National Science Day (28 February)

National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February in India under the aegis of the National Council of Science and Technology and Ministry of Science and Technology, with a view to bring awareness in the society about the benefits of science and to inculcate scientific thinking.
National Science Day (28 February)
National Science Day is celebrated due to the discovery of the Raman effect. This discovery was announced by Indian scientist Sir Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman (Sir CV Raman on 28 February 1928. For this discovery, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930. It was the first Nobel Prize won by any Indian and Asian person.

The objective of National Science Day

The basic objective of National Science Day is to attract and motivate the students towards science and to make the masses aware of science and scientific achievements. Without science, the path of development cannot be progressed rapidly. Science leads to the destruction of misconceptions and superstitions. Besides making science and technology famous, its main objective is to achieve new heights by giving the citizens of the country an opportunity in this field.

The spread of scientific thinking is necessary for the development of the country. Events like National Science Day can definitely prove to be helpful in spreading the scientific outlook. Only through science can we make the standard of living of the people of society happier and happier. National Science Day is celebrated with the aim of bringing awareness in society and generating scientific thinking about the benefits of science.

On this day, programs related to various scientific activities are organized in all science institutes, such as National and other science laboratories, science academies, schools and colleges, and training institutes. Important events include speeches, essays, writing, science quiz, science exhibition, seminar and seminar etc. of scientists. National and other awards are also announced for special contribution in the field of science. Special prizes have also been placed to increase the popularity of science.

How is National Science Day celebrated?

Every year National Science Day is celebrated as one of the main science festivals in India during which school and college students showcase various science projects as well as National and State Science Institutes display their latest research. The ceremony included public speeches, radio-TV talk shows, science film exhibitions, science exhibitions based on topics and concepts, night sky viewing, live projects and research exhibitions, discussion, question-answer competition, speeches, science model exhibitions, etc. There are activities.

It is celebrated every year with a big passion in the Giant Meter wave Radio Telescope (also called GMRT) in Khodad which is Low Radio Frequencies by NCRA (National Center for Radio Astrophysics) established by TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research). But it is a famous telescope operated all over the world.

Various activities are organized by NCRA and GMRT in celebration of the National Science Day celebration to recognize their main research activities in the field of radio astronomy and astrophysics. To publicize science and technology in the country, many types of programs are organized for the common people and students.

The Minister of Science and Technology delivers a message to students, scientists, researchers, and common citizens of the nation through his speech on this day.

National Science Day theme

The year 1999 - "Our Changing Earth".
The year 2000 - "Generating interest in basic science".
The year 2001 - "Information Technology for Science Education".
The year 2002 - "Wealth from the West".
The year 2003 - "Life profile - 50 years of DNA and 25 years of IVF".
The year 2004 - "Promoting scientific awareness in the community".
The year 2005 - "Celebrating Physics".
The year 2006 - "Raise nature for our future".
The year 2007 - "Higher crop per substance".
The year 2008 - "Understanding the planet Earth".
The year 2009 - "Extending the limits of science".
The year 2010 - "Gender Equality, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development".
The year 2011 - "Chemistry in daily life".
The year 2012 - "Clean energy options and nuclear security".
The year 2013 - "Genetically Modified Crop and Food Security".
The year 2014 - "Encouraging Scientific Attitude".
The year 2015 - "Science for nation-building".
The Year 2016 - "Aims to increase public appreciation on scientific issues for the development of the country".
The year 2017 - "Science and Technology especially for Abled Person".
The year 2018 - "Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future".
The year 2019 - "Science for the masses and Science for the masses."
The year 2020 - "Women in Science"