VP lauds Hyderabad man who received ‘world’s quickest human calculator’ title


New Delhi, August 26

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday praised Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash for profitable the “world’s fastest human calculator” title.

Prakash clinched the first-ever gold for India within the Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad held in London just lately, the vp famous.

Prakash (20) is from Hyderabad. “He has done India proud. My best wishes to him for all future endeavours,” the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Naidu.

The tweet was posted with the hashtag ‘Human Calculator’.

Prakash, a math prodigy, who holds the quickest human calculator on the planet file, had achieved the nation proud, profitable the gold medal on the Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) in London.

As the nation celebrated its 74th Independence Day, Prakash, pursuing Mathematics (Hons) at St Stephens College in New Delhi, beat 29 opponents, as much as 57 years of age, from 13 nations, to emerge the winner within the Mental Calculation World Championship at London on August 15.

The MSO is essentially the most prestigious worldwide competitors for video games of psychological ability and thoughts sports activities held yearly and equal to some other Olympic occasion within the realm of bodily sports activities and he was the primary Indian to bag the gold medal within the occasion, Prakash informed PTI.

According to the MSO web site, it’s a world occasion with over 60 totally different board sport competitions starting from classics like Chess, Scrabble and distinctive occasions, together with over a dozen world championships resembling Memory, Mental Calculations and Creative Thinking.

Known as Bhanu, the maths prodigy mentioned he holds 4 data for being the “fastest human calculator in the world”, having eclipsed data which have been as soon as held by extremely acclaimed mathematicians.

According to him, the judges, who have been fascinated by his pace, requested him to carry out extra calculations to substantiate his accuracy, which he proved with élan.

On his future plans, the youth, whose mother and father personal a small scale meals manufacturing enterprise, mentioned he wished to eradicate maths phobia prevalent amongst college students, primarily within the rural and underprivileged communities.

Bhanu rued there have been no vital programmes to extend mathematical talents and numeracy within the nation and mentioned he want to create math labs, attain out to thousands and thousands of youngsters, below what he known as VISION Math, to make them love math and arithmetic calculations.

Exploring Infinities, a start-up run by him, is a math training accomplice of T-SAT the training channel of the Telangana authorities.

The startup goals at creating cognitive talents in kids by arithmetic studying utilizing an edutech app, which Bhanu says, will banish maths phobia of courses I-XII college students by making mind exercises a well-liked tradition.

“We’re looking for investments from VCs (venture capitalists) to make it big, in the Indian context,” he added. — PTI



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