National Champions! Assam Boys, Aged 8, Beat 27,000 Students

While some big states couldn’t get a single title, Guwahati boys Madrik Bairagi and Hriyan Kaushik Thakuria earned two Champion titles for Assam, which is a matter of great pride, said Tarunoda, who facilitated their training.  

National Champions! Assam Boys, Aged 8, Beat 27,000 Students
8-yr-old boys Madrik Bairagi and Hriyan Kaushik Thakuria from Guwahati

National Champions! Assam Boys, Aged 8, Beat 27,000 Students

Two 8-year-old boys Madrik Bairagi and Hriyan Kaushik Thakuria from Guwahati, studying 3rd Grade at NPS International School, excelled at just concluded ‘India’s Largest Online Abacus Competition -- SIP National Prodigy 2021.’ They emerged as National Champions from a total of 17 Champions from across India. 

 

To reach the top national position and get the coveted title, they had to compete with 27000 kids of 6-12 years drawn from 20 Indian states and 183 towns.  

 

Organised by India’s biggest Skill Development organization, the competition was tough where kids had to solve 200 mathematical sums in just 11 minutes. They had to work faster than the calculator. Those who solved the maximum correct sums became the champions. It had 17 different levels and so we have 17 Champions, explained Dinesh Victor, MD of SIP Academy.  

 

The two boys Madrik Bairagi and Hriyan Kaushik Thakuria study at the same school NPS International in Guwahati city.  

 

“Initially, I was afraid, but once settled I was confident,” said Madrik. “I prepared well for the competition. I practiced regularly,” said Hriyan. Both the Champions belong to the same class and friends also. It is rare for the two students of the same school and class to become National Champions.

 

“We are elated,” said their parents Krishna, father Bairagi and Robin and Geetanjali Thakuria.  

 

Chief Guest Bhanu Prakash, the World’s fastest human computer, announced the winners.  

 

While some big states couldn’t get a single title, Guwahati boys earned two Champion titles for Assam, which is a matter of great pride, said Tarunoda, who facilitated their training.  

 

Surprisingly, the majority of the total 17 champions are from smaller towns. 

 

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