Remembering Srinivasa Ramanujan- A great Indian Mathematical genius
HARISH DIDO | 23 Dec 2013

The National Mathematics Day was celebrated in Govt. Middle School of Fattuwala a small village of the districtferozepur situated on Indo-Pak border in which Piar Singh Khalsa, District Math Coordinator participated specially. In this programme, competition among the students relating to Maths was arranged like tables, double tables and formulas to remember.

The others who participated to organize the programme were Ashwani Sharma, Math Teacher, Kapil Sanan Computer Faculty, Ritu Dogra.

Speaking on the occasion, Piar Singh Khalsa said, “Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions.

He further said, “Math is forever an integrated part of life and is also known as the mother of all sciences. In India, the day December 22 has been declared as the National Mathematics Day – the birthday of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Indian mathematical genius. He was born on December 22, 1887 and died at the very young age of 33 years on April 26,1920.  It was in recognition of his contribution to mathematics, in the young age, the Government of India decided to celebrate Ramanujan’s birthday as the National Mathematics Day every  year, who is recognized globally because of his many research work in math”.

Piara Singh also said, Ramanujan, “The idea behind the celebration was to give an opportunity to the students to enhance their numerical and thinking skills. We must follow his foot-steps by making sincere efforts in life, to become like him”.

On the occasion, the students who won the competition were honoured with souvenir and certificates of appreciation.