Super 30 Founder Anand Kumar to Receive Padma Shri

Anand Kumar of Super 30 to receive the Padma Shri in the field of Literature and Education. The award has been conferred to him considering his work with underprivileged children in preparing them for admission to various IITs in the country. 

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Updated: Jan 28, 2023 09:58 IST
Anand Kumar Padma Shri Award
Anand Kumar Padma Shri Award

Anand Kumar Padma Shri Award: Mathematician and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar will be conferred with the Padma Award by the Indian Government. He will be receiving the award in the field of Literature and Education. 

Anand Kumar is a notable mathematician and academician best known for his Super 30 initiative - a coaching institute for poor and underprivileged students to get admission to Engineering colleges like IIT. Kumar has been recognised both nationally and internationally for his initiative to run a coaching institute for underprivileged students. 

Taking to social media, Kumar expressed his happiness on being conferred with the Padma Shri. he thanked the people who stood by him through his endeavour and also thanked the government for considering him worthy of the award. 

Beginning of Super 30

At a time when preparing to take admission to IITs was considered expensive, Super 30 came as a breather for underprivileged students who had the talent but could not afford to study at prestigious universities like IIT. Students from poor families who were unable to afford expensive coaching institution fees were taken up under Super 30 and prepared to appear for the entrance exams to secure admission at the top Engineering institutions in the country. 

The Ministry of Home Affairs announced the Padma Awards on the eve of the 74th Republic Day. A total of 6 people have been awarded the Padma Vibhushan, 9 have been conferred with the Padma Bhushan and 91 people will be given the Padma Shri.

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