Anand Kumar is one of the greatest mathematicians in India. He first hogged the limelight with Super-30, an important Indian educational program started in Patna as a part of ‘Ramanujan School of Mathematics.’ It was founded by the mathematician Anand Kumar himself in 2002.
The program’s aim to pick 30 aspirants every passing year from economically backward sections of the society and then trains those students for the JEE, which is an entrance exam for the Indian Institute of Information Technology.
Students those who can’t afford IIT coaching received free study materials and also accommodation for a year totally free of cost.
Three months ago, Anand Kumar was honoured with the prestigious teaching award in the United States (US) in recognition of his contributions towards providing quality education to the needy students.
The Education Excellence Award 2019 was honoured to Super-30 founder Anand Kumar by the Foundation For Excellence (FFE) at a ceremony on the special occasion of the organisation’s 25th anniversary gala in San Jose, California
It is worth mentioning here that Anand Kumar has been running Super 30 programme for the last 18 years. He has mentored as many as 30 students for free off cost via year-long residential coaching for India’s premier IIT-JEE. The success rate has been well and truly remarkable with needy students going through a generational change by making it to the world-class institutions.
In the latest development, Super 30 founder will mark his presence at a function which is to be organized on the eve of India’s Republic Day in New York next year.
The Federation of Indian Association (FIA), said to be the oldest organization of non-resident Indians is organizing the function in a grand fashion in 2020, as it also occurs in the same time as the 50th year of the organization.
Federation president Alok Kumar added that FIA planned to invite Anand Kumar for the function. “FIA is also completing 50 years in 2020 and we decided on Anand Kumar’s name after a lot of deliberations, as the pioneering work he has done in the field of education is a matter of discussion, which makes every Indian proud,” he was quoted as saying by TOI.
He also went on to add saying that Anand’s biopic ‘Super 30’ became a sensational hit in the USA which received positive feedback from the audience. “People also want to meet him. We are happy that Anand has also given his consent to be at the function,” he added.
(With TNN inputs)