Today is 22nd December, it is observed as the National Mathematics Day to mark the birth anniversary of legendary Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan and his contributions in the field of mathematics. He was the great Indian Mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. He had almost informal training in pure mathematics, he made contributions in mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, had made many solutions to mathematical problems that considered unsolvable. Ramanujan was genius from his childhood days. He once said, “An equation for me has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God.”
Indian has been contributing to mathematics since ancient times. Aryabhatt helps the world by inventing Zero which gives a different level of meaning to mathematics. Srinivasa Ramanujan, etc. The main objective of this day is to raise awareness regarding the importance of mathematics in the development of the economy and welfare of society. The National Mathematics day was declared by the Former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh on 22nd December 2012. This is started to encourage and enhance the mathematical knowledge of the students, teachers, and the mathematics enthusiasm people.
What is the History behind celebrating National Mathematics Day?
The Indian Government Declared 22nd December as the National Mathematics Day by the former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh on 26 February 2012 at Madras University to mark the 125th birth anniversary of the great Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. This has been celebrated across the country in various schools, colleges, and universities to encourage the enthusiast mathematician of India. In 2017, the day’s significance was enhanced by the opening of the Ramanujan Math Park in Kuppam, in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.
What is the Significance of celebrating National Mathematics Day?
The main reason behind the National Mathematics Day is to raise awareness regarding the importance of mathematics in the development of the economy and society. All the states of India celebrate National Mathematics Day in different ways to encourage students. Various competitions and mathematical quizzes are conducted at schools, colleges, and universities. Mathematics talent and students from all over India participate in these programs and workshops.
22nd December shall always be remembered as the Day for the great mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan and declared by the government of India in honour of Srinivas Ramanujan.