SIP Prodigy 24 held, 2100 kids of 6 to 12 years of age from across Telangana competed

Hyderabad, July 1,  2024…… The SIP Regional Prodigy 2024 Telangana Contest was held on Sunday at Classic Convention Three, Shamshabad. 2100 students of 6 to 12 years from 60 centres spread across Telangana competed in the unique contest.


It was organised by India’s biggest Skill Development organisation, SIP Academy, which has a presence across 23 states, and 900 centres in India and has trained 10 lakh children in the past 21 years and it has a global presence in 12 countries across the globe.

Sibi Sekhar – Director – SIP Academy India Pvt; Mrs Nivedita Thota, MD of Shiva Ganga Group of Schools; Paanchali Dasgupta-Sahu, Principal at Birla Open Minds International School, LB Nagar; Sainath M, Executive Director, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education Innovation & Entrepreneurship Council, President, IFHE’s IIC and Professor, IcfaiTech were guests at the competition.

Addressing the students, Ms. Nivedita Thota, the chief guest said “I see human computers working here”. You are the future. There is no world without numbers. Take any latest technology, be it Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Quantum Computing, all start with Maths. Mathematics is regarded as the queen of all Sciences. Today there is a technology in maths and maths in technology. You all are starting strong with Maths. It will give you a lot of confidence to face the world. You all seem to be enjoying maths. You seemed to have a lot of fun participating in the contest. You are having a stress-free competition. That is what the National Education Policy also suggests. You are our future.

The guest of honour Paanchali Dasgupta-Sahu unfolded the Ribbon of question paper bundle. I am amazed to see the speed at which you are all doing additions, subtractions, and multiplications. The contest is a wonderful opportunity for the kids to develop the confidence to face competition in future.

Sibi Shekhar said prodigy means extraordinary. Normally we just have a handful of prodigies, but, here everyone is a prodigy. It is a prestigious competition. It has many dimensions. Participation gives confidence and develops a competitive spirit not with others but with the self. It also develops concentration. It teaches the important lesson of practicing. Practice, practice and practice make anyone perfect. It also teaches us to handle failures. Winning and losing is part of a life. Parents must encourage kids to lose and win with the same spirit.

Speaking about their expansion Sibi Shekhar said SIP Academy aims to have 1500 centers from 900 in the next three years. The duration of the contest was 5 minutes. Before beginning the contest, the kids did a Brain Gym Exercise to maximize the potential of the child’s brain.

It was a contest of a unique kind where human calculators were action and calculated numbers faster than calculators.

The contest had a visualisation round, where kids were supposed to do maths by visualization and mental calculation without using an abacus.

The contest ended with the Concentration Round, where kids had to do maths in an environment where 100-decibel music was played in the background. Children did sums by singing and dancing without getting disturbed or distracted. It was a real fest to eyes to see so many kids enjoying maths. SIP Academy introduced this Concentration Round with Music recently which seem to be a great hit with kids.

SIP Academy which runs world-class skill development programs has been making a significant impact on the mental potential of children. It is also known widely for creating child prodigies with razor-sharp intellects. It holds 5 Limca Book of Records.