Pakistani student wins gold medal in international math competition

Published: November 19, 2015
Rajinish Aneel Bhatia PHOTO: TWITTER

Rajinish Aneel Bhatia PHOTO: TWITTER

An exceptionally bright student of PakTurk International School in Jamshoro has brought home a gold medal after competing in Math Challenge V hosted by the Pan-Asia International School in Bangkok.

Making Pakistan proud, Rajinish Aneel Bhatia of grade 7 bagged the gold medal in the international math competition.

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Three other students from the same school also secured silver and bronze medals. Harun Yilmaz of grade 8 won a silver medal while Abdul Wasay Kandhir and Abdul Wasay Memon, of grade 7 and 8 respectively, bagged a bronze medal each.

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Both Bhatia and Kandhir took to Facebook to announce their win.

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Schools from all over Asia participated in the Math Challenge V held on November 17 and 18. The competition aims to encourage students to study and excel in math and critical thinking.

The prizes for gold, silver and bronze medalists are 3,000 THB, 2,100 THB, 1,500 THB respectively.

Here’s a video of moments from the second day of the competition.

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  • Harshvardhan
    Nov 19, 2015 - 2:29PM

    He is hindu and we know hindus are smartest no wonder we have highest overseas hiring at NASARecommend

  • goggi (Lahore)
    Nov 19, 2015 - 2:40PM

    Rajinish Aneel you are not only super intelligent but also super cute! Heartily congratulations to you, your Mathematics teacher and your loving parents!

    Heartily congratulations also to Abdul Wasay Kandhir, Abdul Wasay Memon, Harun Yilmaz!

    You all are like the shining stars in the heavens!!!Recommend

  • wb
    Nov 19, 2015 - 3:24PM

    If Pakistan has to ever progress, it will only be because of Hindus and Christians.

    Empower them, Pakistan. They’ll be loyal to you.Recommend

  • Pakistani Dude
    Nov 19, 2015 - 3:56PM

    And your fellow Indians say that Hindus are not given opportunities to flourish in Pakistan. Hope this news has cleared cobwebs out of your mind.

    Well done Rajineesh!Recommend

  • Kamal
    Nov 19, 2015 - 4:11PM

    I read a news earlier that non muslim girl was not allowed to go to school bathroom in Faisalabad and it infuriated me and after reading above – it gave me some relief and hope in our nation. Well done my little country boy. Bigots who have thinking of division in community should be the one to be expelled and taken to task. There should be outright rejection for such characters in our society and culture. I reject all such people and welcome diversity in culture and society. #EmbraceDiversity. Above is great news and a happy one too. Hope he gets good follow through throughout his academic years up to future career too. Recommend

  • Mouli
    Nov 19, 2015 - 4:25PM

    @Harshvardhan: He is a Pakistani first and then a Hindu. Will we allow someone to boast of Muslim superiority because Dr. Abdul Kalam was the most reverred President of our country ?Recommend

  • Nil
    Nov 19, 2015 - 4:53PM

    Anyway after longest period Pakistan has got chance to cheer up that too because of Hindu scholar.Recommend

  • Muhammad Mashood Tariq
    Nov 19, 2015 - 5:38PM

    Well done boi you are a hero thumbs up to you !!!
    please give me some mathematics class some time ;) Recommend

  • wb
    Nov 19, 2015 - 5:42PM


    “He is a Pakistani first and then a Hindu. ”

    That’s not true. Pakistan’s identity is Islam. So, he has to be a Hindu first and a Pakistani second.

    Still, he will be more loyal to Pakistan than Muslims will be loyal to Pakistan.Recommend

  • ASQ
    Nov 19, 2015 - 6:12PM

    @ wb

    rather than hitting Pakistan you should better appreciate the kid’s intelligence as Pakistan already is mashaALLAH very proud because of Muslim genius kids like Arfa Kareem, Ayan Qureshi, shafay sobani etcRecommend

  • ASQ
    Nov 19, 2015 - 6:16PM

    @ wb

    rather than hitting Pakistan you should better appreciate the kid’s intelligence as Pakistan already is mashaALLAH very proud because of Muslim genius kids like Arfa Kareem, Ayan Qureshi, Shafay Sobani etcRecommend

  • wb
    Nov 19, 2015 - 6:49PM


    ” Arfa Kareem, Ayan Qureshi, shafay soban”

    Really? And who are they? Never heard of them?

    Does that also mean you’re not proud of Hindu Pakistani? Hmmm…proves my point.Recommend

  • Karachiite
    Nov 19, 2015 - 8:38PM

    hahaha so many indian sobs commenting here just to spur up anti-hindu comments but it wont work. congrats to you Rajinish. you made yourself, your parents and all of Pakistan proud! Recommend

  • Aviator
    Nov 19, 2015 - 9:22PM

    Great job!Recommend

  • Fisherman
    Nov 19, 2015 - 9:39PM

    In international math olympiad, Bangladesh ranks 33 put of all countries where Pakistan ranks 85. In Chess BD has more than 10 Grand Masters where Pakistan has none. So, do not jump over the moon you kids.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Nov 19, 2015 - 10:14PM

    Yes we know our PAKISTANI hindus are very clever n smart. U don’t have to tell us. We love our minorities in Pakistan, they have equal opportunitie unlike so-called secular countries. He’s a proud Pakistani kid, son of Pakistan.
    So proud of You Rajinish, keep the green flag high.
    Pakistan Zindabad! Recommend

  • Muhammad Sario
    Nov 20, 2015 - 12:21AM

    Congratulations Boy. You proved abroad that Pakistan is filled with talent but the need is to identify that talent and bring before the world. Soon, world will be aware that how much Pakistan has got talent and one day they will debate with the students of Harvard and Oxford.
    Best of Luck for your future ahead.Recommend

  • Sal
    Nov 20, 2015 - 2:51AM

    You Indian and Pakistanis need to come out of these useless and time wasting senseless religious debates and identities. Be humans and work together. The British set you all up before they left and here you are still arguing over nothing.Recommend

  • faisal
    Nov 20, 2015 - 4:10AM

    The white part of our flag reminds us that Pakistan is not for the greens only. Happy to see the whites flourish.Recommend

  • Mrs HighBall
    Nov 20, 2015 - 5:21AM

    @Fisherman: Ah, but how many Nobel Prize winners has it got ? Zilch ! Keep on fishin’….Recommend

  • Cosmo
    Nov 20, 2015 - 6:37AM

    @Pakistani Dude:
    Seriousely? U have reduced hindu population from 25% in 1947 to less than 0.5% today and yet u have the guts to clam what i have claimed.Recommend

  • Cosmo
    Nov 20, 2015 - 6:40AM

    @Pakistani Dude:
    Can he ever dream of becoming the Prime Minister or President or Military Cheif of Pakistan?
    I rest my case.Recommend

  • Mouli
    Nov 20, 2015 - 1:18PM

    @Raisani: You can boast of equal opportunity only the day a minority is elected or appointed for a topmost position of your country. India has Dr.APJ to showcase equal opportunity and Pakistan has a school boy to showcase equal opportunity. That is the difference.Recommend

  • D.Hussain
    Nov 22, 2015 - 4:48PM

    Jinnah founded Pakistan as a secular state so lets not hand it over to the fanatics and nationalists of whatever creed, colour or religion. Intolerance is the seed that begets violence and violence is the tree that gives shelter to intolerance.Recommend

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