30th Annual Congress of Assam Academy of Mathematics held
BONGAIGAON, Feb 1: It was for the first time in the 30 year long history, the annual Conference was held in a venue outside Guwahati, a press release informed.
The 30th Annual Congress of Assam Academy of Mathematics was held at Ramanujan Kshetra, Birjhora Girls’ High School, Bongaigaon with a three-day schedule starting January 29 with a floral tribute to Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar offered by Jitendra Chandra Misra Bhagawati, president, AAM Bongaigaon branch. It was followed by iuguration of Science Exhibition by Dhurjyoti Prasad Mazumder.
The Opening audience of the Opening Session was enthralled by the oration of Dr. Buddha Prasad Chetiya who took the audience through the six thousand year long voyage of various development stages of Mathematics. The day-long Delegate Session was held afterwards that culmited with election of new office bearers with Birabrata Das Choudhury re-elected as the secretary and Dr. Prabin Chandra Das the president, Dr. Ajanta Choudhury as vice president, Dr. Kuntala Patra as treasurer and Er. Bibekanda Choudhury and Mabendra Bhagawati as joint secretaries.
In the concluding Open Session, Dr. Prabin Chandra Das delivered the presidential address speaking at length about the activities of AAM and why it is necessary to think beyond the barriers of general syllabus to find the hidden mathematical talent. Dr. Tarakeswar Choudhury, retired mathematics teacher, Cotton College, founder general secretary and author of many books spoke about the situation how in a teachers workshop the idea of such a body was raised and the academy was born in presence of teachers from across the State though with a different me initially.
Dr. Anupam Saikia, Professor, Department of Mathematics, IIT, Guwahati & Associate Dean, Academic Affairs who had the rare honour of being the Wrangler in Oxford university for scoring the highest marks graced the session as Guests of Honour. He spoke how the OLYMPIAD hosted by AAM opened a new world for him and helped him in his pursuit. Dr Saikia also gave away the H P Saikia Memorial award to the highest mark holders in Mathematics Major each from Gauhati and Dibrugarh University instituted in memory of his late father, the press release stated.