NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY December 22nd

National Mathematics Day

It is said that Mathematics is the mother of all Sciences!! True without Mathematics no arts or Science subject can develop and flourish. Hence it is in the fitness of things that National Mathematics day is observed and that is on December 22nd today. Envius Thoughts brings out a Sunday Story on this day for the information of all our esteemed viewers which is bound to provide some good inputs. Let us enjoy the post on this salubrious Sunday! This is on the 1786th Day of the Blog and 1720th post. Let us carry on.
National Mathematics Day is celebrated on 22 December every year to mark the birth anniversary of legendary Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan and his contributions in the field of mathematics. Let us read more about National Mathematics Day, its history, significance and how is it observed.

As we know that since ancient times various scholars had made significant contributions to Mathematics including Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Mahavira, Bhaskara II, Srinivasa Ramanujan and others. At the very young age, Srinivasa Ramanujan showed the signs of an unfolding genius and his contributions regarding fractions, infinite series, number theory, mathematical analysis and so on set an example in mathematics.

On 22 December 2012, the former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, paid tribute to Srinivasa Ramanujan at a function organised on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of the great mathematician Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan in Chennai. 22 December was declared as National Mathematics Day. Thus, on 22 December 2012, National Mathematics Day was celebrated across the country for the first time.
National Mathematics Day 2019: Significance

The main objective behind the celebration is to raise awareness among people about the importance of Mathematics for the development of humanity. We can’t ignore that several initiatives are taken to motivate, enthuse and inculcate a positive attitude towards learning Mathematics among the younger generation of the country. On this day, training is also provided to the Mathematics teachers and students through camps and highlights the development, production, and dissemination of teaching-learning materials for Mathematics and research in related areas.

List of famous Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India
How is National Mathematics Day celebrated?
National Mathematics Day is celebrated in various schools, colleges, universities, and educational institutions in India. Even the International Society UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and India had agreed to work together to spread Mathematics learning and understanding. Along with this, various steps were taken to educate the students in mathematics and spread knowledge to the students and learners all over the world.
NASI (The National Academy of Science India) is the oldest science academy situated in Allahabad. To celebrate National Mathematics Day, NASI conducts a workshop in applications of Mathematics and Ramanujan. The workshop is attended by popular lecturers and experts in the field of Mathematics from across the nation. Speakers at the country and world level discuss Srinivasa Ramanujan’s contribution to mathematics.

The two days workshop on the topic ‘History of Indian Maths before 16th Century’ is also organised during 30-31 December, 2019 at the NASI headquarters at Prayagraj.

The theme of the workshop will be important talks/presentations followed by a thorough discussion on the contributions of Indian Mathematicians from the Vedic period to the medieval period which have been accepted by the whole mathematical world without controversy. Discussion in the workshop will cover the following topics:

– Indian Contribution during Vedic Period
– Indian Contribution during Classical period
– Indian Contribution during the medieval period.

All the states of India celebrate National Mathematics Day in different ways. Various competitions and mathematical quizzes are conducted at schools, colleges, and universities. Mathematics talent and students from all over India participate in these programs and workshops.
About Srinivasa Ramanujan and his contributions in Mathematics
Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 December, 1887, Erode, India and died on 26 April, 1920 at Kumbakonam. His family was of the Brahmin caste and lived in poverty. At the age of 12, he had gained knowledge in Trigonometry and without anyone’s help, he had developed his own theorems and ideas.Just at the age of 15 he obtained a copy of George Shoobridge Carr’s Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics.

He had spent his childhood days in great difficulty in poverty. He used to borrow books and read books from friends in school. When he was young, he took up the job of clerk to meet the economic needs of the house, and when he gets the time he used to solve mathematics questions and worked on various types of theorems. Once, an Englishman saw those pages,he was impressed and took a personal interest. He sends Srinivasa Ramanujan to the Hardy, the Professor of Oxford University. He then recognized the talent hidden in him and thereafter he got fame worldwide.

His papers were published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical society in 1911. He had compiled about 3900 results mainly identities and equations that too on his own without anyone’s assistance. Several results out of them are original and novel like the Ramanujan prime, The Ramanujan theta function, partition formulae and mock theta functions. These results further inspired several other research and opened new fields of work. He discovered his own theory of divergent series, worked out the Riemann series, the elliptic integrals, hypergeometric series and the functional equations of the zeta function. Number 1729 is known as the Hardy-Ramanujan number.

National Mathematics Day is observed on 22 December every year to spread awareness about the importance of mathematics and the contributions made by the scholar of mathematics Srinivasa Ramanujan. The government of India decided in 2012 to celebrate National Mathematics Day on 22 December on the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan. Since then it was celebrated on 22 December every year.
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CHINMAYANANDA SARASWATHY IS 25.

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Chinmayananda Saraswati (8 May 1916 – 3 August 1993)

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven
To be the Secretary of Chinmaya Mission Thanjavur was indeed a bliss
At the young age of twenty two-it was all HIS blessings still green memories!
Attended Geeta Gnana Yagnas-great spiritual experience and hence the bliss!

More than Geeta- MY six thirty means six thirty neither six twenty nine
Nor Six thirty one! My eight means neither seven fifty nine nor eight zero one!
Such a punctualist to the core not to come across any longer
My refrain in my training classes used to be a subject of discussion on this
With a quiz “Can you tell me a Barrister turned spiritual head?”
As a clue poorvashrama name started with ‘B sanyashrana name started with ‘C”!

Chinmayananda Saraswati born as  Balakrishna Menon born on Eight May
Ninteen Sixteen- and entered God’s feet on Third August Nineteen Ninety Three
A Barrister at Law turned spiritual leader and a teacher who inspired the
Formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation,
And spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the non-dual system of thought
Found in the Upanishads, which epitomise the philosophical teachings of Vedas.

Swami taught Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other ancient Scriptures
For four decades and more, led a global Hindu spiritual  Cultural renaissance
And popularised the religion’s esoteric scriptural texts, teaching them in English
All across India and abroad His greatness indeed! Had the pleasure af attending ..

Inspired  formation of Chinmaya Mission program  by his disciples
And led by him, a spiritual, educational, and charitable nonprofit organization
In more than three hundred centres in India and internationally. authored
Ninety five works including commentaries on the major Upanishad and  Gita.
Visiting professor of Indian philosophy at  American and Asian universities-
Conducted university lecture tours in many  countries. India’s greatest son!

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ALAUL HAQ PANDAVI -IS 24

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Alaul Haq Pandavi

Great and kind gifts of the Almighty-Omnipotent, Omniscient
Omnipresent to our Motherland  Saints and Seers of all religions
Society would have been impoverished spiritually, morally
And ethically but for the guidance and nobility of the Saints!

Among such Saints and Seers of religions here is one Sufi Saint
Shaikh Alaul Haq Pandavi a thirteenth Century eminent saint of Bengal
Belonging to the Chisti spiritual order. disciple of another prominent
Chishti Sufi of Bengal Khwaja “Akhi Siraj Aainae Hind”

His major shrine at Pandua Sharif Dargah, of the ruined city of “Pandua, Malda”
Alaul Haq Pandavi an erudite saint who served as a member of the elite in
The government of Shamsuddin Ilyas Shah, the Sultan of Bengal.
Two of his  notable disciples are his son Shaikh Noor Qutbe Alam Pandavi
And the illustrious Sufi saint Ashraf Jahangir Semnani His URS- is
Observed  on the Twenty third, fourth and twenty fifth Rajab in  Sharif Dargah..

 

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Chandrashekarendra Saraswati – IS 22

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Chandrashekarendra Saraswati (20 May 1894 – 8 January 1994)

Jagadguru Shri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal
Born as  Swaminathan on twentieth May, Eighteen Ninety Four
And attained siddhi on Eighth January nineteen ninety four
Reverentially called the Sage of Kanchi or Mahaperiyava
The sixty eighth Jagadguru of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.
Mahaperiyava’s discourses in fact, magnum opus based on Hindu
Philosophy titled – “Deivathin Kural”was indeed great
Kanchi peetam established by Adi Sankara in person-

At the age of eleven on ascending the Peetam ,Acharya
Visited Thanjavur- big people used to call on him,
Being a Fellow of Theosophical Society he was,
My grand father one of the leading High Court Advocates did not.
Despite Acharya’s desire to meet, he budged not!
Acharya said , if NKR Iyer* is not coming, he would go to
Nagari Mahal and meet my grand father. At last Shri NKR Iyer agreed
On condition when calls on Acharya, he will not sit on the ground,
Nor bow to Acharya and so on. Acharya agreed and arranged
For a chair to NKR Iyer. Young Acharya, by his wisdom and intelligence
Made my grand father revise his resolve and he bowed to Acharya
And the Peetam in the traditional practice! Greatness of Acharya
Jagat Guru indeed is great as all know. Acharya in nineteen sixty three
At Akkagaripeta described to me this event-though I knew earlier!
On this holy and auspicios ADI FRIDAY, let us seek HIS grace!

 

Nagari Mahal is the name of the  house where he lived.

_* NKR Iyer referred to is  Shri N K Ramaswami Iyer B A B L F.T.S High court Vakil and also a staunch Congress member in 1941  who was my father’s father!__________________________________________________________________________________                          Register of Delegates, Indian National Congress, Madras, 1914.

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49 Madras Madras Provincial  Committee  N. K. Ramaswami Aiyar, B.A.B.L; Tanjore

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Kanchi Shankara Mutt established by Adi Sankara whose 68th Peetadhipathi was Chandrashekarendra Saraswati.

ADVAITA ACHARYA – IS 14.

 

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Advaita Acharya(1434–1539

Among the gifted acharyas-Indian Saints and Seers gifted by
Mother Bharathamata one great is Advaita Acharya. from Bengal
Born in fourteen hundred forty four and samadhied in Fifteen
Fifty Nine as Kamalaksha Mishra- incarnation of Lord Krishna.

Considered as an incarnation of Chaitanya in the Gaudiya Vaishnava
Sampradaya, disciple and companion of the founder of the Gaudiya Vaishnava
Sect, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and guru of Haridasa Thakur. born at Navagrama-Laur village in the present Bangladesh fifty years before Chaitanya.

Spent most of his adult life in Shantipur in Nadia with his wife and family
Teaching  Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavata Purana promoting Bhakti Yoga.
His activities are found in the Chaitanya Charitamrta, the Chaitanya Mangala
And the Chaitanya Bhagavata A great Hindu Saint we bow our head with respect.

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KHATKHATE BABA- IS 5

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Of the holy Saints and Seers, Bharathamatha has gifted to us
Eighteen Fifty nine born and lived upto Nineteen Thirty was the great
KHATKHATE BABA – a Kashmiri saint who had enormous divine powers.

Kashmir an abode of Shiva has produced a number of holy men, saints,
Ascetics and sages with supernatural powers to perform miracles.
They had numerous followers venerating!Outstanding holy man was
Pandit Shiv Prasad Choudhari, who afterwards became Khatkhate Baba!

HIs divine powers were used for the society and good causes.
A big Yajna was organized by the disciples of Khatkhate Baba
In the premises of Sanskrit Vidyapeeth in Nineteen Eleven.
Large number of saints and sages from all over the country participated
And paid their obeisance to Khatkhate Baba. Boarding and lodging a huge task.
When preparing the meals shortage of ghee was felt.impossible to bring
At short notice from the city. Khatkhate Baba asked them to bring water
From the Yamuna river in place of ghee. when Yamuna water was placed
In the vessel for frying the pooris it at once turned into ghee
Food was there for th satisfaction of all! water became ghee!!!
Next day Khatkhate Baba asked his disciples to bring ghee
From the market and poured into the Yamuna river to make up the losses.

Divine and miraculous powers of Baba were for the disciples and society
Sever outbreak of diseases were averted by Khatkhate Baba .

His samadhi at Etawah is a pilgrimage centre.

SREE SREE THAKUR

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The holy land of India that is Bharath gave birth to hundreds
Of Saints and Sages, Gurus and Seers to guide all here and all over!
A guru is a “teacher, spiritual guide, godman,”. A guru, must go
Through a standard initiation process Diksha, where he receives mantra.

ENVIUS THOUGHTS to carry to the extent possible every day
Some thing about one such Saint. Today is on SREE SREE THAKUR
Anukulchandra_Chakravarty”>Anukulchandra Chakravarty ‘Sree Sree Thakur’
Born o9n fourteenth September Eighteen Eighty Eight.

Sree Sree Thakur a medical practitioner after his study
From Kolkata Medical College. left his established medical
Practice to his friend and established Satsang Himaitpur
On Second September Nineteen Forty Six before Partition
Of India, moved to Deoghar in India from his birthplace Pabna.
Satsang currently has its main center. Thakur died in January Sixty Nine.

 

SREE SREE THAKUR’S MESSAGE

“The degeneration of humanity began at that moment when the unseen God was made infinite and, ignoring the seers, the worship of their sayings began. Oh mankind! If you desire to invoke your good, forget sectarian conflict. Be regardful to all the past prophets. Be attached to your living master or God and take only those who love Him as your own. Because all the past prophets are consummated in the divine man of the present.” Anukulchandra did not accept anyone as his disciple if he or she wanted to change his or her faith.  Anukulchandra advocated that people of all faiths could come together and strengthen communal harmony.”