IES CELEBRATED NATIONAL MATH YEAR
Indian Educational School (Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan), Kuwait organized a Mathematics Exhibition on Wednesday, 9th January 2013, to celebrate the National Year of Mathematics to mark the 125th birth anniversary of the Indian Mathematics wizard Dr. Srinivasa Ramanujan, as it was declared by the Prime Minster of India Dr. Manmohan Singh.
The proceedings of the day began with the recitation of the verses from the Holy Qur’an, a prayer in English followed by the lighting of the Ceremonious Lamp. The Lamp was lit by the Principal T. Premkumar, Vice Principal Lalitha Premkumar, HoD of Mathematics(Senior Section) Beena Krishna, HoD of Science and Math (Primary Section) Vinita Maheshwari and other Math teachers. The privilege to extend welcome to all the guests of the day was vested in the Deputy Cultural Secretary, Miss Alishba John.
Beena Krishna, briefed the gathering about the importance, and amazing hidden benefits of Math and various competitions that were held in connection with the National Year of Mathematics. The exhibition also proved to be an auspicious day for the release of the “Mathematics News Letter” designed by Daksh of class 11, and the logo designed by Arjun Sadananda of class 10. The logo was the one chosen to be the best among several the entries received by the Math Department.
T. Premkumar in his inaugural speech enlightened the children on the life history and accomplishments of Ramanujan and wished them all success in their attempt to attain expertise in the field of Mathematics. Ramachandran Menon, Chairman, Bhavan Group of Schools, Middle East, got impressed with the exhibits and showered his words of blessings on them.
Master David of class VII, a young genius of Bhavans, then demonstrated his skill by solving the Rubik’s Cube in just 45 seconds. Another young genius Master Ryan of class II entertained the audience with a poem on multiplication table of 8.
The occasion unfurled the saga of accolade and achievements accomplished by Bhavanites in the second level of National Mathematics Olympiad and numerous other competitions like Logo Making (classes 9 – 10), Poster Designing (classes 7 – 8) and Chart Making (classes 5 – 6). 72 proud gold medallists in the National Mathematics Olympiad of Bhavans were adorned with medals by the Principal and the Vice Principal in the Prize Distribution Ceremony. Honours were bestowed on the virtuosic wunderkinds at Bhavans for their outstanding endeavours, and were ardently approbated by the audience.