Anand Kumar role model in Japan

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Patna, Feb 12 (PTI) Anand Kumar, whose Super 30 programmehas sucessfully tutored students from underprivileged sectionsto the IITs, has emerged as a role model in Japan, accordingto premiere Japanese TV channel Kansai Telecasting Corporationdirector Yuta Amma.

Amma along with his crew is currently camping here and isengaged in making a special documentary on Anand and hisinstitute.

''''I am extremely happy to be at Super 30. It is reallyamazing to find underprivileged children working hard underexpert guidance for IIT entrance examination. This is a greatinspiration for millions of others who want to sit for theexamination but are unable to do so due to poverty,'''' he toldPTI.

The institute provides free food, free lodging and freecoaching to its students.

Amma interacted with the students, their families as wellas Anand and his family.

He is, however, not the first one from Japan to come toPatna to make a film on Super 30.

Earlier, Yoichi Itoh, Chief Economist of STB ResearchInstitute made a film on Super 30 for NHK Channel. Followingit NHK producer Emiko Amagawa came here in 2007 to make anhour-long documentary on Anand and his school.

Japan�s Amazon TV had done yet another film on theinstitute.

The country�s famous actress Norika Fujiware had alsocome here to make yet another film on the institute for TV ManUnion.

''Yomuri'', one of the widest circulating Japanese dailies,did a detailed feature on Super 30 as did Newsweek and Timemagazines last year.

''''I am happy that my initiative has put Bihar on theglobal education map and Amma''s visit will inspire me dobetter,'''' a confident Anand said.

In the last eight years, Super 30 has helped 212 studentsclear IIT-JEE. For the last three years all students of theinstitute have made it to the IITs drawing world-wideattention.

Discovery Channel made an hour-long documentary on theinstitute, while a film made on it by Christopher Michel wenton to win the Viewers� Choice Award in the USA.

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