Super 30 students win competition in Japan

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Super 30, which has maintained a good strike rate over the years in IIT competition exams, on Wednesday said that its students won an aeroplane model-making competition in Japan.

The five Super 30 students selected through the ‘solve and win’ contest competed with students of 30 other groups from across the globe and kept the Indian flag aloft.

“The students were given certificates after the results were announced, but later Super 30 became a talking point among all, as did Bihar, the land of Buddha as Japanese know the state as,” Super 30 said in a statement.

It was an aeroplane model-making competition. The students were asked to prepare a design with paper and make it fly. The one flying the fastest and for the longest duration was to be adjudged the winner.

As the participants got down to their job, Super 30 students from modest backgrounds proved their worth with their plane flying to make everyone take note of its trajectory.

Later, Nobel Laureate Hideki Shirakawa — who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000 — took the students to his lab where he worked to achieve international recognition and showed the students some of the experiments, including passing of current through a bad conductor like plastic. He was impressed with the students.

Anand Kumar, the founder and director of Super 30, said that the students were excited with all the praise they got.

“There are no half measures for success. The passion counts, as does dreaming. The students have both. The clouds of adversity cannot prevent the sun of talent from rising. Well done my students!” he said.

Super 30 is an innovative educational programme run under the banner of “Ramanujan School of Mathematics” by Kumar.

–IANS

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