This year the Ceremonial launch of the main round of the International Competition in Mathematics for school students BRICSMATH.COM was held at G D Goenka Public School on November, 13, 2019.
H.E. Mr. Nikolay Kudashev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India, H.E. Mr. André Corrêa do Lago, Ambassador of Brazil in India, Ms. Zhu Xiaohong, Chancellor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Counsellor and Head of the Cultural Department, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India and Director of Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC), Mr. Pushkar Vohra, Joint Secretary Academics, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Ms. Samreen Ghauri, Project Manager, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Ms. Victoria Tesunova, Coordinator of BRICSMATH.COM in India graced the occasion.
The programme was followed by the concert of students of the G D Goenka Public School, who performed songs and colourful national dances.
Guests of honour pressed an interactive "Start" button on an interactive screen and the competition automatically started for all schoolchildren across India. As to the good tradition the competition was officially launched in one of the school’s in each of the 5 BRICS countries.
The competition is held in two rounds. Trial round - from October 12 to November 12, the main round - from November 13 to December 13. Trial round gives children an opportunity to try their skills and get acquainted with tasks before the main round. The results of the trial round do not affect the main round.
The competition was initiated in 2017 by the educational platform Uchi.ru / Dragonlearn and is dedicated to the BRICS Summit. It is highly supported by the officials and educational institutions of all the BRICS countries. The purpose of the competition is to cultivate an interest in Mathematics and exact sciences, as well as to unite children from different countries.
BRICSMATH.COM has gained popularity among schoolchildren due to its focus on the development of logical and out of the box thinking and increasing interest in Mathematics. Over 670,000 school students from Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa took part in the first competition BRICSMATH.COM in 2017. In 2018 the number of participants reached 1 million. It is expected that in 2019 two million children will participate in III rd BRICSMATH.COM.
More than 100, 000 school students are already registered from India.