Celebration of National Mathematics Day:
The auditorium at Apollo University was abuzz with excitement on the 22nd of December 2023, as the institution celebrated National Mathematics Day with great fervor. The event marked the birth anniversary of the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Arrival of guests:
The event commenced with the arrival of the esteemed guests – Dr. B Nageswara Rao, Associate Professor at the School of Technology, The Apollo University, Dr. C Sunil Kumar, Professor and Dean of the School of Technology, and the Chief Guest, Prof. M. Potharaju, Registrar of The Apollo University.
Inaugural speech by Sanya:
The event followed with an inaugural address delivered by Sanya from CSE-B department. She welcomed all the dignitaries, teachers and students present and highlighted the significance of celebrating National Mathematics Day. Sanya spoke eloquently about the life and achievements of the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Lighting of the lamp:
The lighting of the lamp ceremony was performed by the esteemed dignitaries and students of the Reader’s Club. The ceremony created a really nice atmosphere for the celebrations. Dr. Kumar said the lamps represent the light of knowledge and brilliance that Ramanujan possessed.
Prayer song by K. Varshitha:
The prayer song was performed by K. Varshitha from the AIDS-A department. It was a devotional hymn of praise and everyone was lost in the song’s spiritual aura as she sang with deep devotion.
Felicitation to Ramanujan:
This event involved the felicitation of Srinivasa Ramanujan’s portrait by the dignitaries who offered flowers, and bowed down in respect to the mathematician. The portrait, adorned with a garland, was placed on a decorated table on the dias.
Address by dignitaries:
The Chief Guest, Prof. Potharaju, spoke about the importance of National Mathematics Day and encouraged students to emulate Ramanujan’s creativity and problem-solving skills in their own work. Dr. Sunil Kumar highlighted Ramanujan’s passion for mathematics, which he nurtured despite adversities. He remarked that Ramanujan’s life teaches us to persist in pursuing excellence.
Prize Distribution Ceremony:
The prize distribution ceremony sought to reward and encourage students for their performance in the Math Quiz. The First prize was bagged by K. Mithun Srinivas from CSE-A. The second prize was awarded to M. Rishitha from CSE-B. The Third prize was shared by S. Chandini from CSE-B & T. Kasiswava Reddy of AIDS-B.
Contribution by Readers Club Student Coordinators:
Next was an insightful presentation by the Readers Club student coordinators – C. Monika, B. Bilvani and T Sri Vashnavi. They delivered an informative and well-researched presentation on the life and work of Srinivasa Ramanujan. Monika began by giving an overview of Ramanujan’s upbringing and early interest in mathematics. Bilvani then discussed some of Ramanujan’s famous mathematical theories. Vashnavi followed with an account of Ramanujan’s partnership with G.H. Hardy at Cambridge and their collaboration that led to pathbreaking discoveries. Their presentation provided fascinating insights into Ramanujan’s journey.
Brief note by students:
K Yugavardhan from CSE-B and G. Afsha Farheen from CSE-A gave an overview of some of Ramanujan’s famous mathematical theories and observations that are still being studied.
Speech by Dr. Nageswara Rao:
Dr. BNRao emphasized that Ramanujan’s passion and creativity for mathematics should serve as a role model for students. He motivated young mathematicians to emulate Ramanujan’s perseverance and problem-solving skills.His learned and engaging speech provided the perfect context about Ramanujan’s work on this commemorative day.
Vote of Thanks by Yasaswini:
Delivering the vote of thanks, T. Yasaswini from AIDS-B expressed gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of the National Mathematics Day event. The vote of thanks aptly acknowledged the collective efforts that made the event a grand success.