National Science Day 2024: Everything you need to know about the day

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National Science Day is celebrated across India on February 28 to honor the discovery of the Raman Effect by physicist Sir CV Raman in 1928. The Raman Effect is the inelastic scattering of light by molecules, a discovery that earned Raman the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930, making him the first Asian to receive the prestigious award in any branch of science.

History of National Science Day

In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) proposed to the Government of India that February 28 be designated as National Science Day. Since 1987, this day has been celebrated to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect and to promote scientific temper in the country.

Significance and Celebrations

National Science Day aims to promote scientific thinking and highlight the importance of science in everyday life. Educational institutions, scientific organizations, and various other institutions across India organize events such as seminars, workshops, and exhibitions to celebrate the occasion. The day serves as a reminder of India’s rich scientific heritage and encourages scientific research and innovation.

National Science Day 2024 Theme

The theme for National Science Day 2024 is “Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat,” emphasizing the importance of homegrown innovations in India’s scientific progress. This theme seeks to raise awareness about indigenous technologies that can contribute to the country’s development and well-being.

National Science Day is a celebration of India’s scientific achievements and a reminder of the importance of science in society. It serves as an inspiration for future generations to pursue careers in science and technology, contributing to the nation’s development and progress.

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