National Science Day

2019-02-28 Thu

Science holds great importance in our lives. Since the beginning, we had a strong tradition of science and technology as India was a land of sages and seers, the land of scholars and scientists. India has produced some of the greatest scientists of the world who have contributed in various fields.

28th February is celebrated as National Science Day in India to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by one of India’s most revered scientists, Sir CV Raman.

Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman was born in 1988 at Trichinopoly, Madras Presidency British India. His ground-breaking work in the field of light scattering earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. From that, he became the first Indian to achieve this feat.

Science Day is celebrated to spread awareness about the importance of Science and its application in the daily life of the people. This year National Science Day will be celebrated under the theme of “Science for the People and People for Science”. This year is being celebrated as the ‘International Year of the Periodic Table’ on chemical elements. The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope will host a two-day exhibition on the theme.

C.V. Raman, one of the greatest scientists of India was depicted on a 1971 20 Paise stamp. Later in 2009, an INR 10 definitive stamp was also issued in his honor. He was also the first National Professor appointed by the new government of Independent India.

So go out and spread the awareness about the basic science facts and break the bars of superstition.

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