CBSE chairman interacts with Super 30 students

By: | Published: September 28, 2016 8:28 PM

CBSE chairman Rajesh Chaturvedi today visited Super 30, a programme of mathematician Anand Kumar for mentoring students from underprivileged sections of the society for IIT and interacted with the students.

Super 30 is a programme of mathematician Anand Kumar for mentoring students from underprivileged sections of the society for IIT. (PTI)Super 30 is a programme of mathematician Anand Kumar for mentoring students from underprivileged sections of the society for IIT. (PTI)

CBSE chairman Rajesh Chaturvedi today visited Super 30, a programme of mathematician Anand Kumar for mentoring students from underprivileged sections of the society for IIT and interacted with the students.

“I wanted to come here to see for myself how it (Super 30) functions so that similar models could be replicated elsewhere for tapping maximum talent,” Chaturvedi said in a short speech at the academy.

Exhorting the students to strive for real knowledge, the CBSE chief said today’s education was becoming more elite-centric, though there was immense real talent in rural areas and they needed to be nurtured.

“This is the reason I am here at Super 30 today,” he said.

Welcoming, the CBSE chairman, Anand Kumar said Chaturvedi’s visit at the academy would boost students’ confidence.

“He had wished to visit here and during my interaction with him, I was quite impressed with his passion, deep knowledge and a desire to do something for the millions of students from rural areas,” he said.

Since its inception in 2002, Super 30 has helped more than 350 students hailing from poor sections of the society crack IITs.

The academy, which provides free fooding, lodging and education to 30 select students from underprivileged sections, has drawn praise within the country and abroad.

Recently, five students of Super 30 were chosen under a programme of Japan’s Human Resources Development Ministry to visit that country for a week in November.

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