Founder of Super 30 magazine honoured
Patna: The man who founded a free coaching centre to help poor students get into higher education has been recognised by a prestigious magazine.
Anand Kumar, who founded Super 30, which helps students crack the Indian Institutes of Technology, Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), has been selected by Europe's famous magazine Focus as one of the global personalities who have the ability to shape exceptionally talented people.
He is the only Indian on the list.
"This gives me a feel that honest and sincere efforts get noticed, no matter where they are being made. I will carry on with my pursuit of educating poor children," Anand Kumar told IANS.
Focus is published by Italy's biggest publishing house Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. The article also mentions athlete, Iwano Brugneti.
Anand Kumar, who could not attend Cambridge University for higher studies due to finances after the death of his father, started the Ramanujam School of Mathematics in 1992 and founded the Super 30 in 2002. It provides free food, board and rigorous coaching for almost a year to 30 poor and talented students selected through a two-tier examination process