The western world is developed and prosperous only because they have been doing a lot for promotion of education in their countries. Time and again, they pay tributes to those legends, who had played major roles in bettering education system or creating awareness on the importance of the same. Legends are included in their textbooks in an attempt to keep their memories alive in new generations.
However, here in India we generally don’t take an interest in our luminaries. Most of us can name scores of cricketers and actors but hardly any mathematician and scientist. We fail to respect our researchers and scientists who dedicate their entire life to the society, and as a consequence- hardly anyone wants to do well in this area. On the other hand, the West give due recognition to educational icons.
In this article, I will tell you the story of an Indian legend who has been ignored by the Indian media despite achieving a milestone which is rarely accomplished by Indians. His name is Kislay Sharma, a great Indian mathematician, from the state of Bihar- popularly known as “Another Aryabhatta of India”.
University topper Kislay Sharma completed his education and research from New York University in 2015. He was too dedicated in the subject that his research papers were accepted directly by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) which was founded in 1951, and responsible for Mathematical researches in world universities. SIAM is the organization which virtually decides the courses of world universities.
To our surprise, the research done by the Bihari boy, will be studied in all universities worldwide. But unfortunately, we have failed to give due respect to this great brain of India. Nobody knows him today despite the fact that he is a gem for our nation. If he was born in other countries, he would be a hero.
Indian media seems to have nothing to show in this country but politics and cricket. It was very disappointing to know that barely a single news channel covered his achievement.
One more surprise- He had received many job offers while he was in the New York University, he never accepted them since he wanted to continue his research on mathematics back in India. When he returned India, he found that many students are deprived of quality education. Even teachers were not well educated and knowledgeable. Hence, he decided to change the whole system.
He dropped all dreams he had for himself and began to teach thousands of marginalized students himself. And he teaches all of them for free. He has never taken a single penny from any student. He wishes to produce as many scientists and mathematicians as possible from his batches.
“I really feel bad that people perceive Bihar is an uneducated state but I am hopeful that I will do everything possible to produce a number of scientist and mathematicians from my state in upcoming years. The whole country will feel proud of my state”, Said Kislay Sharma to TheYouth
As a journalist, I really feel a sense of pride that I am given a chance to write the story of such a great soul of my country. I believe, this is the time for us to respect all those who make the country feel proud in the whole world. If you liked this article, please share it.