Paarth Raj Kapoor, a 8-year old student of class IV from Apeejay School, Pitampura, after solving 13complex5-digit calculations within the set time, has earned a place in the ‘India Book of Records 2022’. Much to the selectors’ amazement, he successfully completed the calculations in just 8 minutes and 20 seconds. He secured his place in the first round itself owing much to his incredible timing and sharp calculations skills. The process took place online and participants were expected to undergo three rounds
It took him around 27 minutes initially to solve the problems. Each sum comprised 5 digits and 10 rows. However, with his resolution and focus, Paarth was able to quickly and accurately solve complex mental calculations. He began with his practice one month prior to the test.
It was the teachers at school, who realized his arithmetic talent and recommended his parents to enrol in ‘India Book of Records 2022’. His mother, Sonia Kapoor says that Paarth has a natural inclination towards mathematics, especially the addition and subtraction of numbers. He often likes to do mental calculations in his spare time.
Paarth has been practicingand learning the Abacus technique for three years. This enabled and trained him to solve complex math problems. He is specifically fond of addition and subtraction calculations. Even at this age he follows a routine and ensures practicing Abacus daily for 30 minutes.
“I want to be a mathematician one day. Paarth added, “I will participate in the Asia Book of Records and eventually Guinness too,” says Parth.