A befitting crowning glory to a string of superlative achievements in the past few months, Pranjal Srivastava has won the Gold Medal at the recently concluded International Mathematics Olympiad’s (IMO 2019) in UK.
IMO is revered as the biggest and toughest of the science competitions across the world and even the biggest countries like USA, China and Russia put their might and national pride behind this competition. What makes Pranjal’s medal noteworthy, are two things. Firstly, he is the youngest ever to win a gold medal from India and secondly, his medal successfully ended a seven year drought of gold for India. India as a team put up a stupendous performance in many years with 4 Silver medals in the tow. The competition which involved around 210 countries and more than 600 participants, was a memorable experience for Pranjal. He was able to meet and make friends across many countries.
Upon his return, he was felicitated at the HBCSE by legendary mathematician of international repute, Prof Mahan Maharaj of TIFR. We are proud of you Pranjal!