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Anand Pradhan from Kurseong bags National Best Teacher Award 2014


Kurseong : Anand Pradhan an Indian Gorkha– a mathematics teacher from Saint Alphonsus HS School in Kurseong, has been awarded the National Best Teacher Award-2014. (Laurels) The award which contained a a gold medal, a plaque/memento, and a citation was handed over to him by the Chhattisgarh State Education Minister Shri. Brijmohan Agrawal during the 9th National Mathematics Convention on 11 and 12 October at Raipur in Chhattisgarh, organised by the All India Ramanujan Mathematics Club (AIRMC) in association with Raipur Engineering Club RITEE. Mr. Anand Pradhan was one of the 7 recipients of the prestigious award this year, which seeks to recognize those teachers who find innovative means of teaching mathematics to school students. 

 The organization awarded Mr. Pradhan in recognition of “the effort put while experimenting on his ‘Mathematics Work’ to uplift the standard of the subject in schools of Darjeeling Hills.” We have come to learn that Mr. Pradhan has also been invited to attend an international conference in Mauritius. Mr. Pradhan has completed his MSc from Calcutta University, and is currently in the process of completing his Doctoral degree in mathematics from North Bengal University. Young and dedicated teachers like Mr. Pradhan, will inspire the upcoming geniuses from Indian Gorkha community. Mathematics is a very difficult subject if taught wrong, but if taught right, it is one of the easiest. We THANK YOU for your efforts and applaud your dedication and commitment towards improving the standard of Mathematics teaching in our beloved hills. We also hope your innovative teaching methods are also emulated by other teachers across our hills, Terai and Dooars and the rest of India.

Following is what SNS Reported

A mathematics teacher from Saint Alphonsus HS School in Kurseong, Anand Pradhan, has been honoured with the National Best Teacher Award-2014. The award was handed over to him during the 9th National Mathematics Convention on 11 and 12 October at Raipur in Chhattisgarh, organised by the All India Ramanujan Mathematics Club (AIRMC) in association with Raipur Engineering Club RITEE. The Chhattisgarh state education minister handed Mr Anand Pradhan a gold medal, a plaque/memento, and a citation. It is learnt that the All India Ramanujan Mathematics Club is a government-approved national club that caters to the needs of school children and helps them understand the subject with ease or aim to remove the fear of mathematics from the minds of the people. Seven persons, including Mr Pradhan, had been selected for the prestigious award among the 100 other entries. According to the AIRMC, MR Pradhan has put in a lot of effort while experimenting on his ‘Mathematics Work’ to uplift the standard of the subject in schools of Darjeeling Hills. 

According to Mr Pradhan, the AIRMC had organised a seminar with PHD scholars in January this year, in which 21 scholars, including himself, had participated. His presentation during the seminar was adjudged the best. “I have also been invited to participate in the upcoming international mathematics convention slated to be held next year in Mauritius,” he said. According to him, he completed his MSC from Calcutta University, but when he was studying at North Bengal University, the then department head Prof Karanjai inspired him to do research work on mathematics. “Professor Karanjai had told me that in his career he noticed that many students from Darjeeling have been avoiding or not completing their studies on mathematics. Since then, I decided to find out the reasons,” Mr Pradhan said. He said his thesis on mathematics will be completed next year under the guidance of professor Karanjai, who is now retired. Asked about the reasons for Hill students’ disinterest in the subject, he said there are many. “But the main ones are that Mathematics needs a lot of practice, which the students here do not do. The second is that parents do not seriously involve themselves in the studies of their children,” he said.

Via - Indiangorkhas.in

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