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Somani winning the 2010 Mental Calculation World Cup
16 November 1998 |
Surat, Gujarat, India
|Known for||Mental calculator|
Priyanshi Somani (born 16 November 1998) is a mental calculator. She was the youngest participant of the Mental Calculation World Cup 2010 and won the overall title. She is the only participant who has done 100% accuracy in Addition, Multiplication, Square Root till date in all five Mental Calculation World Cups. Somani is the winner of "Pogo Amazing Kids Awards 2010" in genius category. Her name is also added in the Limca Book of World Records as well as the Guinness Book of World Records.
Priyanshi Somani, daughter of businessman Satyen Somani and Anju Somani, started learning Mental Maths at the age of 6. She studied in Lourdes Convent High School of Surat, where she was honoured by many trophies and certificates. She was the youngest participant of the Mental Calculation World Cup 2010 and won the overall combination title held at the University of Magdeburg, Germany on 5–7 June 2010. Somani claimed the title among 37 competitors from 16 countries, after standing 1st in extracting square roots from 6 digit numbers up to 8 significant digits in 6:51 minutes, 2nd in addition [10 numbers of 10 digits] and multiplication [2 numbers of 8 digits]. She is the only participant who has performed with 100% accuracy in Addition, Multiplication, and Square Root to date in all four mental calculation world cups. She also has a World Cup Record in calculating square roots. Priyanshi also solved 10 assigned tasks of square root correctly in 6:28 minutes on June 7, 2010, during the World Cup. As a result she had also qualified for the Memoriad competition going to be held in Turkey 2012. Priyanshi has been named the Indian Ambassador for the prestigious World Maths Day 2011 event. An assistant professor of psychology at Stanford university has approached Priyanshi for some research and test too.
On 31st Jan 2011, Priyanshi Somani was invited at Prime Minister Office, New Delhi, to meet Honorable Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh.
From 3 January 2012 Priyanshi Somani is the new "World Record Holder" in "Mental Square Roots". She finished 10 tasks of 6 digit numbers in 2:43:05 minutes. All tasks were calculated correctly to 8 significant digits. Recently her name features on the Mind & Memory page of Guinness Book of World Records 2014. She has also been added to The Book of Alternative Records & the Limca Book of World Records in 2013. Priyanshi was also covered by Times Now as an Amazing Indian in 2012. In 2011 Priyanshi was also awarded by Honorable President of India, Smt Pratibha Patil at Mayo Girls College School, Ajmer.
She is the winner of Pogo Amazing Kids Awards 2010 in the genius category. Priyanshi was the Guest Of Honor in the 16th Mental Arithmetic International Competition on 28 November 2010 organized by UCMAS Global Education Group at Malaysia among 43 countries.
Priyanshi won Bronze Medal in 5th International Young Mathematicians' Convention 2012 at CMS school Lucknow & also got 2nd rank in the quiz contest at National Maths Conference 2013,Peddapuram, Vishakhapatnam (NMC).
In 2006, 2007 and 2008 she was the National Champion in abacus and mental arithmetic competition in India and in 2007 International Champion at Malaysia. In International Olympiad of Mathematics 2008 Priyanshi stood 1st at international level in grade 5. 1st position in Mathematics International Assessments for Indian Schools conducted by Macmillan Publishers India Ltd. among 15 countries in 2008 in grade 5.
Priyanshi enjoys playing chess & table tennis too. She is runner up in all India IPSC Table Tennis Tournament at Phoenix Public School, Belgaum Karnataka in 2010 and also participated at national level in the 2nd SBD Chess Tournament at The Dun School, Dehradun in 2011.
Priyanshi Somani received the Outstanding Delegate Award in the third annual conference of CheongShim International Academy Model United Nations, held on the 20th to the 21st of February 2012 at North Korea. She is a highly talented girl.
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