Director Pandiraj of Pasanga fame graced the award function of 8th National level Abacus & Mental Arithmetic competition and 4th National level speed arithmetic competition on 27th May and gave away the prizes to winners. The competition was held by Ideal Play Abacus India Private Limited (IPA) for the children of between 7 and 12 years. Along with director Pandiraj was E Ma Masanamuthu, IPS, Chennai, Shri M Rangarajan, General Manager, IOB, central office, Chennai, Steven Tan, President, Play Abacus SDN BHD, Malaysia, Shaarada K Sriram, MD, IPA and Chitraa Ravindran, Director- Training, IPA, Chennai.
This competition witnessed more than 3,000 students across India participating this year. Out of these, 121 were honoured during the event. 18 students bagged the Grand Master award for Mental Arithmetic Competition and 16 for Speed Arithmetic Competition.
Speaking on the occasion, Chitraa Ravindran, Director of Ideal Play Abacus India Pvt. Ltd., said, “The children are trained to do the calculations mentally. They become so skilled that some of them can solve 75 to 100 sums in three minutes flat.”
“In this competition, the concentration, confidence, intelligence, speed and accuracy of the participants were tested”, said Shaarada K.Sriram, Managing Director of Ideal Play Abacus India Private Limited.
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