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December 22nd: National Mathematics Day in India

National Mathematics Day marks the birth of the magnificent self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivas Iyengar Ramanujan.

Mathematics and India have strong ties since ancient times. Various scholars like Aryabhata, Mahavira, Brahmagupta, Ramanujan, and many more. Srinivasa Ramanujan showed signs of self-learning from an early age. He was an unfolding genius from a very young age and he has contributed immensely to mathematical analysis, fractions, infinite series, number theory, etc. To celebrate mathematics, every year 22nd December is observed as National Mathematics Day in India.

History

On 22nd December 2012, the then Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh declared this day as National Mathematics Day. This day is also the Birth Anniversary of the great mathematician Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan. He was the brilliant mathematician behind the inspiration for Mathematics day. In 2012, for the first time, National Mathematics Day was observed across India.

December 22nd: National Mathematics Day in India - Digpu

Significance and Celebration

The motive behind celebrating this day to spread awareness among the people about the importance of mathematics for the development of humanity. In India, various steps are taken to motivate the younger generations to learn mathematics. To celebrate this special day, various educational events are organized in schools and universities. There are mathematics camps held in which teachers are given training and provided teaching materials as well. Research in mathematics is also promoted among the students and teachers. 

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