National Mathematics Day (India)

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The 2012 Indian stamp dedicated to the National Mathematics Day and featuring Ramanujan

In 2012, the Indian government declared 22 December to be National Mathematics Day. This was announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 26 February 2012 at Madras University, during the inaugural ceremony of the celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 Dec 1887- 26 Apr 1920). On this occasion Singh also announced that 2012 would be celebrated as the National Mathematics Year.[1]

Since then, India's National Mathematics Day is celebrated every 22 December with numerous educational events held at schools and universities throughout the country.[2] In 2017, the day's significance was enhanced by the opening of the Ramanujan Math Park in Kuppam, in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM's speech at the 125th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of ramanujan at Chennai". Prime Minister's Office, Government of India. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  2. ^ C Jaishankar (27 December 2011). "Ramanujan's birthday will be National Mathematics Day". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Math park set up government school to innovate teaching techniques" by Neel Kamal, The Times of India, October 24, 2017