National Science Day 2018: Why it should be much more than an Annual Celebration


National Science Day is observed on 28th February in the memory of Sir Chandrasekhara Venkat Raman’s seminal discovery of scattering of light on the same day in the year 1928. It came to be known as the Raman Effect and the physicist earned the Nobel Prize for this achievement.

History

It was in the year 1986 when the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the government to designate the day as National Science Day. Since then, all the teachers, students, scientists, physicists, and researchers take pride and celebrate the day as a mark of respect for the great physicist. The entire country commemorates the remarkable contribution in the form of Raman Effect.

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Sir CV Raman’s seminal discovery of scattering of light came to be known as the Raman Effect

Celebrations

National Science Day has taken the form of a Science carnival that recognizes the efforts of students and researchers from state and national faculties. It has provided a great platform for newcomers and budding scientists to give their best and pursue their career in Science and Technology.

The celebrations take place throughout the country at various levels. There are Science exhibitions, seminars, public speech, talk shows, Science quiz, Science model exhibition, and various other activities that engage Science lovers and help in making students take interest in the field.

Significance of Science

Science is not just an academic subject to study and pursue by a bunch of researchers and scientists; it’s much more than that. Today when the entire world is transforming constantly with the help of advancement in Science & Technology, we must inculcate it into our lives and prioritize it. Not only India needs to invest more into researches, but we as a nation must give the respect and attention that scientific developments need.

The knowledge of Science and its applications are guiding us towards a better tomorrow and we must return the favor. Defying the scientific theories is not going to get us anywhere and it’s high time that we give Science its due credit for sustaining our lives which most of us don’t even realize.