In India, the day December 22 has been announced as the National Mathematics Day. The Declaration was made by Dr Manmohan Singh, Former Prime Minister of India, during the inaugural function of the celebrations to mark the 125th birth commemoration of Srinivasa Ramanujan held at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium on 26 February 2012. Dr Manmohan Singh likewise reported that the year 2012 would be commended as the National Mathematics Year.
The Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 December 1887 and died on 26 April 1920. It was in acknowledgment of his commitment to science the Government of India chose to observe Ramanujan's birthday as the National Mathematics Day consistently and to celebrate 2012 as the National Mathematics Year. National Mathematics Day is praised with ious instructive occasions held at Indian schools and colleges.