Education & Culture

16th mental arithmetic competition held

Published : 24 Feb 2024 08:24 PM

ALOHA Bangladesh ,a visionary organization devoted for the mental educational development successfully completed its 16th National Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition 2024 on Friday in Dhaka's Bashundhara International Convention City (ICCB). 

2700 children from over 600 schools across Bangladesh participated the day-long competition, that create a good vibe among the participants attended the competition. 

ALOHA Bangladesh has been organising such competitions in Bangladesh since 2008. The objective of this competition was to test the speed and accuracy of the children. The participants were asked to solve 70 complex sums in a span of five minutes, and the majority of the students solved those problems with 100 per cent accuracy within the set time.

The programme began with the national anthem of Bangladesh. Mr Loh Mun Sung, founder of Aloha Mental Arithmetic, inaugurated the event. Following this, the children took part in the five-minute exam in four different batches.

The award ceremony took place in the second session. The chief guest of the event, Mr Loh Mun Sung; the special guest, Mrs Kiran Matwani, international director of Aloha; and Mr Guoliang Zhou, founder, GL art, China; handed over the awards to the winners.

The selected winners will participate in the Aloha International Competition 2024, to be held in Madrid, Spain.

Md Ali Haider Chowdhury FCMA, managing director of ALOHA Bangladesh, gave the welcome speech at the ceremony, while Mr Saiful Karim, chairman of ALOHA Bangladesh, lead the programme as session chairman and Mr Shamsuddin Tipu, director, Aloha Bangladesh was also present as the event.

“ALOHA Bangladesh is the first organisation to bring internationally recognised Aloha Mental Arithmetic to Bangladesh from Malaysia for the brain development of children aged between 4 and 13 years. It helps children build better concentration, self-confidence, sharper observation, keener listening skill, and enhanced memory retention power, and improved analytical skill, better creative and imaginative skill.

The programme helps children learn arithmetic in a fun way and improves their thinking capacity to do better in creative writing, social science, English, Bangla and other subjects,” said Md Ali Haider Chowdhury.

The event’s healthcare partner was Uttara Crescent Clinic Ltd and strategic partner was Hashtag Communication Ltd.

Since March 2006, Aloha Bangladesh has been operating in Bangladesh. Aloha is an ISO certified learning system that works with more than six million students in 42 countries around the world, including the US, Canada, Australia, China, India, Malaysia and Bangladesh.