India’s Super30 founder and mathematician Anand Kumar has been honoured in Canada for his pioneering work in education, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
The 42-year-old was recognised by the Legislature of British Columbia for his achievements in assisting students from underprivileged sections of society in India.
Kumar received a memento from speaker Linda Reid in a packed hall of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly here on Thursday.
Kumar’s Super30 programme mentors 30 students from poor backgrounds every year and trains them for the IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for Indian Institute of Technology without charge in the last 14 years.
The programme was started in Bihar’s capital Patna and is conducted without any donations from the government or private agencies.
“Despite facing problems, Kumar continued with his big mission and he is still carrying it forward with tremendous zeal,” said legislator from Maple Ridge, Mark Dalton at the ceremony.
It is really commendable as he does it all by himself without any donations from any quarters despite offers of financial help,