Mathematics has always been a subject of extreme. The word ‘mathematics’ gives terror to most students, whereas there is a small percentage who loves it to the core. Every year, the country celebrates National Mathematics Day on December 22 to mark the birth anniversary of legendary Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan and his contributions in the field of mathematics.

He was born in the year 1887. After completing his studies after a lot of financial difficulties, he got a scholarship in Government Arts College, Kumbakonam. But he was so focussed in maths that he could not focus on any other subject and thus, failed in all the subjects except maths, losing his scholarship. On 22 December 2012, National Mathematics Day was celebrated across the country for the first time.

Significance:

The main objective behind the celebration is to raise awareness among people about the importance of mathematics in the development of humanity. On this day, training is also provided to the mathematics teachers and students through camps and highlights the development, production, and dissemination of teaching-learning materials (TLM) for Mathematics and research in related areas.

Celebrated:

National Mathematics Day is celebrated in various schools, colleges, universities, and educational institutions in India. Even the International Society, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and India had agreed to work together to spread mathematics learning and understanding. NASI (The National Academy of Science India) is the oldest science academy situated in Allahabad. To celebrate National Mathematics Day

Mathematics is seen by many as rather a dull and boring subject, one which apparently is not at all related to the day to day activities. But this is far from the truth. Mathematics has a unique beauty and is the purest form of truth. If studied the proper way it can be quite beneficial to everyone.

The rich tradition of mathematics in India can be seen across the ages. Be it Aryabhatta or Brahmagupta, Madhava or Ramanujan; India has always been a superpower in mathematics. An applied mathematician is needed not only in industry but also in the economic planning of a country. Let us all celebrate mathematics and pay homage to Srinivasa Ramanujan on this National Mathematics Day.