The National Science Day is celebrated every year by the Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodoyogiki Sanchar Parishad (RVPSP) (National Council for Science & Technology Communication) of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The objective behind this day is to popularize the knowledge of science and promote its practical application.
The day is celebrated as a tribute to Dr. C.V. Raman for his world famous invention of the ‘Raman Effect’ on February 28th 1928.
‘Sir C. V. Raman was the first Indian scientist to be honoured with the prestigious Nobel Award in Physics in the year1930. Hence, the National Science Day holds great significance for Indian Science and scientific community.’
Every year a new theme is chosen and all the activities and programmes are based upon that selected theme.
Interesting activities such as debates, poster competition, essay writing exhibitions, lectures, seminars, etc are held on this occasion.
The entire country acknowledges and thanks the contributions made by its scientists in making India a progressive nation.
The day also encourages young mind to take up science as their career.
National Science Day or NSD provides an opportunity to target on issues pertaining to technology and science. It brings closer the common people and the scientific fraternity.
NSD spreads the message of the significance of science and its usage in our day to day life.