Super 30 fame Anand Kumar on Wednesday announced that he will conduct a virtual class every month for Class 11 and 12 students of government run schools in Delhi. The Patna-based mathematician, accompanied by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, also visited Shaheed Hemu Kalani Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Lajpat Nagar.
"I will conduct a virtual class every month for all students of grades 11 and 12, studying in Delhi's government schools. For students hoping to seek admission to IITs, this will be a golden opportunity. I advise students to have courage to achieve their dreams," Kumar said.
Kumar trains 30 deserving, economically-backward students in Bihar for IIT-JEE entrance exams every year with commendable success rate. "I too had studied in a government school as a child. But today, the condition of government schools across the country has deteriorated to such an extent that there is a huge gap between private and government schools," he said.
Kumar said the government schools in Delhi give him hope. "These schools are equipped to match up to private schools and I have a desire to learn in the students here. Delhi's government schools give us a model that needs to be urgently replicated across the country," he said.
Both Kumar and Sisodia witnessed the 'happiness class' being conducted in Delhi government schools.
"The Happiness Class is extremely beneficial to students. It is clear the children in this school are stress free. This is a positive sign for the children, the school and the country's future. Schools across the country need to adopt this curriculum. Children learn only when they are meaningfully engaged and interested in school," he said.
Sisodia, who is also the education minister of Delhi, said students usually want to meet film stars but today they have the opportunity to meet someone whose life has inspired even the celebrities.
He said Kumar has helped students from very humble backgrounds achieve their IIT-JEE dreams. His story is a living example of how some people use failure as their ladder to the top through their perseverance, courage and positive attitude to life.
Sisodia also announced that the Hrithik Roshan starer film Super 30, based on Kumar's life, will be made tax-free in Delhi.