Edison (NJ): Federation of Indian Associations (FIA-NY/NJ/CT), one of the oldest and the largest nonprofit umbrella organization of the Indian diaspora organized the screening of the latest Hindi Movie inspired by Anand Kumar, a mathematician and professor from Bihar, India who was the Guest of Honor in 2017 for FIA’s Annual India Day Parade in NYC. The role of Anand Kumar in the latest movie Super 30 was played by Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan. The movie is inspired by the story of Anand Kumar was released in North America on July 12, 2019.
Super 30 the title of the movie is based on Anand Kumar’s compilation of 30 underprivileged children from extremely poor backgrounds whom he coached thru hardships to successfully ace the tough entrance exams of one of the most revered Ivy League college in India and renowned in the world, IIT or Indian Institute of Technology. IIT’sgraduates are heads of today’s fortune 500 companies in the US as well as prominent position holders in corporate world.
FIA has garnered a long association with the genius mathematician and teacher. Alok Kumar, President, FIA credited Anand Kumar his dedication and devotion to the underprivileged and mentioned that he has not just changed the future of the children for better but also of their families and of their future generations to come essentially contributing to the hon. PM Modiji’s dream of abolishing poverty.
The screening held at AMC Lowes in Edison was a full house attended by families of Federation of Indian Association and Bihar & Jharkhand Association of North America.
After watching the movie FIA Chairman, Ramesh Patel said, “The film highlights struggles of a genius mathematician and we are privileged to honor and support him in his good cause. Patel stated to bring Anand Kumar again to the India Day Parade in NYC soon.
Vinay Singh, President BAJNA also applauded the film industry for highlighting and showcasing struggles of a society where much needed changes and efforts such as this one projected in the movie are needed. He also welcomed a different aspect showcased for Bihar, which is usually stereotyped with gangsters violence and lawlessness. The community in attendance applauded the acting and makeup of Hrithik Roshan in the movie dubbing it to be potentially award winning.
Prior to the movie release, FIA also organized the Super 30 publicity event at Times Square, Manhattan.
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