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He can calculate faster than one can feed the complex arithmetic problems into the computer. Ask him to add, subtract, divide or multiply and he’ll shoot off answers in less than five seconds. It’s a skill most adults don’t master, but for 11-year-old Nikhil Nandhan, it’s no big deal.
Aloha International, Malaysia, conducted an international level competition at Malacca, Malaysia on August 8. The competition was conducted in 2 phases, 1st phase in China and the 2nd phase in Malaysia, with around 2,000 students participating from 17 countries, including China, America, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Six students from Karnataka who took part in the competition have won prizes.
“The Aloha programme has helped a lot in increasing my speed of calculating and learning mathematics. I love playing with numbers,” said Nikhil. Nikhil bagged the 2nd prize and had to compete with candidates well beyond his age to grab the position. The girl who secured the first place was five years older than Nikhil.
Nikhil has stood first in three state and three national level competitions consistently since 2007. In 2009, he received the Karnataka government `The Makkala Pratibha Puraskara Prashasthi’ award.
SOURCE: This numerical wizard is only 11 – Bangalore – City – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/This-numerical-wizard-is-only-11/articleshow/6312646.cms#ixzz0weKzCn5M