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The 10th Pan Pacific
Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition- 2008 a Report
Place : Le Royal Meridian – Chennai
Time : 10: 30 am to 7:30 pm
Date : 28/12/2008
It was quite an
exceptional and outstanding day 28.12.2008 in the history of
semas academy India –Chennai chapter.
Shihan Pushpanathan president PAMA India
and fonder of SEAMS Academy, with his unstinted co-operating
committee members brought out a colorful show by executing
bubbling enthusiasm and zeal in organization of the 10th
PAMA (Pan Pacific Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Association)
Competitions – 2008.
The main goal in organizing these
competitions is to make mental maths and arithmetic skills
to promote the abacus and mental arithmetic calculations
vitally these activities lead to the exchange of
information and friendship among the participants from all
over the world.
The following ten countries Taiwan,
Malaysia, Thailand, Canada, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan,
Singapore, South Africa, USA and India are as members of
started up exactly at 10.30am. It was a pre-practice session
between 10.30 and 11.30am to enhance the confidence and
inspiration of the children. Children were seated group wish
for this warming up session.
volunteers holding the flag of the member countries fall in
a line on the stage.
All the parents of
the children and other visitors were also to be at the back
of the children participating area. At 11.45 the initial
programme had its inception.
The organizing committee member madam Ms.
Neeraja from Delhi should be really appreciated for her
meticulous maneuvering and presentation of the show from the
beginning to the end.
Executive commissioner of PAMA-India
Shihan Pushpanathan extended a warm welcome to one and all.
The Day’s guest of honor for the function
was Ms.Marlene Ras of SEMAS – South Africa. She fulfilled
her obligations through out the performances from the
morning till the end of the show by drawing out on unending
smile on her category countenance.
At the beginning of the show the member
countries, India, South Africa and the U.S.A exchanged
greetings. They appreciated the participants children and
encourage them in their endeavors.
Exactly at 12.10 pm the competitions
started. The children had to perform their might in 7
papers, 3 papers on Abacus in 3 minutes (+/- 20 sums 2 to 5
digits 10rows, X-30sums 3digits by 1 digit to 5digits by
3digits and division (/) 3digits divided by 1digit to
6digits divided by 4digits) and 4 papers in Mental sums in
one minute (+/- 20 sums 1 to 3 digits 10 rows, X-30sums
1digit by 1 digit to 3digits by 2digits and division (/)
2digits divided by 1 digit to 4digits divided by 2digits) .
The children were seated in A to E group
wise. Before their executions, rules and regulations were
explained to them.
The actual programme execution was done
The participating children were very much
enthusiastic and the presented an extraordinary interest and
enthusiasm in their every attempt. Their whole hearted
co-operation throughout the competition was highly
commendable. From the beginning to the end they were very
much in rowed in receiving the papers and completing the
tasty bestowed on them. Reaping up the time stipulated for
each paper. There was no face to express dissatisfaction of
any kind. Their discipline was to the care.
The competition came to an end by 1.05
There was total satisfaction on the face
of each of them and they exhibited them selves as if they
had completed a great task.
All the participating children left the
hall for their LUNCH after receiving a souvenir each.
Between 1.10 and 2.30 pm all the
participants, parents and visitors were provided sumptuous
lunch with vanities of relish able items and it is needless
to emphasize that all the children enjoyed the colorful
lunch items with their hearts content.
The Afternoon session started by 3.00 pm.
The item was performance of mental calculations by the
participating children group wise. This execution was to
highlight and impress the parents and visitors in bringing
out the in rate capacity of the training acquires by the
children of SEMAS Academy.
The exhibition of the talents by the
children was something outstanding in the mental
calculations. The mental arithmetic performance of the
children from each age group starting from six.
The programme consisted of mental sums
containing varieties of additions, subtractions,
multiplications and divisions of various formats. The items
were meant for one minute execution.
The sums in each category were given and
all the participants were able to do creditably in the time
specified. The audience was spell bond by the talents
exposed by the participating children.
The time of 4.00pm was meant for cultural
activities, which were really the top of the day’s
performances. There were totally 15 varieties of items.
Every item was outstanding in its own
way. Mostly the participation groups belonged to India.
Swararga Manjiri rendered the player at the outset.
The participants of Swararaga Manjari ,
Chennai, gave out highly attractive items like (1) National
formation with 11 students (2) Dandiya (8 students) (3)
Devotional Folk dance by P.Padma (4) Devotional songs
(6students) under the guidance of Mrs.Usha Mohan. One of the
students from Avadi exhibited her flavor for music by
performing a song on the key board.
The item Brahmanjali was presented by two
students of Semas-Hyderabad.
The item ‘Hutke- jutke by 3 students of
SEMAS R K Puram Delhi, was the mixture of Karate, classical
Bharath Natyam and Yoga. Bring the same musical back ground
for all the 3 items.
It was considered to be quite a superb
performance by the audience.
The SEMAS –Kolhapur, Maharashtra student
performance Bharata Natyam for a Hindi song. Another student
form Solapur, Maharastra exerted a Hindi song for her
kathakali Both the items were enjoyed by the audience as a
Under the banner Om shanthi om, Master
Manoj presented a western disco dance. The performance was
superb, the student got encomiums form the total audience.
The student B.Manasa of Hyderabad exposed
her exceptional talents in performing a ‘Classical
Jathigwara’ dance and she lured the appreciation of audience
as a whole.
Lastly to decorate all the earlier items
SEMAS- Ammapet, Salem, Tamilmadu a group of student
presented a folk dance in Tamil highlighting the activities
of agriculture commutes in India . The item was quite relish
able and outstanding in its own way.
At the end of the cultural programs,
prize distribution was organized at 6.25 pm.
The whole programme came to a close by
It is heedless to emphasize here that
every individual participant as well as visitor left the
campus with his or her heart content. The whole credit goes
to the organizer 10th PAMA Competition-2008,
Shihan Pushpanathan, Chairman SEMA Academy, Chennai,
The details of the out standing students
(group wise) are as presented below:
CAMPIONSBEST TECHER COUNTRY
A T.V.INBAARASU SALEM
B NISHITH PRAKASH BANGALORE
C ASHISH.R.GADEKAR SOLAPUR
MR.SATISH MULGE INDIA
D ASHITH SANKAR
B WILHELM ERASMUS
MRS.JIN HWEI CHEN U.S.A
D SONIA TAGARE U.S.A
MRS.JIN HWEI CHEN
MRS.SUNITHA SURESH INDIA
The best teachers awards were given as
tarnished here under.
Group A ; Ms R.Jayanthi-Salem
Group B ; Ms Anuradha-Bangalore
Group C ; Ms Sangeetha-Solopur
Group D ; Ms Anuradha -Bangalore
Group E ; Ms Swarooparani -