National Mathematics day is celebrated on Srinivasa Ramanujan’s Birth Anniversary, who, despite not have a proper training and education in Mathematics, became one of the greatest Mathematicians. He has been responsible for solving many seemingly impossible equations. His contribution to the field, like the Ramanujan prime, and Ramanujan Theta function has helped the field immensely. Ramanujan died at the age of 32, but his significant theories and discoveries have not been forgotten since then and won’t ever be.
He has inspired a lot of people that even if you don’t have the highest of education, you can still make difference in the the educational field if you work hard and believe that you aren’t any less talented because of their status or social standing.
Ramanujan did travel to England, Cambridge, after being in constant correspondence with English mathematician Mathematician, GH Hardy, who was impressed by his work, even though Ramanujan didn’t have much awareness about the history of Maths properly.
Ramanujan died of hepatic amoebiasis, after returning to India, but he had already made a a change in the history of the field that he is still remembered for it all these years after.
Maths is always believed to be a subject that is not meant for everyone, as it requires a lot of practice and concentration. Most students actively avoid Maths because of the spontaneity of the questions, the puzzling equations and the lengthy process of coming with an answer. But, it can still be a euphoric experience for people who love the subject and who are not daunted by the prospect of lengthy equations and unending stream of theorems that can make anyone sleepy. It is an important subject that is, even contrary to the common belief, a part of our everyday life, and every child who has a proficiency in Mathematics, he or she should be encouraged to go into the field.
Remembering the mathematical genius #SrinivasaRamanujan on his birth anniversary. A man who could work out modular equations and theorems to orders unheard of, whose mastery of continued fractions was beyond that of any mathematician in the world.
— B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) December 22, 2017