A bronze bust of ancient Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatta has been unveiled at the UNESCO by the HRD Minister Smriti Irani in an international conference on the zero in Paris, France.
- The bust has been sculpted by renowned Indian sculptor Ram Sutar who was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian awards for his contribution to the world of art.
- Ram Sutar was recently awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in India, for his contribution to the world of art.
International Conference on the Zero:
- UNESCO with the Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, will host anInternational Conference on the Zero on 4-5 April, 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
- The Conference will have visual and interactive sessions, including films on Mathematics and Science, and interactive problem solving events designed for a young audience.
- The highlight will be Zero: Infinity and Set Theory conducted by Mr.Romain Attal from the Palais de La Decouverte in Paris.
- United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation headquartered in France recognized 32 sites as Heritage places that present in India. Of these, 25 sites have cultural importance while seven other are known for their natural splendour.