Whether you hate it or love it, mathematics happens to be an important part of our everyday life. You might fear numbers, but you would agree that they are undoubtedly important for developing humanity from the root level.
Every year, the 22nd of December is celebrated as the National Mathematics Day in India. Curious to know who first announced this day as that and to who is this day dedicated? Read along as you learn more about the history, theme and significance of National Mathematics Day.
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About Srinivasa Ramanujan
Often called the ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’, Srinivasa Ramanujan is one of the most renowned mathematicians of the 20th century. Born to a poor family in Tamil Nadu, he succeeded to become one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.
He was the mathematician who discovered infinity and the one who has given the world over 3500 mathematical equations and formulae, which have changed the trajectory of the modern world. He made a notable contribution to – number theory, infinite series, mathematical analysis and many such tricky mathematic concepts, which seemed unsolvable or impossible.
Srinivasa Ramanujan’s intriguing story
Did you know that Ramanujan gained a scholarship to Kumbakonam’s Government Arts College at the age of 12? However, he lost this scholarship as he failed in some of the other subjects while spending all his time learning and solving math problems. However, this unfortunate incident did not deter the math wizard from pursuing his love for mathematics and his papers went on to be published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society in 1911.
Ramanujan went on to become the first Indian to be elected a Fellow at the prestigious Trinity College. He also became the youngest Fellow of the Royal Society in London for his work on Elliptic functions and the theory of numbers.
Did you know that at the impressive age of 26, Ramanujan was invited to the University of Cambridge for his noteworthy statements on 120 mathematical theorems on infinite series, continued fractions, improper integrals and number theory?
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Significance of National Mathematics Day
The significance of this day is to encourage people to take interest in learning mathematics and its vast branches. This day aims to educate people about the importance of this subject in our daily lives and how much we have progressed all thanks to this branch of studies. National Mathematics Day aims to celebrate the works of Srinivasa Ramanujan, who was a gifted Indian mathematician who left a significant mark in the world of mathematics. Buy a Classmate geometry box, Classmate notebooks and other stationery and make learning math an exciting experience for your kid.
History of National Mathematics Day
National Mathematics Day was celebrated for the first time on 22nd December 2012, which marked the 125th birth anniversary of the legendary Indian mathematician who became a global legend for his astounding works in the field of math. It was former PM Manmohan Singh who announced this day to be celebrated in honour of Srinivasa Ramanujan. Ever since that day, every year 22nd of December is celebrated across the country as National Mathematics Day.
National Mathematics Celebration in India
Schools and colleges across the nation also conduct Math quizzes and Olympiads to encourage the young generation to fall in love with the subject and to remove the unnecessary
fear that many students have for this subject. Shop for a Classmate notebook, geometry box, pens and other stationery which you will require to write your Math Olympiad papers and crack tricky math problems.
Every year the National Academy of Science India (NASI) conducts workshops on this day to honour Srinivasa Ramanujan’s instrumental work. Famous lecturers and mathematicians from all over India attend this workshop in Allahabad and pay their homage to the true math genius of the modern world.
Srinivasa Ramanujan will always be remembered for his infinite love for mathematics and his brilliant contribution to the world of mathematics.
So, now that you know that National Mathematics Day is just around the corner, how are you planning to celebrate it? Maybe you could participate in math Olympiads or have a fun math session with your friends.