhadra A Nair from Viswabharathi Public School
in Neyyattinkara and Zeba Riyas from Jai Rani SABS Public School in Balussery,
Calicut, showcased their extraordinary skills by pinpointing the day of any
date within a mind-boggling span of 600 years! N.B.Bahyasree from Chinmaya
Vidyalaya,Vaduthala redefined multitasking, solving cube roots while serenading
the crowd with violin magic. Truly, the students' exceptional talents were a
testament to their dedication and prowess.
The event was graced by renowned Cine Director Kamal and Chief
Guest Dr. Ramanavas, Director-Projects, KMRL. Kerala CBSE Management
Association President T.P.M Ibrahim Khan presided over the ceremony, with SMA
Abacus (India) Private Ltd Managing Director R.G. Suresh Babu also addressing
Over 3000 students from SMA centers across India participated in
this grand spectacle, transforming it into a truly remarkable and competitive
event. The 16th SMA Abacus National Talent Contest wasn't just a competition;
it was a celebration of brilliance, dedication, and the boundless potential of
the human mind. It left a lasting impression on students, teachers, and
spectators alike, proving that with the right tools and passion, young minds
can achieve the seemingly impossible.