Super 30's Anand Kumar to be honoured with education award in Dubai
New Delhi : Indeed a proud moment for Indians! Respected mathematician and founder of Super 30 will be awarded with global education award on November 8 by ‘Malabar Gold & Diamonds’, flagship company of Malabar Group, a leading Indian business conglomerate. HE will be honoured for his “pioneering” contributions to the field of education and illuminating the lives of many talented students
Kumar, 45 has been shortlisted from a list of 100 names working in the field of education across the globe after a three-month research and consequent deliberations.
“We take pride in honouring Mr Anand Kumar who has made a positive difference in the lives of many with his meaningful innovations. Anand Kumar’s life has involved a lot of struggle and his contributions to the field of education is indeed pioneering,” P A Ibrahim Haji, co-chairman Malabar Group, said.
“Hundreds of students mentored by him have made it to IITs so far and most of his students are from poor families and are first generation learners,” Ibrahim said.
“What Anand Kumar has done through Super 30 is bring about a generational change in those families and become an inspiration for the poor worldwide to pursue education to ward off poverty. It has underlined the power of education to transform lives,” he said.
Anand Kumar founded Super 30 in 2002 and since then he is educating students from poor background crack IIT entrance exams. Till date, more than 500 students from Super 30 made their way to different IITs across India. Along with provide study-help, Kumar also provides free food and lodging.