| Journalist Jonna Irzabek with Anand Kumar in Patna on Monday. Telegraph picture |
The success story of Anand Kumar and Super 30 would find place in a soon-to-be-released Polish book.
A Japanese book, Indo No Shougeki, written by journalists of NHK TV channel, had a chapter on Anand’s struggle and his Super 30 initiative.
Jonna Irzabek, a journalist from Poland, visited Super 30 and interacted with students as well as Anand recently for her book. She talked to Anand on a range of issues since 2002, when the novel initiative was first launched.
The book revolves around the educational scenario in India, the need to make quality education accessible to all and the mechanism required to do so.
The book also captures the scenario in Super 30 and the initiatives taken here to push it up the education ladder. It has several chapters, which deal with persons and initiatives making a difference in the field of education. Anand is one of them. “Super 30 is something that is globally known. I came here to see how it actually happens. It is wonderful to see students from underprivileged background so engrossed,” said Jonna.
Jonna said she would try to understand the education sector in India, the issues before it and the solutions. “I have seen some novel initiatives on the ground, which are making a big difference,” she said, adding that the book would have a separate chapter on the work of Anand, who has helped more than 281 students from economically weak background to crack the IIT-JEE.