The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) has designated February 28 as National Science Day. National Science Day is celebrated to felicitate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect. C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for the discovery of the Raman Effect. Science Week is also celebrated along with National Science Day.
National Science Day Quick Facts:
- The theme of NSC 2020: Women in Science
- The theme of NSC 2019: Science for the People and the People for Science
- The first NSC was celebrated on February 28, 1987.
Theme-based science communication activities are carried out all over the country to mark the occasion. The Theme of the National Science Day 2020 is Women in Science. NSD 2020 Theme has been chosen for the purpose of increasing public appreciation of the scientific issues involved.
Sir C.V. Raman and Raman Effect
- Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was born on 7 November 1888 at Trichy, Tamil Nadu.
- On 28 February 1928, he started an experiment with K. S. Krishnan, what is now called the Raman Effects. Raman Effects are on Scattering of Light.
- He won the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics for “the scattering of light and for the discovery of the Raman effect“ and became the first Asian and first non-white to receive any Nobel Prize in the sciences.
National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology (DST) acts as a nodal agency to support, catalyze and coordinate the celebration of the National Science Day throughout the country in scientific institutions, research laboratories, and autonomous scientific institutions associated with the Department of Science and Technology.
National Science Day 2022: Theme
National Science Day every year focuses on a theme to motivate for the whole year that the last theme was on 2021 ” Future of STI: Impact on Education Skills and Work’. This year’s National Science Day 2022 theme is ‘Integrated Approach in S&T for Sustainable Future”.
National Science Day: Significance
Science and Technology are an important part of human life nowadays. There are lots of inventions are ongoing in the various parts of countries. The significance of observing National Science Day is to spread a message about the importance of science amongst the youth and tell them how science is used in our daily lives. This is observed to developed the interest of youth in science and to display activities, efforts, and achievements in the field of science and discuss development in the field of science.
All the Educational institutions all over India would be celebrating the National Science Day by organizing various programs, essay competitions, seminars, and discussions on the scientific contribution of Nobel Laureate C.V. Raman.
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