National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February with great enthusiasm all over India to remember the invention of “Raman Effect” in India by Sir Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman, Indian physicist in the year 1928. In the year 1930, Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman was awarded and honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics for achieving great success in the field of science in India.
National Science Day 2021
Nationals Science Day 2021 in India was observed on 28 February, Sunday.
Special on National Science Day 2020
- The theme of National Science Day 2020 is “Women in Science” which means Role of Women in Science. Which is also the identity of today’s environment and also the need.
- On this occasion, our President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, honored some of the famous women scientists of the country at Vigyan Bhawan, including Ritu Kardhal (known as Rocket Woman of India), Maumita Dutta, Meenal Sampath, Nandini Harinath, Anuradha T.K, etc. Great women of the country were involved. Several other cabinet ministers were also present on the occasion.
- This occasion was celebrated with great enthusiasm in all the schools and colleges of the country. Science Day inculcates the desire to do something different in the youth and inspires them to bring light to the name of the country like Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman.
History of National Science Day
28 February 1928 was a great day in India when the invention in the field of Indian science was completed by the famous Indian physicist Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman. He was a Tamil Brahmin and he is the first person in the field of science to research such an invention in India. In order to always remember and honor this program in future, the Indian Government was asked to designate 28 February as National Science Day in India by the National Council for Science and Technological Communication in the year 1986.
Since then, National Science Day is celebrated all over India as a great event in the field of Indian science. It is celebrated every year by students, teachers, institutes, and researchers by all educational institutions including schools, colleges, universities, technical and research institutes of India, medical, academic, scientific. On the occasion of the first celebration of National Science Day in India, the National Council for Science and Technological Communication announced the National Science Publication Award for outstanding recognition and recognition for a commendable effort in the field of science communication and publicisation.
Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman worked in the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Kolkata, West Bengal, India from 1907 to 1933, during which he did research on many points of physics, including the “Raman Effect” (the effect on the spread of light). When he is subsisted by various things) his great success and discovery became famous in Indian history. He was honored with many Indian awards including the Nobel Prize in the year 1930 for his great invention. Since 2013, the “Raman Effect” has been designated as an International Historical Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society.
During the National Science Day celebration of the year 2009, five Indian Institutes were conferred with the National Award for Science Communication in recognition of the great efforts and achievements of Indian scientists from Government and Non-Governmental Organizations for the publicization and leadership of modern science in the country. Indian Department of Science and Technology awarded. The Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Center was given the highest award in the year 2009 in recognition of its great contribution to science.
Celebration of National Science Day started as a science festival to recognize the participation of students from schools and colleges, scientific activities and programs by scientists from state and national departments. This program provides a right platform for many new scientists to shine their life and establish their feet in the science profession.
How is National Science Day celebrated?
National Science Day is celebrated every year as one of the main science festivals in India during which school and college students exhibit various science projects as well as national and state science institutes display their latest research. The event will include Public Speeches, Radio-TV Talk Shows, Science Films Exhibition, Theme and Concept Science Exhibition, Night Sky Viewing, Live Projects and Research Exhibition, Discussion, Question-Answer Competition, Speeches, Science Model Exhibition and many more. activities take place.
It is celebrated every year with great passion in the Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (also known as GMRT) at Khodad which is established by TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) by NCRA (National Center for Radio Astrophysics) in low radio frequencies. It is a famous telescope all over the world.
Various activities are organized by NCRA and GMRT in the celebration of National Science Day to recognize their main research activities in the field of radio astronomy and astrophysics. To publicize science and technology in the country, various programs are organized for the general public and students.
The Minister of Science and Technology gives a message to the students, scientists, researchers and common citizens of the nation through his speech on this day.
Objective of celebrating National Science Day
- National Science Day is celebrated every year to spread a message about the importance of scientific application in the daily life of the people.
- To display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare.
- To discuss all the issues for the development of science and to apply new technology.
- To give a chance to the scientific minded citizens in the country.
- To popularize science and technology as well as promote people.
Theme of National Science Day
- The theme of the year 1999 was “Our Changing Earth”.
- The theme of the year 2000 was “Creating Interest in Basic Science”.
- The theme of the year 2001 was “Information Technology for Science Education”.
- The theme of the year 2002 was “Wealth from the West”.
- The theme of the year 2003 was “Life Profile – 50 Years of DNA and 25 Years of IVF”.
- The theme of the year 2004 was “Promoting Scientific Awareness in the Community”.
- The theme of the year 2005 was “Celebrating Physics”.
- The theme of the year 2006 was “Nurture Nature for Our Future”.
- The theme of the year 2007 was “More Crop Per Money”.
- The theme of the year 2008 was “Understanding Planet Earth”.
- The theme of the year 2009 was “Breaking the Frontiers of Science”.
- The theme of the year 2010 was “Gender Equality, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development”.
- The theme of the year 2011 was “Chemistry in Daily Life”.
- The theme of the year 2012 was “Clean Energy Alternatives and Nuclear Security”.
- The theme of the year 2013 was “Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security”.
- The theme of the year 2014 was “Promoting Scientific Attitude”.
- The theme of the year 2015 was “Science for Nation Building”.
- The theme of the year 2016 will be aimed at increasing public appreciation on scientific issues for the development of the country.
- The theme for National Science Day in 2017 was “Science and Technology is for Persons with Disabilities”.
- The theme for National Science Day in 2018 was “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”.
- The theme for National Science Day in the year 2019 was ” Science for the People and People for Science (Science for the People and People for Science ).
- The theme for the National Science Day in the year 2020 was “Women in Science”.
- The theme for the National Science Day in 2021 is “Future of STIs: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work”.