National Science Day

20 February 2017

Imagine if man hadn’t explored. Imagine if he was always happy with what he got and never desired to seek anything new. Will we be living in a house? Will we be wearing clothes? Will we be eating cooked food? The answer is NO. Man has always desired for knowledge and looked out for ways to make his life easier. That is what has made the world what it is today. The one word for all of this is Science. By understanding science or nature mankind has achieved gigantic leaps. And India is a nation that is always thankful to the blessings for mankind and thus every year it celebrates National Science Day to educate the importance of science.

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National Science Day is celebrated on 28th of February to mark the discovery of Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C.V Raman. Sir C.V Raman won Nobel Prize for this discovery in 1930. Raman effect simply states that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes its wavelength. Being one of the prominent scientists in the nation, he was awarded the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1954. It was on 28th February 1928 that Sir Raman led experiments at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science and hence National Science Day is celebrated on this day. The festival was first introduced in 1999.
During this day, students of schools and colleges demonstrate various science projects and various science institutions of the nation demonstrate their latest researches. There will also be public speeches, Radio – T.V  Talk Shows, screening of science movies, debates, quiz programs etc. The Minister of Science and Technology gives a message through his speech to the public this day. The day aims to educate people about the importance of science in daily life and to discuss the issues regarding scientific progress of the nation.
We are here only because people who walked before us wanted to make lives easier for us. It is our duty to do the same to the next generation and for that we need to be aware of science!