Chandigarh boys win contest
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 15
Yadvendra Public School boys from Chandigarh have won the National Software Talent Contest organised by the Computer Society of India (CSI) and Aptech Computer Education.

Gagandeep Singh, Atif Zia and Aman Gupta represented the school from the city beautiful.

Vidya Mandi School Mylapore, Chennai, bagged the second position in the finals.

These two teams will participate in the International SEARCC Software Contest for schools, which will be held in Auckland, New Zealand in November.

“This year over 300 schools from all over the country participated in the contest. The local rounds took nearly three months. From the 300 schools, 11 regional teams competed in the national finals,” said chairman of CSI, prof C.R. Muthukrishnan.

He said “a mock session along with an online practice session was conducted prior to the final contest. The mega event on Sunday displayed an array of confidence and enthusiasm among the students”.

In the final teams from Chennai, Karikudi, Cochin, Bangalore, Baroda and Chandigarh competed and the final was a photo-finish, he added. Mr Pramod Khera, CEO of training and education at Aptech, co-sponsors of the event, said “we are proud of the fact that Indian students have en excellent aptitude for technical skills and use these skills effectively to enter the exciting world of Information Technology.”

“CSI-Aptech are jointly sponsoring the teams participating in the international competition which will be held in New Zealand next month,” he added.