Guwahati, Sept. 6 (ANI): Youth from the Northeast have been making India proud at different international sporting championships.
One such young achiever from Guwahati, Kabyanil Talukdar, recently won gold at the Rubik’s Cube World Championship in Brazil.
The 15-year-old from Guwahati is happy after winning gold at the Rubik’s Cube World Championship held at Sao Paulo in July this year.
He became a world champion in 3*3 Rubik’s Cube blind folded category with a timing of 24.86 seconds.
The Championship was organized under the aegis of World Cube Association.
Kabyanil, who also plays chess, developed an interest in Rubik’s cube in 2012 during a train journey from Delhi. Since then, he has gone on to win many national accolades in the game.
Kabyanil said that the competition at the championship was tough.
“This competition was the toughest in my whole career. I have been associated with this game for two and half years. In the last world championship, I was not able to solve the cube blindfolded but this time in Sao Paulo, I won the event. So, it was quite successful for me,” he said.
The game which is relatively new has a huge scope for becoming popular as it doesn’t require much investment and is a good mental exercise as well.
Kabyanil has also been organizing workshops and competitions in the city to popularize the game among youngsters.
Kabyanil’s father, Hariprashad Talukdar, urged the youth to take up such sport.
“If every parents started buying Rubik cubes for their kids, it will be really good as there is not much financial involvement but it is a good mental exercise. Children waste their time by playing games on mobile /computer or watching cartoons on television,” he said.
“Instead of that if they practice this for 1-2 hours every day, it will develop their mental stamina and benefit students a lot,” he added.
Youth in the Northeast display a natural inclination towards a variety of sports and have been bringing laurels for the country.
Achievers like Kabyanil also serve as an inspiration for the youngsters in the region.(ANI)