Gandhinagar: Payal Merja, a Class 7 girl student from Gujarat
, has won the runner up trophy at a mental arithmetic competition in Malaysia
, it was announced on Monday.
Payal, 11, a student of Bavis Gram Vidyalaya in Vallabh Vidyanagar in central Gujarat
, was among 5,000 students in the age group of 4 to 12 from 42 countries who took part in the contest.
is proud that little Payal has won laurels in the Higher-A Category. She solved 161 sums in eight minutes, losing first rank by just one mark," an official statement said.
The winner was a boy from Saudi Arabia.
Payal can solve around 200 sums in eight minutes without a calculator or any electronic device, the statement said. IANS