Report by Squadron Leader Jayasimha, President World Memory Sports Council for India
This is Squadron Leader Jayasimha, President World Memory Sports Council for India.
I had the privilege of leading the 17 Member Young Indian Memory Contingent for the World Memory Championships 2017, held in Shenzhen, China from 6th December to 8th December 2017.
I am very proud to share with you that the Indian team bagged the 4th Position at the World Memory Platform.
The entire Indian team performed very well.
They could have still done better, but being young in age, inexperience, first time at the world platform, competing against the best and seasoned memory athletes in the world had made them little nervous.
They have lots of potential, talent, skill and practiced a lot, but when it came to the actual performance under pressure, they buckled.
But, it is to their credit that in the first attempt itself, they could stand 4th in the overall world Memory Competition.
Little more training, and over a period of time, the team would certainly do well in the competition and by next year they will do very well in the competition.
The importance mental literacy and Memory sports is gaining popularity all over the world. Most importantly with 1.25 Billion people, India is the next destination of Memory sports in the world. We are working with a goal of hosting the World Memory Championships in India in 2020 and producing a World Memory Champion from this country few year from now.
I would like to specially appreciate all the Indian Memory Athletes:
- Kanaka Mahalaxmi
- J Jyothi
- Ilaiah Sir
- Bharath Goud
I would like to place on record my sincere appreciation to the management of APSWREI society, all the Officials/ Parents / trainers (Sri Rajarao Sir, SmtSajayakumari Madam, Sri Manjunath sir, SmtKrishnaven Madam, Sri Vedamangu sir, SmtSumalatha Madam, SmtRadhika Madam, SmtHimabindu Madam) & (Sri Venkata Ramana Senapati sir, Sri Rajesh Garu, Sri Kirangaru, Mr Riyazgaru) who supported Team India.
It all started with the biggest Indian National Memory Championship with 345 participants in Hyderabad on 15th October 2017.
With the support of wonderful parents and great enthusiasm of the Indian athletes, we could train and train.
The journey started with the wearing of Blue Indian Jersey at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad on 2nd December 2017.
The Baolilai International Hotel was excellently hosted the Indian team.
We had a fruitful interaction with the Counsel General of India Sri Y K SailasThangalat Guangzhou on 4th December 2017.
Mr Manjunath and Mr Vedamangu carried the Indian Flag for the March Past at the glittering Opening Ceremony on 5th December 2017.
The Competition was on 6th, 7th and 8th December 2017.
We had a lovely visit of Splendid China, Shenzhen Beach and shopping mall visit on 9th December 2017.
We were back to Mother India on 10th December 2017 night at 11.50 pm.
Overall, the visit was exceptional in terms of exploration of brain.
Our sincere gratitude to Mr Tony Buzan, Mr Raymond Kenee OBE, Mr Phil Chambers, Mr David Zhang, Mr Domnic O Brein, Mr Alexander Kenee and Jessica for looking after us.
The entire Indian team had experienced a Great Memory competition, wonderful exposure, met with the best memory athletes and learnt lot of new ways of fine tuning their techniques.
We really enjoyed the food in China specially the Rice and pickles, KFC, Little Indian Restaurant and some bread, butter and Jam.
The entire trip made us more matured and taught us as to how we should approach the competition next year.
The World Memory Sports Council is trying to approach the Government for their support in promoting this memory sports. Very soon, I might have some good news to share in terms of interaction of our Indian Memory team with the top Indian authorities.
We will start our Memory Training for 2018 Indian and World Memory Championships soon. Because, we need to really learn, practice and keep fine tuning our techniques to withstand the Global competition. Hence, we will have regular training programs/ practice sessions after school hours/ weekends from now onwards. Many parents, teachers, educational institutions are showing interest to make their kids learn memory techniques.
Please stay tuned for further announcement of our training schedules. You may call me on 9866018989 or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for training details.
I wish team India all the best for the future.
India, keep rocking !!!!