I am Kritika Kasliwal. I was in 2nd standard when I came across UCMAS. I was utterly fascinated by the idea of being able to do arithmetic calculations fast, without having to write anything down. As I continued with Abacus, it became engrained as a part of my routine. I would calculate the bill at the grocery shop faster than the owner and feel incredibly proud. I am now a 4th year student at BITS Pilani, and still use UCMAS for daily quick calculations. I am truly grateful for this life skill I obtained at a young age. It has been vital in my journey through engineering.