National Mathematics Day: National Mathematics Day is celebrated today for the contribution of the great scientist Srinivasa Ramanujan in the field of mathematics. Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate the sixth edition of the four-day Indian International Science Festival (IISF) through a video conference. Ramanujan was born on this day in 1887. In 2012, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced to celebrate the day as National Mathematics Day. Since then, National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year today.
Srinivasa Ramanujan was a scientist who never studied mathematics methodically, but he discovered something in the field of mathematics without which the world would probably be incomplete today. In mathematics, he told about infinity. On this basis, complex questions of mathematics were solved in the coming days.
Hailing from Tamil Nadu, Ramanujan studied at Trinity College before the first world war. He achieved many achievements during his stay in London for a few years. Although he died on 26 April 1920 at the age of only 32.
Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said that Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will address it on December 25, the last day of the festival. Harsh Vardhan said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the IISF on December 22 at 4.30 pm, while Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will address it on December 25.” This time the theme of IISF-2021 is “Science for Self-reliant India and World Welfare”. ‘ is kept.
The festival has been organized jointly by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Vijnana Bharti related to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences.
Harshvardhan told that till now one lakh people have been registered for this event. Started in the year 2015, IISF is a festival to promote science and technology. Its purpose is to connect the public with science, to celebrate the joy of science, and to show how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) can provide solutions for improving life.