Hyderabad|India|October'2008: How many of us including adults can mentally
calculate the answer for 41122 / 709 X 9 + 6704 within 8 to 15 seconds. Even
using calculator, many of us adults might find difficult to do this calculation
with the speed 18 city kids do. And that too they visualize and give answer in
less than 30 seconds. Be it a division, multiplication, decimals, squares, cubes
upto 5 digits, SIPís Grandmasters do with ease. And their
computing skills are some of the best in the country.
The proficiency and speed is achieved by 18 out of 8000 kids enrolled for Abacus
and Brain Gym programs offered by the
Indian arm of SIP Academy
Malaysia, a company which imparts lifetime skills development programs
for children, combining the best from the Far East and the West (U.S.) i.e. the
twin offering of the Abacus and Brain Gym. Thus making
Andhra Pradesh proud.
Similar record feat is earlier achieved by
Tamil Nadu kids and now A.P becomes the second
state in India to have produced 18 Grandmasters in
Abacus and BrainGym. And this feat is achieved by
all under 12 years old kids after going through
marathon training program of 8 Levels of
SIP Foundation one, two, three and four programs,
followed by Basic Level and three levels of five
months duration of Grandmaster program.
Disclosing this addressing a press conference held at Media Junction
today Mr. J. Sampath
Kumar, Area Partner of SIP Andhra Pradesh said these eighteen kids include
Lalitha B, G. Mahesh, Venkat Sai, Gayatri B, Anusha B, Meena Vasireddy,
Srikara Prasad R.V, Sai Varuni I, Nihar V, Krishna Vasantha Meghana,
Vishwambher K, Anuj
Murali, Sharan Bahirwani, Juhitha K, P.
Ashish, CDN Anirudh,
Y. Soha Choudhary, K. Rashmitha and A. Sameera, who completed the training
and will pass out at a unique and first of its kind SIP Abacus and
BrainGym Grandmasters Graduation Ceremony to be held tomorrow evening at
6.30pm at RTC Kala Bhavan, Baghlingampally, Near RTC Cross Roads. About
thousand gathering will grace the occasion. Mr. Dinesh Victor, Managing
Director of SIP India will be the Chief Guest and do the honours.
Developing this kind of computing skills in the kids below 12 years is
the SIP Academy, which launched its programs in India in 2004 and
subsequent year in Andhra Pradesh. Today it has 65,000 kids undergoing
these programs in 150 cities in 18 states. Currently 8000 kids are
undergoing SIP Abacus and BrainGym programs in over 70 centres spread over
20 cities in Andhra Pradesh informed Mr. Sampath Kumar. Children when
applied the computing skills they develop through Abacus and BrainGym
excel not only in Mathematics, in other subjects as well and even in
activities that are no way related to academics.
The skill you use to calculate with logic is called computing skill.
The process of doing the same without the aid of any electronic device,
i.e. using just the brain power is called Mental Arithmetic. "Abacus" is
the tool that helps to develop mental arithmetic skills informed Sampath
Kumar. The kids of Andhra Pradesh have been forerunners in this program
right from the beginning. Be it a national or international competition,
A.P students proved their mettle continuously informed Sampath. Our
children proved far better compared to kids from many from other states in
annual SIP Prodigy Contests held from time to time, he said.
The Brain Gym and Abacus are the two internationally acclaimed Whole
Brain Development Programs.