Anand Kumar of Super 30 was awarded this honour on Children's Day.
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Anand Kumar, the founder of Super 30, was awarded the Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award for his contributions in the field of education.
Through his Super 30 tutorial programme, which started in Patna, Bihar in 2002, he has been providing free coaching for economically backward students who wish to crack the IIT-JEE.
The teacher, who was felicitated by President Shri Ramnath Kovind on the occasion of Children's Day, shared the news on Facebook.
"Today honorable President Shri Ramnath Kovind conferred me the Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award for this year .
"I thank those who encouraged me all through and boosted my confidence even under adverse circumstances. Many thanks and best wishes for Children's Day."
Back in 2011, Anand Kumar and his Super 30 initiative was the only entry from India to be selected by UK based magazine Monocle among the list of 20 pioneering teachers of the world.