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Master Aditya M R, a class XI student of the Indian School, Bahrain
has come out in flying colours in the Indian National Mathematics
Olympiad. He is one of the two from the Gulf and twenty eight students
selected from over 6000 CBSE schools to be called for the second round
of the Olympiad at Delhi, which will be to select the team to represent
India in the International Mathematics Olympiad to be held later this
year. The other student selected from the gulf is Ms Alisha Mendonsa
from the Indian School, Al Ghubra, Muscat.
The credits for the result go not only to both the students for the
effort they have put in, to the parents for grooming them but also
to their teachers and the school community in facilitating and mentoring
them over the years. Career Launcher pays tributes to all.
Lt. Col. (Retd.) K T Karmachandran, the principal of the Indian School,
Bahrain said that it was a great honour for the student, for the school
and for Bahrain. Acting chairman of the school Mr. A K Thomas congratulated
Aditya on his achievement.
Aditya exclaimed that he was very happy to have been selected and
was very excited at the possibility of representing the country internationally.
He said that he was not pleased at the fact that he could not solve
one of the questions as the Olympiad covered class XII syllabus also.
It is very interesting to know that, Aditya who has been selected
for the Math Olympiad is keen on doing Biotechnology where in he can
strike a balance between two of his favourite subjects Mathematics
It was a sheer serendipity that R. Sreenivasan, Director of Career
launcher was in the principal's office on January 22, 2002, when Mr.
K T Karmachandran, the principal received a call from Mr. Ashok Ganguly,
chairman CBSE, Delhi asking to make arrangements to fly master Aditya
to Delhi on the same day. He was asked to attend the special workshop
on mathematics starting on January 23 in Delhi being organized for
all the twenty-eight short-listed candidates, which came as a bolt
from the blue.
Mr. Sreenivasan offered to host Aditya and his father Mr. Ravi Kumar
at Delhi for their fortnight stay and also help Aditya in preparing
for the final assault that is on Feb 03, 2002. They reached Delhi
and attended the four day workshop and there-on Aditya has been counseled
and groomed by Mr. Shivkumar, Director - Academics, of Career Launcher,
who himself is an alumnus from IIT Madras and IIM Calcutta and a host
of IITns and other professionals.
Career Launcher, being one of the top educational corporates in the
country, which boasts of many alumni from IITs, IIMs, Engineering
and Medical colleges, PhDs and ex-professors of many a prestigious
institution, is very happy about the small contribution it has made
towards a good cause and is very keen on lending its helping hand
in all such endeavours.
Career Launcher wishes Master Aditya M R. the very best in the finals
and hopes to see him represent the country in the International Math
Olympiad this year.
Aditya's interview with Educare