National Mathematics Day in India Date in the current year: December 22, 2016

National Mathematics Day in India National Mathematics Day in India is celebrated on December 22. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician who made significant contributions to several fields of mathematics.

Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on December 22, 1887 in Erode. He first encountered formal mathematics at the age of 10. While at school he received many academic awards and merit certificates. Ramanujan was an autodidact; he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics and initially developed his own research in isolation.

In 1913, Ramanujan contacted European mathematicians. He began to correspond with G. H. Hardy and eventually moved to England in 1914. He spent nearly five years at Cambridge, published a number of papers and was elected to several mathematical societies. Ramanujan contributed to continued fractions, infinite series, number theory, and mathematical analysis.

In 2012, Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh declared the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan as National Mathematics Day. The year 2012 was celebrated as the National Mathematics Year. National Mathematics Day is celebrated with numerous educational events held at Indian schools and universities.

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