IMPHAL, 17th April, 2018(DIPR):Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh today inaugurated National Mathematics Day Celebration 2017 at Indoor Stadium of Oriental College at Takyel in Imphal. The four days programme will focus on mathematics model competition, mathematics quiz, mathematics puzzle and hands on science.
Addressing the inaugural function, Deputy Chief Minister said, although mathematics is supposed to be a tough subject by the students, it will become easier if thinking process continues in solving problems. Pure mathematics is an essential component in applied mathematics because in most of the technical and other disciplines of science, applied mathematics is required. He said, basic concepts in four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division should be taught clearly to the students as it is the base through which all applied mathematics will be operated.
Asking teachers to arouse the interest of students in learning mathematics, Shri Joykumar Singh further said that students in the valley have become interested in mathematics but it has to be improved in the hills. He said, improving science and mathematics education among the students will definitely help them to develop innovative ideas and it will be an asset in the development of technologies in the state. It will also enhance competitiveness among students.
Director of Manipur Science and Technology Council (MASTEC) Shri Th. Surendranath Singh said, the Council has been trying to popularise science and mathematics to the students in the state. Highlighting ongoing and upcoming programmes on science popularisation he said, “SCI Connect 2018” – a programme under Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi is being opened for students in class VIII and IX. This programme is exclusively for students in North East and therefore students in the category can apply through the website of the Council. Beside this, Science Meet and Science Exhibition are also in the pipeline, he added.
Director (Science & Technology) Shri E. Ibocha Singh also spoke on the importance of science and mathematics popularisation among students in the state. He said, Science Planetarium has been opened at Manipur Science Centre at Takyel in Imphal and it will be helpful to students to make aware about solar system easily.
Principal of Oriental College Dr. S. Ranjit Singh also spoke on the occasion. Different mathematics models are being displayed by students from across the state in the four days celebration which are jointly organised by MASTEC and Department of Mathematics, Oriental College (Autonomous), Imphal.