India is celebrating Science Day, but why?

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28th February is celebrated as National Science Day in India but do you know why and for what the day is celebrated as National Science Day. I am also sure you must have heard about celebrated Indian Scientist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. On this day in 1928, he discovered a phenomenon of scattering of photons which was later known as ‘Raman Effect’ after his name. After two years in 1930, he got Nobel Prize for this remarkable discovery and this was the first Nobel Prize for India in the field of Science. To mark the discovery of his famous phenomenon National Science Day is celebrated in India on the day each year.

When was the day declared as National Science Day?

In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the Government of India to designate 28 February as National Science Day which the then Govt. of India accepted and declared the day as National Science Day in 1986. The first National Science Day was celebrated on February 28, 1987.

Why do we celebrate?

The basic objective of observation of National Science Day is to spread the message of the importance of science and its application among the people. National Science day is celebrated as one of the main science festivals in India every year for the following purpose-

  • To widely spread a message about the significance of scientific applications in the daily life of the people,
  • To display all the activities, efforts, and achievements in the field of science for the welfare of the human being,
  • To discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for the development of science,
  • To encourage the people as well as popularize the Science and Technology.

The End Notes

It was just a quick update. That's all in here. I wish a very Happy Science Day to all of you. Keep thinking out of the box. Have a good one. Cheers!


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