Genius mathematician Anand Kumar has been awarded in the US with a prestigious teaching award for his contributions towards imparting education to the country’s needy students.
The 46-year-old was presented the Education Excellence Award 2019 by the Foundation For Excellence (FFE) at a function on the occasion of the organization’s 25th-anniversary gala in San Jose, California over the weekend.
Mr. Kumar, while speaking at the event encouraged the strong Indian community living in the USA and across the world to help education become the strongest weapon to fight against all the odds of the world.
He said, “Making quality education accessible to the masses will make a huge difference to the world by solving the core issues of poverty, unemployment, population explosion, environmental degradation and a lot more.”
“Indians have been doing wonders in different fields across the globe, including the USA, and it would be immensely satisfying for them to give something back to their society. There can be no gift more precious than education,” Anand Kumar added.
The auditorium was packed and he received wide applause from a gathering comprising eminent personalities. Anand Kumar has been running a highly innovative Super 30 program for the last 18 years to mentor 30 students free of cost through year-long residential coaching for India’s premier IIT-JEE.
Students from underprivileged sections under Super 30 gave exceptional performance witnessing a general change by entering the premiere institutions. Mr. Kumar further said that an educated world would be much better place due to greater understanding and compassion.
“Today, the void is getting bigger, which only education can bridge. Give anyone the right opportunity and he or she will excel. It is ultimately the opportunity that matters,” he added.
This year on 12th July, Anand Kumar’s biopic was released which was directed by Vikas Bahl and received a huge success. Hrithik Roshan played the role of Mr. Kumar and the cinema highlighted on his hard struggle to teach the students. Mr. Kumar thanked the FEE for providing scholarships to needy students and helping them to pursue education.
“Through my small endeavor of Super 30, I have experienced how the smile of success on the face one first generational learner brings cheers not only for the entire family but triggers hope for the entire community. This is what the world needs and your efforts will trigger hope for millions,” he said. According to him, the power of education was immense to bring about generational change for the deprived lot, which would ultimately add speed to the nation’s growth story.