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28 February: National Science Day In India
National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect
- Vishabh Saini
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- February 28, 2018 03:23 IST
New Delhi : National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian Physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928.
For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
National Science Day is celebrated as one of the main science festivals in India every year during which students of the schools and colleges demonstrates various science projects as well as national and state science institutions demonstrates their latest researches. The celebration also includes public speech, radio-TV talk shows, exhibitions of science movie, science exhibition based on themes and concepts, watching night sky, live projects and researches demonstration, debates, quiz competitions, lectures, science models exhibitions and many more activities.
It is celebrated every year with immense passion at the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (also called GMRT) at Khodad which is a worldwide famous telescope getting operated at low radio frequencies by the NCRA (National Centre for Radio Astrophysics) established by the TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research).
On 28 February 2009, five institutions in the country were presented National Award for Science Communication by the Indian Department of Science and Technology (IDST).
The highest award in 2009 was given to the Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre for its contribution to science-related learning material and conducting training programs on science education.
Objectives of National Science Day are :
► To discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for the development in the field of science.
► To give an opportunity to the scientific minded citizens in the country.
► To encourage the people as well as popularize the Science and Technology.
The theme of the year 2017 : "Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons"
The theme of the year 2016 : "Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation"
The theme of the year 2015 : “Science for Nation Building”