Baramulla, December 24: KU’s South Campus Anantnag in collaboration with Govt Boys Higher Secondary School Sopore and JK Department of Science and Technology organised programme on “Popularisation of Mathematics” and Celebration of National Day of Mathematics-2022 in North Kashmir on 24.10.2022.
The fifth session of the lecture series was held on Saturday at Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Sopore, in which around 150 students from adjoining schools of secondary and senior secondary schools of district Baramulla participated along with their escort teachers.
Director South Campus highlighted the objectives of organising awarness-cum- outreach programme and delivered a keynote lecture on “challenges and remedies of Mathemaics education in Kashmir division” and contributions of Indian genuous mathematician S. Ramanujan. The career opportunities in Mathematics along with scholarships available for the students opting mathematics was discussed by the speaker. He further urged participating students not to become prey of math phobia and assured them that mathematics can help in their overall personal development through imagination and reasoning capabilities. He added that if the phobia cannot be eradicated from the young minds, it will definitely make negative impact on our future generations. Dr. Khalid Nazir, Lecture Mathematics, Boys HS School Uri, Special guest deliverd a technical lecture on the importance and applications of mathematics. Abdul Rashid Dar, Former Professor of Mathematics Higher Education, along with his team of students welcomed the guests and other participants and conducted the proceedings.
Principal Boys Higher secondary School, Sopore Mr. Abdul Rashid explicitly demonstrated the problems faced by students at school level and suggested that teachers as well as parents should help their students to overcome mathematical difficulties. Prof. Wali Mohmad Shah, Dean School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Central University of Kashmir has discussed the role of mathematics faternity in shapping the mathematics downfall, he appreciated the move and suggested that such programmes should be conducted on routine basis. Prof. B. A Zargar, Department of Mathematics KU highlighted the importance of mathematics and appreciated female students that they should opt mathematics as a challenge.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore, Ex- Chief Education Officers of Baramulla district, Civil Society members and Former Director North Campus Prof. Irshad Ahmad Wani also spoke on the occasion.
A quiz programme “Koun Banega Champion-KBC of Mathematics 2022 at Govt Boys Higher Secondary school Sopore” was conducted among six groups shortlisted from hundreds of high and higher secondary schools of Baramulla district and students were awarded first, second and third prize by the experts based on their performance.