Kuwait City: Lauding talented Indian youths who are contributing in progress of many countries with their knowledge and skills, mathematician and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar on January 16, asked them to stay connected to their roots.
"There is a lot of talent in India and that gets reflected everywhere in the world. Indians contribute to the progress of many countries with their knowledge and skills, besides doing good to themselves. But it is good to see you all linked to your roots," Kumar, 43, said while addressing a function here.
Kumar was the Chief Guest at the gala celebration of Kuwait-based Maurya Kala Parisar, an organisation of people from Bihar and Jharkhand formed in 1995. He said that a society that gives us something also expects us to return something.
Citing the example of Super 30, which has so far helped 390 underprivileged students reach India's premiere higher education institutions Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Kumar said it was all about opportunities to make the country and the society a better place. He exhorted the students living in Kuwait to maintain their roots and contribute to its progress in whatever way they can.
"It is a great experience to get a feeling of home so far away from home, and it is all possible because of the people who have kept the Indian tradition alive despite being so far away from home," Kumar said.
Super 30 is a Patna-based educational programme which each year trains 30 meritorious and talented students from the economically backward sections for IITs.