Chennai, June 2023: Three students from Chennai have achieved international ranks in the SOF Olympiad exam. Allayna Anjuman, a student of sixth grade at SAN Academy, earned international rank 1, received Rs. 50,000, international gold medal and a merit certificate whereas Naina Mahajan, of seventh grade from B.V. Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram and Aditya Neeraje of class twelfth from Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School secured international rank 2 and each of them received Rs. 25,000, an international silver medal and a merit certificate. Shan Valiyaveettil from Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial School got 3rd Rank.
Over 3,65,000 students from Chennai participated in the SOF Olympiad exam including students from Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, Chettinad Vidyashram, Sri Sankara Sr. Sec. School, Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial School, Chennai Public School and many more.
The Science Olympiad Foundation conducted an awards ceremony to honour and present awards to the Olympiad exam winners, teachers, and principals for the academic year 2022–2023. The top three SOF worldwide rank winners from classes First to Twelve that participated in seven Olympiad exams were recognised during the ceremony. The auspicious occasion was graced by Justice Dipak Misra, former Chief Justice of India.
During the event, 66 international rank-1 winners received Rs. 50,000 in addition to an international gold medal and a merit certificate, while the 66 international rank-2 winners received Rs. 25,000 as well as an international silver medal and a merit certificate, and 66 international rank-3 holders was given Rs. 10,000, a bronze medal, and a merit certificate. From the 70 participating countries, the top 25 principals and top 60 instructors, whose students excelled at the worldwide level, were also honoured with cash prizes, souvenirs, and citations.
Mahabir Singh, Founder and Director of SOF, said, “SOF has conducted Olympiad exams for 25 years. Over 70000 schools from 1400 cities in 70 different countries took part in the seven SOF Olympiad exams from February 22–23, and millions of students registered to sit for them. The top state level rankings of more than 81,000 pupils from 6300 schools have earned them awards. Additionally, “Gold Medals of Excellence” have been given to almost 100,000 pupils for receiving the highest grade in their individual schools. Additionally, 3000 principals and instructors have received awards for their dedication to education and single-minded quest of successfully enhancing pupils’ academic understanding.”
Other dignitaries present at the event were Hon’ble Justice Rekha Palli, Judge High Court of Delhi, Col. Comdt. Prof. Dr. Rajendrakumar Anayath, Vice Chancellor, Deenbandhu Chotu Ram University of Science & Technology, Sonipat, Manish Gupta, President of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Dr. Satish Arya, Dean (retd.) CBL University, Haryana and R. Ravi, CEO, Founder Epiance Software Pvt. Ltd., B’luru.
About Science Olympiad Foundation: SOF aims to identify, nurture, motivate and reward talent and performance at the International and National level, State level and also School level. It attempts to develop a spirit of competitiveness among students and to prepare them to face competition beyond their school level. Each participating student’s performance is analyzed and a school, city, state and international rank awarded, to enable the student to know her/his level of preparedness and readiness to face competition. Each student’s performance analysis report including areas of strengths and weaknesses are also provided. SOF conducts seven exams including SOF National Cyber Olympiad ( NCO), SOF National Science Olympiad ( NSO), SOF International Mathematics Olympiad ( IMO) SOF International English Olympiad ( IEO). SOF International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) and SOF International Commerce Olympiad (ICO) SOF International Social Studies Olympiad (ISSO).