“Hard Work is the key to Success” these words are still relevant in today's modern and fast paced life and Mohammed Ali, a student of Pant Nagar Municipal English School, Mumbai is the recent example of the same. Ali defeated 35,000 students at National Level Ken Ken Puzzle Tournament and will represent India at International level Ken Ken Puzzle Competition, New York.
Grey Slim Limited organized the competition for the students of class 5 and 35,000 students from 24 different cities participated in the competition. Ali will be accompanied by Gaurav Pandey of Ryan International School, Dhani Bangani of Gokuldham High School, Devika Pillai of O.P. Jindal School and Srishti Chakraborty of Delhi Public School for the final round of the International Ken Ken Puzzle Competition to be held in New York on May 31, 2015. According to Mr. Vishal, CEO of Grey Slim Limited, the expenses for the trip will be borne by their company.
Rigorous training and confidence enabled the 13 year old boy to sharpen his skills and show his talent at Ken Ken Puzzle Competition held at Mumbai. Meena Adha, a teacher from Mohammed’s school told that “Ken Ken members taught them the process to solve the puzzle and later with the help of computer application they trained the students to solve the puzzle.” Mohammed added that his teachers used to give him printouts of the puzzles which he would solve at home. These persistent efforts turned his initial nervousness into confidence.
Principal of Mohammed’s School, Mr. Dayashankar Shukla gives the credit of this achievement to the boy himself and the efforts of the teachers. He said that despite the lack of modern facilities and belonging to an underprivileged family, he outdid all his competitors. He also added that Mohammed’s talent should be supported and other children should also be encouraged to participate in such competitions and show their talent to the world.>> List of all Scholarships & Competition 2015
We wish all the very best to Mohammed Ali and hope he continue his journey toward success.
Ken Ken is a game invented by a math teacher Tetsuya Miyamoto in Tokyo to help kids learn arithmetic. It is a Mathematics puzzle which improves logical thinking, reasoning and calculation power of the brain. It is published in many newspapers and magazines such as Time Magazine and New York Times.