Kaur finds her way into the Limca Book of Records.
By Sreekanth A Nair
“Nothing is impossible and I knew I had to do it,” said Dilpreet Kaur, 14, after finding herself listed in the Limca Book of Records for her incredible mathematical ability.
Kaur, popularly known as ‘Calculator Girl’, has created a new record by solving 100 division sums in just 96 seconds. The teenager from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, has already solved 1000 sums of divisions in just 17 minutes.
Kaur has received a confirmation mail, a trophy and a certificate for her achievement.
“We received a call from the record book authorities on August 20 who confirmed submission of the registration. On October 29, they apprised us through e-mail about the feat achieved by our daughter,” Kaur’s father Manjeet Singh told The Times of India.
An eighth standard student, Dilpreet Kaur had started solving problems when she was in the second standard. She is studying in Huddard High School in Civil Lines area of Kanpur.
The principal of Huddard High School KB Vincent said to the Times of India, “The management, principal, teachers and students of the college are proud of this small wonder and wish her a great career ahead as she has miles to go.”
Her father said that solving sums had almost become a passion for his daughter. To improve her brain’s ability, they had guided her to follow ancient abacus theory to perform mathematical functions like multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, square root and cube root. But, they did not know that her hard work would set a new record.
“We used to arrange for her practice sheets and she solves nearly 5,000 sums daily which further brought her laurels. She can now solve 100 division sums in just 96 seconds, which has now become a national record and it’s all due to her dedication and hard work,” Manjeet told The Times of India.
Her mother Simran Kaur said that she is all set to make a new record.
“She has solved one digit 100-row addition in just 21 seconds. However, 19.23 seconds is the world record for which she is toiling hard. Limca authorities have already registered it for 2017 record,” Simran Kaur claimed.
Dilpreet Kaur is preparing hard for the forthcoming World Mental Math competition organized by Delhi University from December 5.