Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fazilka girl wins international contest

Praful Chander Nagpal

Fazilka, December 26
Anjali Garg (12), a student of class VII of the local Sacred Heart Convent School, has won the fourth rank in the International Competition of Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS) held at the Multimedia University (MMU) in Kuala Lumpur recently.

She successfully answered 190 out of a total of 200 questions in a short span of eight minutes in "Intermediate A" category of the UCMAS competition in which 400 students of 42 countries from across the world participated.

Overall, 3500 students from different categories appeared in the UCMAS competition.Pankaj Garg and Shashi Garg, proud parents of Anjali, said that she bagged the first prize in state-level UCMAS competition and 8th prize in the national competition.

"I got inspiration from my teacher and my mother who herself is a mathematics teacher," said Anjali.

"Anjali has the talent and the skill to solve mathematical questions rapidly," said Gaurav Doda, director of a local computer centre where Anjali received her coaching.

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