Monday, March 30, 2020

STORIES BEHIND STAMPS

Saint of Mathematics    Kabita Roy
Since 1992 Japan has been issuing stamps on the theme 'Post-age Stamp for People of Culture'.These stamps commemorate the great achievements of the pioneers of  science and culture who have laid the foundation for Japan's development.
The first such stamps were leased in 1992 in honour of Takakazu
SEKI (1642-1708) on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his birth. Takakazu SEKI, the saint of mathematics laid the foundation for mathematical progress in the Edo era. One of his most notable achievements was his study of circles and his "circle theory'. He developed the formula for finding out the volume of a sphere and the formula for the area of an ellipse 
(a regular oval). These led to the modern science of differential calculus and integral calculus. 

SEKI's outstanding achievements surround all mathematical and  astronomical spheres of  knowledge, including calendar studies.

                                               ABBREVIATIONS
                    CAG   : Comptroller and Auditor General of India
                    GIS     : Geological Survey of India
                    IAMC : Indian Army Medical Corps
                    WAY   : World Assembly of Youth
                    PGA    : Parliamentarians for Global Action
                    MFN   : Most Favoured Nation
                                
                                                        Oscar Award
Oscar' is a small statue awarded every year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, USA., for professional achievements in motion picture production and performance. It was named 'Oscar' in 1931 by an employee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


                      Nothing is really achieved without hard work.

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