National Mathematics Day: 22 December
December 22 is a glorious day for India and Indians. This day is celebrated as National Mathematics Day in the country. Let’s know interesting things related to Srinivasa Ramanujan’s life …
National Mathematics Day: Announcement
It was on this date in 1887 that the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan was born. The Government of India had declared 22nd December i.e. his birth anniversary as National Mathematics Day to honor his life achievements. It was announced by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the inauguration ceremony of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Srinivasa Ramanujan at Madras University on 26 February 2012.
The great mathematician Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan was born on December 22, 1887 in a Brahmin family in Erode village, Coimbatore. Ramanujan’s father’s name was Srinivasa Iyengar. Ramanujan is counted among the greatest mathematics thinkers of the modern world. During his lifetime, he made extensive contributions in the areas of mathematics analysis and number theory. He is said to have had an interest in mathematics since childhood. Most of his time was spent reading and practicing mathematics, which often earned him less marks in other subjects.