A week-long ‘GANIT’ celebration has been announced by the government starting from 16 December, which would be celebrated in schools around the country. The week-long celebration has been coincided with the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan. The celebration is organized to infuse a spirit of innovation and aptitude, so that the students could develop a liking towards the subject. It has been done keeping the poor learning outcome in classes at various schools in mathematics.
The Growing Aptitude for Numerical Innovation and Training (GANIT) would hold lectures on mathematics by eminent scientists and mathematicians. There would be experience sharing episodes on innovation by various teachers and students. Along with these there would be essays and quiz competitions for the students. The notifications regarding the celebrations have been sent to all the schools.
The HRD minister has already pointed out that the reason behind holding this celebration is to infuse innovations in numeracy and mathematics amongst the new generation of students and help them increasing their scientific temper. There are reports pointing to the alarming situation in the classrooms and its academic outcome in various parts of the country. This programme would try and infuse interest among students in the subject so that the students can indulge more in the class while they are learning.
Bhaskaracharya II and Ramanujan are considered as mathematical geniuses in the country and their birthday is celebrated on 22 December every year, which would be in between the celebrations in various schools. The week long activities which would be part of the celebrations would also highlight the significant contributions of Bhaskaracharya II to mathematics and its modern day application.
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