As many as 2,205 students participated in the district-level Ramanujan Maths Award competitive exam held here on Sunday.
It was organised by Devi Dayal and his co-teachers at the government senior secondary school, Benara, here.
Dayal, who introduced the 'Sach di Dukaan' stationery store in the school, told HT that the exam organised on Mathematics' exponent Ramanujan's birthday will give a boost to the students studying in government schools.
Sangrur district education department also supported the competition where students from Classes 6-10 of government schools participated in two categories - Junior (Classes 6-8) and Senior (Classes 9 and
The winner will be awarded Rs 5,100 and Rs 3100 in the senior and junior levels, respectively, along with a certificate of appreciation.
He said that exam was a tribute to the great mathematician who made extraordinary contribution to the field without any formal training.
As many as 140 teachers of 11 schools of the district invigilated the exams for free. Last year, Class-10 student Amarjit Singh, son of a daily wager, bagged the first place. A total of 1,002 students of government schools had participated.
Devi Dayal had launched two projects in 2012 - Udaan and Sehat Mand Vidyarthi - for students.