Science and Mathematics are the foundations of a country. They are the yardsticks by which the development of a country is measured. Realizing this important fact , Amity Centre for Science Olympiads (ACSO) was established to brace the Indian youth to bring laurels to their country in National and International Science and Maths Olympiads. ACSO has been successfully organizing Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry Olympiads workshops to churn out more and more world famous scientists and Nobel Laureates from India.
Continuing this endeavor, Amity Centre for Science Olympiads (ACSO) in collaboration with Sriniwasa Ramanujan Institute for Mathematics Olympiad conducted a unique weeklong day and night Mathematics Olympiads Workshop from May 18- 25, 2008 at Amity University, Sector- 125 Noida.
The workshop was a perfect blend of theory and hands- on practice. Students cracked equations, and proved their creative and analytical skills in a thought provoking and stimulating sessions taken by expert faculty members from Sriniwasa Ramanujan Institute for Mathematics Olympiad. Workshop was conducted in two sessions, morning session was from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and evening session was from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Doubt clearing classes were held in the night from 8-10 pm.
During the valediction, certificates were awarded to the students by the Chief Guest, Dr. Anuj Sinha- Advisor and Head (Scientist- G), Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; Prof. S.C Arora- Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi; Dr. V B Kamble- Director, Vigyan Prasar & Advisor (Scientist – G), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Mrs. Divya Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity School of Fine Arts and Fashion Technology and Mr. Aseem Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University, Rajasthan.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Anuj Sinha- Advisor and Head (Scientist- G), Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India expressed that the overwhelming response of the workshop augurs good for the country. Dwelling on the importance of mathematics, he said that nuances of mathematics have been extensively used in all the space research programs right from the beginning when Russia and America started their space explorations. Talking about the way science and mathematics are taught in our country, he asserted the need to revamp the teaching methodology of the subjects. Emphasis should be given to hands on activity to ensure that basic concepts are understood by students. He called upon the students to be practical, have high principles in their lives and imbibe the romance of mathematics in them.
Mr. Aseem Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University, Rajasthan congratulated the parents for putting their children in the mathematics workshop which would go long way in creating the leaders of next generation He lauded the students who had attended the workshop and motivated them to excel in National and International Olympiads. He urged them to develop a strong foundation in science and mathematics, which would help them to excel in every subject be it English or Economics.
Taking a cue from Mr. Chauhan, Prof. S.C Arora- Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi asserted that with the strong foundations in science and mathematics, a person can grapple with every problem on this earth. Comparing mathematics to a factory he said that mathematics is a factory where the tools are produced and are supplied to the society. These tools are extensively used in other disciplines such as history, economics etc. He narrated the examples of renowned mathematicians and scientists including Dr. George Boole who gave“ Boolian Alzebra” to the world and called upon the children to make the most out of their school level learning because it is at that level only that an interest in mathematics is given birth and shaped.
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