GUWAHATI, Feb 9 � The 29th Annual Congress of Assam Academy of Mathematics was held on February 8 at the Phanidhar Dutta Seminar Hall, Gauhati University here.
The day-long programme commenced with hoisting of the AAM flag by Dr Dwiraj Talukdar, President of the Academy, followed by an open meeting chaired by Dr Talukdar. Dhurjoti Prasad Majumdar, retired headmaster of Tinsukia Railway High school was felicitated on the occasion for his outstanding contribution in the field of science and mathematics education across the state.
Majumder in his speech recalled the status of science education in secondary level curriculum in late sixties in Assam and said that the absence of science laboratory in schools was the driving force behind his involvement in preparing low and practically no cost science and mathematics teaching aids and models for the greater interest of students that is useful till date. Dr Kailash Goswami, recipient of NCSTC award for mathematics popularisation in 2014, in his speech stressed on activity-based and joyful teaching aids in teaching and learning of mathematics from primary to secondary classes. The 5 5th volume of AAM magazine Ganit Bikash edited by Dr Ram Chandra Deka was released in the function. Birabrata Das Choudhury, general secretary of AAM in his welcome address briefed the audience in his Annual Report of activities of the Academy.
The Dr Subratananda Duworah Memorial Gold Medal Award to Lakhya Jyoti Bora of class XII of Ramanujan Junior College, Nagaon for becoming the top scorer in the Mathematics Olympiad, 2014 in Category IV (Class-XI-XII), the Rajen Das Memorial Award to Jishnu Shankar Baruah of class X of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Barsajai, Guwahati for being topper in the Mathematics Olympiad, 2014 in Category III (Class-IX-X) respectively conducted by Assam Academy of Mathematics, the Pranjal Talukdar Memorial Award to Nishant Kasyap of St Stephen's School, Guwahati and the Prof Durgeswar Das Memorial Award to the toppers of MO in all categories along with prizes to the rank holders and certificate of merit to select few were handed over in the programme
The Hari Prasad Saikia Memorial Prize Money Award for Securing Highest Mark in BA/BSc Final Examination (Mathematics Major), 2014 of Gauhati and Dibrugarh University respectively were presented to Bhagya Jyoti Nath of Kaliabor College, Kaliabor and Pankaj Borah of JIST, Jorhat.
The previous day, the Dr Amala Bezbaruah Memorial State Level Mathematics quiz held in the Mathematics Department of GU conducted by Dr Dhiren Basnet of Tezpur University was participated by 12 teams across the state. While Yuvraj Choudhury and Naman Mittal of Royal Global School came up winners, the runners up team comprised of Anubhav Saikia and Kashew Hemant Agarwalla from DPS, Numaligarh, an AAM press release stated.