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Math wizard Neelakantha Bhanu wins award

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PNS|Hyderabad

A resident of Hyderabad, Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash Jonnalagadda, has been honoured with JCI India’ Outstanding Young Person of the year 2022 in the Personal Improvement and Accomplishment category. The award was presented by JCI India National President Anshu Saraf.

The award ceremony was held during JCI’s national convention at The Leela Ambience Convention Center in New Delhi. “It gives me great happiness to accept this award. I hope that my journey inspires young minds to do extraordinary things in their fields. I would like to extend my gratitude to JCI Vishaka Valley for nominating me,” Neelakantha Bhanu said. KV Rao, the mentor of JCI Vishaka Valley said, “I would like to congratulate Neelakantha Bhanu for winning the Outstanding Young Person Award 2022. It is a moment of happiness for all of us that Bhanu has been recognised at the national level. With the start-up Bhanzu that he has built, I am sure Bhanu will achieve his vision of helping students in India and around the world with math learning and cognitive ability enhancement. I wish him success and let him continue inspiring youth with his extraordinary achievements.”

Neelakantha Bhanu, also known as the Usain Bolt of Mathematics, became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Mind Sports Olympiad in the United Kingdom in 2020. He became the world’s Fastest Human Calculator at the age of 17 and broke the records of Shakuntala Devi.

Bhanu started Bhanzu, a math learning platform, which currently caters to 30,000 students from India and other countries. It is helping students overcome their fear of maths and learn the subject with fun story narrative teaching methods.

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