Soon after India bagged gold and silver medals at the Physics Olympiad, four Indians bagged silver medals at the 41st International Chemistry Olympiad, hosted by the Cambridge University, UK.
Held from July 18 to 27, the Olympiad saw participation from 68 countries. “We were confident we would bring home a medal,” said Abhishek Padmanabhan (18) of Mumbai.
Vinayak Gagrani (18) and Shruti Khatri (17) from Jaipur and Manikanta Kotaru (17) from Hyderabad were the other winners.
“These 10 days were like living a fairy tale and the medal is just an icing on the cake,” said Khatri.
The students were accompanied by Professor A.A Natu of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, Dr A. Srinivasan from the National College, Bangalore and mentor Dr Savita Ladage from the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education.
Congratulating the students on Tuesday at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Home minister P. Chidambaram said, “I see future scientists in all of you.”