Hyderabad: Regional Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Contest at Shree Convention Hall in Kompally on Sunday turned into a beehive of activity with more than 1,500 children vying with each other to outdo the clock that ticked away and their minds racing to beat the calculator.
In the age group of seven to 12 years, students showcased their skills in arithmetic by attempting 130 mathematical sums in five minutes and 100 sums of multiplication and divisions in just three minutes, an effort that was faster than working on a calculator.
According to event organisers, children from 42 SIP centres from across the State took part in the 11th Annual Regional SIP Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Contest. Pooja Ramchandani, principal of Sadhu Vaswani International School, formally inaugurated the contest.
KP Vivekanand, MLA, who joined the event expressed his amazement at the arithmetic competency of the competing children and quipped, “I am jealous.”