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Why Do We Celebrate National Mathematics Day?

National Mathematics Day (India) is celebrated on 22 December to raise awareness about Mathematics. The day aims to motivate students to learn maths.

Why is it celebrated on 22 December?

  • It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. He was born on 22 December 1887
  • On the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary, Dr Manmohan Singh, in 2012, had declared this day as National Mathematics Day
  • Additionally, 2012 was announced as the National Mathematics Year

Generally, competitions, rapid fires, maths quizzes are conducted in schools, colleges, and universities to celebrate this day.


Srinivasa Ramanujan is also known as the ‘man who knew infinity’.

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