Mathematics is everywhere; it is the basis of modern technological world and is must for at least 70% of modern careers. Yet most children, the world over, fear and hate mathematics. But the students at Vidyatree Modern World College, Aliganj (previously Modern School), love mathematics and are proud of it. They say ‘maths is easy’. To showcase this love and share our joy VMWC organized first ever in the city, an Inter School Competition Mathematics Hackathon, on Sunday, 14 May, 2017. The Chief Guest to the event was Mr. Kumar Sanjeev, HDFC Regional Head of UP.
Mathematics Hackathon comprised of a 3 hour marathon of solving upto 50 challenging mathematical problems. To keep the hackathon fair and transparent, the host school i.e., VMWC was not eligible for any prizes. Almost 41 teams from 27 reputed school participated enthusiastically in the Hackathon. The participating schools were : Lucknow Public College, Pioneer Montessori Inter College, Hoerner College, Study Hall, CMS LDA Branch, Brightland Inter College, Central Academy, Scholar’s Home, G.D Goenka Public School, Raj Kumar Academy, Amity International School, New Way Senior Secondary School, City Montessori School, Spring Dale College, La Martiniere College, Modern Academy, The Millennium School (Sitapur Road), Delhi Public School, Lucknow Public School, St. Joseph College.
The winning team was from G D Goenka Public School who were awarded Rs. 5000 per participant with a beautiful winner’s trophy and certificates. The winning participants were Yashavi, Rudransh, Kartikey and Ankish. The runner-up team was from City Montessori School, Aliganj branch who were awarded Rs. 2000 per participant and a beautiful runner-up trophy and certificates to each participant. The runner up participants were Nimish Mishra, Gaurang Tandon, Namami Shankar and Abhigyan Dwivedi.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Kumar Sanjeev, Regional Head, HDFC, blessed the children and said that learning should be lifelong. He added that in a competition not just the winners gain, but every team which participates learns and gains. Everyone is a winner in terms of learning. Children must utilise every opportunities that comes their way by participating in challenges and competitions.