Indian origin boy Abhiraj Singh in London joins Mensa High IQ Society, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, with highest score of 162….reports Asian Lite News
Abhiraj Singh, a 12 year old Indian origin boy, got the top score of 162, to enter into Mensa, which is believed to be the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. Membership is open to anyone who can demonstrate an IQ in the top 2 per cent of the population, measured by a recognised or approved IQ testing process.
Abhiraj’s score is the highest, one can achieve in the under 18 category, making him join the league of the top 1 percent of the brainiest across the nation. Abhiraj, a student of Year 7 of Queen Elizabeth for Boys, Barnett, one the top most Grammar Schools in the country, is excited about becoming a member of this high IQ society. He says ” I was curious about the test and I thought it would be a good opportunity to challenge myself”. He added that ” I am pleased at the top score and it will serve as a reminder that I need to continously apply myself in the right direction”.
Abhiraj who loves science and coding, traces his roots to Bihar and Jammu & Kashmir in India. He divides his school holidays between Patna and Jammu. Abhiraj is very conscious of his Indian heritage and draws inspiration from Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta. One of his favourite message from Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta, which is a guiding light for any student is – without effort there is no gain.
His mother, Manu Khajuria, a freelance writer and a community activist is a Dogra from Jammu & Kashmir, while his father Mayank Singh, a Client Partner with TCS, hails from Bihar. ” We wanted Abhiraj to give this test as a way to keep himself challenged and to channelise the potential that we see in him. Indian origin children have been historically doing very well in this test, being amongst the youngest with the top scores. We are happy that Abhiraj has joined this group and we hope that by sharing our experience, more Indian children will be inspired to give this test”.