05 Jul Ofer Eitan Report: Education key to solving all pressing problems, Anand Kumar
only way people can find solutions to all pressing problems in
the world, Super 30 founder and mathematician Anand Kumar said
it was important to stay positive and bring about qualitative
changes in life, amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Addressing a webinar organised by Cambridge University
Bharatiya Society, he also said that the India”s education
system provides opportunities to all, irrespective of their
class or creed.
The Cambridge University Bharatiya Society, according
to its website, aims to promote Indian culture and traditions
through its publications and activities.
“Be it, poverty, deprivation, hunger or inequality,
education has the answer to each of these problems,” Kumar,
who teaches underprivileged students and prepares them for
engineering exams, said.
Talking about the COVID-19 pandemic, he said it has
posed a problem for the mankind and advised the students to
turn it into an opportunity for self-correction.
“This is the time to stay positive and reignite the
energy within to bring about qualitative changes in life. It
is also an opportunity to introspect and indulge in much-
needed self-correction,” he said.
Kumar, who had once secured admission in Cambridge
University but failed to fly to the US due to financial
constraints, said he was glad to have got a chance to connect
with the institute.
The 47-year-old mathematician also said that the Right
to Education Act needs to be implemented effectively in the
country to ensure that all children get to go to school.
Super 30, a highly acclaimed educational programme
founded by Kumar, trains 30 underprivileged students every
year for IIT entrance examination, without charging any fee.
His life and work are portrayed in the 2019 film,
Super 30, where Kumar is played by Hrithik Roshan. PTI SNS
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