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Dr. Jai Maharaj

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Re: 'Government should start study of Vedic Mathematics'
Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:04 PM
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Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
>
> > 'Govt should start study of Vedic Mathematics'
> >
> > By R. R. Srivastava
> > The Pioneer
> > Saturday, December 22, 2012
> >
> > Hazaribagh - Government of India has declared 2012 as
> > Year of Mathematics. It is the prime time to announce the
> > start of Vedic Mathematics in the universities to
> > establish our country once again at the top of the world.
> >
> > This was said by Prof Bimal Kumar Mishra of BIT Meshra
> > who was delivering the key note speech address in the
> > inaugural session of two day long national seminar on
> > ‘Recent trends in mathematics and their application’
> > organised by the university department of mathematics,
> > Vinoba Bhave University in the Radha Krishnan Seminar
> > Hall.
> >
> > In his address, Prof Mishra said that till 17th century
> > India was leading the world in the field of mathematics.
> > After that the western world surpassed us. Mishra said
> > that the western mathematicians actually got things from
> > our Ved and Vedansas but they don’t have the courage to
> > accept it. He cited the example of Newton whom the world
> > recognises as discoverer of calculus, a branch of
> > mathematics. He informed that actually it was written in
> > the Vedansa of Bhakaracharya II. He gave various examples
> > in which the world gives credit to western mathematicians
> > but the actual work was done by our ancestors some two-
> > three thousand years ago.
> >
> > Mishra clearly said that it was Albardai of Arab
> > countries that came here in about 1100 BC for study. He
> > said that Albardai went back with precious written
> > documents from here which later on helped the western
> > world to know about mathematics. The western world even
> > today is not in a mood to accept the truth so through
> > spread of study of Vedic Mathematics we can make them to
> > bow down, he added.
> >
> > Earlier, inaugurating the seminar by lighting lamp in
> > front of the pictures of Saint Vinoba Bhave and legendary
> > mathematician Ramanujan, Vice Chancellor Dr. RN Bhagat
> > congratulated the entire mathematic department of the
> > University for organising a seminar of such magnitude
> > within 15 days. He also cited the example of Ramanujan
> > before the students and appealed to not loose temper even
> > in adverse conditions.
> >
> > Convener of seminar Dr. AB Kumar, HOD mathematics
> > welcomed the guests and deligates. He said that on 4th of
> > December VC has actually expressed his wish to organise a
> > seminar on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of
> > Srinivas Iyenger Ramanujan. In the inaugural session
> > retired teachers of the department were felicitated. Dean
> > Dr SK Agarwal spoke about the changes going on in the
> > world of mathematics. Organising secretary Dr PK Manjhi
> > gave vote of thanks while Dr Abhay Kumar Sinha anchored
> > the session.
> >
> > After the inaugural session, in invited talks session
> > Prof CK Jaggi of University of Delhi informed about
> > inventory management. He tried to explain the
> > relationship between seller, buyer and price of the
> > object with the help of mathematics. Prof Naveneet Jha of
> > South Asia University talked about the difficulties in
> > loading data of non-linear boundaries in a supercomputer.
> >
> > More at:
> >

> http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/ranchi/117343-govt-should-start-stu
> dy-of-vedic-mathematics.html
>
> MATH EXPERTS AMAZED BY VEDIC MATH
>
> Monkey business
>
> By Philip Batson, Staff Writer
> KC COMMUNITY NEWS
> Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:34 PM CDT
>
> Even with a math degree, Chris Kuttenkuler had never seen
> anything like Vedic math before.
>
> Now he cannot stop thinking about it.
>
> "It's completely different," Kuttenkuler said. "When I saw
> this my first question was, 'Why wasn't I taught this?'"
>
> Vedic (Va-dik) math refers to an ancient Indian system of
> mathematics rooted in 16 principles. Calculations can be
> completed mentally and solved without traditional math
> methods.
>
> Vedic math inspired Math Monkey, a Florida-based company
> launched in 2005. The goal is to teach children math in a
> fun and new way.
>
> While attending a franchise expo 18 months ago, Kuttenkuler
> became drawn in by the math and the experience. At the
> ribbon-cutting ceremony for his own Math Monkey franchise
> at 15061 Nall Ave., Leawood, on Oct. 12, Kuttenkuler
> performed a demonstration of some of the Vedic math
> techniques.
>
> Working left to right on a dry erase board spanning the
> wall, Kuttenkuler solved a variety of multiplication
> problems in his head, using just one line for the answer.
>
> "To me that's the biggest change," Kuttenkuler said. "Once
> you start to get used to that the mental stuff becomes much
> easier."
>
> Connor Cahill, 8 and a second-grader at Oak Hill Elementary
> School, plans to become a monkey.
>
> "It's confusing now, but probably when I go to it, it won't
> be so confusing anymore," Cahill said.
>
> Cahill attended a demonstration class and liked what he
> saw.
>
> "I like math and I just want to get better at it and
> improve on it," Cahill said.
>
> Connor's mom, Paige Cahill, enjoyed seeing a different
> approach to math.
>
> "Even though he's in elementary school, what a foundation
> this could be when he takes the ACT," Paige Cahill said.
> "It's kind of the passport for making it easier for his
> whole life."
>
> Kuttenkuler stressed that the math and techniques taught
> are not intended to replace what children learn in school.
> He said they provide children another way to understand and
> enjoy math.
>
> "We're trying to add to what the kids have already
> learned," Kuttenkuler said. "We're just trying to get them
> another way of solving problems."
>
> More at:
> http://www.kccommunitynews.com/articles/2007/10/18/overland_park_sun/news/g-all-news-monkey.business.txt
>
> http://www.kccommunitynews.com/articles/2007/10/18/overland_park_sun/news/g-all-news-monkey.business.prt


Vedic Mathematics becoming popular again

Express News Service
The New Indian Express
IBN Live
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kochi - When Premanand Keeriyat was sitting for his Common Admission
Test in the 1990s, he found it difficult to crack it. He felt there
was something wrong with Western mathematics. Thereafter, he came
across German Jew Jakow Trachtenberg's method of speed maths. "But I
was not completely happy with this system," he says.

One day, he read an article in 'The New Indian Express' by the former
Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. In it, he wrote that he had gone on a
visit to Liverpool University and was astonished to discover that
Indian maths was being taught there.

"In fact, the principal introduced me as a person who came from the
land of Vedic maths," wrote the prime minister. Thereafter, Rao
described the wonder of Vedic maths, and mentioned the name of Swami
Bharati Krishna Tirthaji, a scholar and the head of the Govardhan
Math at Puri, Orissa.

Premanand began researching about Tirthaji. "Swamiji wrote 16 volumes
on mathematics, but only one book is available to the world," he
says. "Many mathematicians from England and Germany stayed with him
and learned Vedic techniques."

So Premanand began learning the methods himself. "There are 13 sutras
and 16 sub sutras," he says. "A sutra is an oral formula. These
sutras, when applied correctly, will enable the user to solve many
types of maths problems mentally without using pen and paper, and in
the fraction of the time it would take in Western mathematics."

A desire arose in Premanand to pass this knowledge to students. "Once
you learn the techniques, it is so easy," he says. "Children will
grow to love it." So he has spent four years in making a multi-media
kit of 9 DVDs, tackling multiplication, division, subtraction,
addition, finding the square root, etc.? He inserts a CD into his
Dell laptop. And soon we are in a forest where a river is flowing
smoothly by, as a white-haired sage, with a top knot, is sitting
below a tree and passing knowledge to a bright-eyed student. There
are trees all around, and the chirping of birds can be heard. "I have
made it completely interactive, so that children can enjoy, even as
they are learning new techniques," he says.

But Premanand is facing an uphill battle.

"Since very few know about Vedic maths, they are unwilling to accept
these innovative methods, which are thousands of years old," he says.
"Many school principals and teachers express interest, but, somehow,
only a few have started teaching it."

But he is unfazed, because he is convinced about the greatness of the
subject.

"I want to increase the numerical ability of the students," he says.
"Once they start using it, they will understand the beauty and power
of Vedic maths. I am hoping one day the government will start using
Vedic maths in our curriculum, research applications, and daily
life."

More at:

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/vedic-mathematics-becoming-popular-again/204977-60-122.html

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti



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