PUNE: Pune-bred Chirag Falor, a student of Aakash Institute, has done India proud by winning the Gold medal for the Country at the prestigious 13th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)held in Keszthely in Hungary. It is one of the most renowned International Science Olympiads.
Chirag, who is in Class XII, is a student of Pragati Public School, Dwarka, Delhi and is preparing for Engineering entrance exams at Aakash Institute. Chirag has not only bagged the gold medal in the Individual category, he has also emerged as the Winner in Team Competition and Night Observation at the IOAA, which is an annual astronomy and astrophysics competition for high school students from around the world.
Said Chirag Falor: “Securing a gold medal at the prestigious IOAA competition is like a dream come true. I have always been passionate about science. This achievement will go a long way in motivating and supporting me further to become a scientist and researcher and do something useful for the country. I thank my parents and the Aakash Institute for all their support and guidance, and look forward to studying even harder for the vast array of opportunities in the field of science.”
Congratulating Chirag, Mr Aakash Chaudhry, Co-Promoter and CEO of Aakash Educational Services Ltd. (AESL) and Founder & Trustee of Plaksha University, said, “We at Aakash believe in imparting quality test preparatory services to students. Congratulations to Chirag for achieving this feat and making our country proud in the prestigious International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. We are delighted that the hard work put in by him and the faculty has paid off.”
The students participating in the science Olympiad have to undergo and crack four stages in order to be eligible to participate in the fifth stage of the International Olympiad. The National Olympiad programme follows a five-stage process, which starts with an examination held at about 1400 schools across the country, and reaches a pinnacle with the International Olympiads at different corners of the world.
The students who have cleared all the stages from 1-4 can only participate in stage 5 of International Olympiad of Astrophysics and Astronomy. Chirag has previously also bagged third rank all-India in KVPY National Fellowship Program of Govt. of India, which is meant to attract exceptional school students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.
Aakash Institute aims to help students in their quest to achieve academic success. It has a centralized in-house process for curriculum and content development and faculty training and monitoring, led by its National Academic Team. Over the years, students from Aakash have shown proven selection track record in various Medical & Engineering entrance exams and competitive exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads.
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