Super 30 founder and reputed mathematician Anand Kumar has been honoured with the prestigious teaching award in the United States (US) in recognition of his contributions towards offering the best education to the needy students.
The Education Excellence Award 2019 was presented to Anand Kumar by the Foundation For Excellence (FFE) at a ceremony on the occasion of the organisation’s 25th anniversary gala in San Jose, California over the weekend.
Speaking at the event, Anand Kumar had strongly encouraged the strong Indian community living in the United States and across the world to assist education to become the strongest weapon to combat all the problems of the world.
“Making quality education accessible to the masses will make a huge difference to the world by solving the core issues of poverty, unemployment, population explosion, environmental degradation and a lot more,” he said.
“Indians have been doing wonders in different fields across the globe, including the USA, and it would be immensely satisfying for them to give something back to their society. There can be no gift more precious than education,” Anand said at a packed auditorium while receiving a big round of applause from a gathering comprising popular personalities.
Anand Kumar has been running Super 30 programme for the last 18 years to mentor 30 students free off cost via year-long residential coaching for India’s premier IIT-JEE.
The success rate has been quite remarkable with students from economically backward sections of the society going through a generational change by making it to the world-class institutions.
Anand Kumar said that an educated world would a better place because of greater understanding and compassion.
“Today, the void is getting bigger, which only education can bridge. Give anyone the right opportunity and he or she will excel. It is ultimately the opportunity that matters,” he echoed.
Anand, who was recently in news for the epic success of the biopic on his life starring star actor Hrithik Roshan, thanked the FFE for providing scholarships to underprivileged students and boosting the education among the needy.
He further added that the power of education was huge to bring about generational change for the deprived lot, which would add speed to the country’s growth story.
“Through my small endeavour of Super 30, I have experienced how the smile of success on the face one first generational learner brings cheers not only for the entire family but triggers hope for the entire community. This is what the world needs and your efforts will trigger hope for millions,” he said.
– With inputs from PTI