Hindus urge launching of a 'Ramanujan International Mathematics Museum & Library' in the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan's birthtown of Erode (Tamil Nadu, India) to mark his 125th birth anniversary, which falls on December 22.
HINDU LEADER Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it would be an appropriate tribute in Ramanujan’s memory and it would inspire the coming generations.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that Ramanujan did a remarkable work to bring glory to India
and it was now the turn of India to pay him a befitting tribute. Governments of India and Tamil Nadu
should work together, seeking assistance from University of Cambridge of which Ramanjuan was an alumni, to make this international monument a reality.
University of Cambridge and Indian Institutes of Technology should also institute research chairs in mathematics in Ramanjuan’s name honoring his legacy, Zed added.
Zed noted that Ramanujan was a deeply religious person, a devoted Hindu and a strict vegetarian. This proved that science and religion could go hand in hand.
Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920), a renowned mathematician, autodidact and natural genius; born to a poor family; made extraordinary contributions to various areas of mathematics at a young age with very little formal training.