Saturday, March 31, 2012
Moosa Feroz Made "Math Ambassador" By Australia
The Australian government on Thursday made Moosa Firoz, a 13-year old student from Phalia district of Punjab, a ‘Math Ambassador’.
Moosa had bagged first position in an online World Mathematics Competition held in Australia. He secured the first spot among 1.4 million students across the world. Disappointed over the indifference shown by Pakistani government, Moosa said he was expecting a warm welcome on his return from Australia.
“I feel really sad as I was expecting prime minister or Punjab chief minister will encourage me on this achievement for Pakistan,” he said.
“It seems that they do not have time to motivate emerging talent in the country.”
Moosa was awarded a gold medal in Australia recently. He secured 4,405 points and got the first place while another Pakistani student Hasnain got second position in the competition with 4,303 points in 11-13 years age category.
In the category of age 14-18 years, the country’s another student named Osama secured second place with 3,318 points. The math wizard said that he had been trying to win world math competition since 2009. “I had also clinched 5th spot in 2011.” Moosa’s father Dr Khaliq Dad Tararr expressed his joy over his son’s performance.
“I am proud of my son who made Pakistan proud across the world with his untiring efforts and hard work.”