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| Last Updated: 17/04/2021

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National Science Day-2020



ational Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect by the Indian physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on the same day in the year 1928. Raman Effect, also known as the Raman scattering is the inelastic scrambling of a photon by molecules which are energised to higher rotational energy or vibrational levels. This phenomenon also forms the foundation of Raman spectroscopy which is utilised by physicists and chemists to know more information about materials.


For this groundbreaking discovery, Sir CV Raman was awarded with Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 and the nation honored him with the Bharat Ratna, its highest civilian award, in 1954. To commemorate and honor this day every year, National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) in1986 asked the then Government of India to designate 28th February as National Science Day. National Science Day was celebrated for the first time on February 28 1987 to pay tribute to the great Indian scientist. For the last three decades, National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated as a commemoration of CV Raman’s unparalleled contribution to science as well as the Indian scientific community. Every year NCSTC announces a new theme to celebrate this day.


NSD is celebrated as one of the main science festivals in India in which students of the schools and colleges showcase various science projects and national and state science institutions demonstrate their latest research work. The celebration also includes public speeches, radio-TV talk shows, science movies, science exhibitions based on themes and concepts, live projects, research demonstration, debates, quiz competitions, lectures, science model exhibitions and many more activities.



Significance of National Science Day


The sole message of National Science Day is to spread the message that Science and Technology should be applied in everyday life. On this day, scientists and science enthusiasts come together as programmes are held to bring the scientific community closer. Educational institutes also hold science fairs and science researchers get a chance to share their latest work.




Theme of National Science Day 2020


Every year National Science Day is celebrated with a theme that spreads the message about the importance of science. This year Department of Science and Technology has the theme of National Science Day 2020 is “Women in Science”. This year’s theme is dedicated to women involved in science and also to motivate them to participate more in a science activity. From past year women are now taking active participation in the space program like we can take the example from mission mars (mangalyan) and Chandrayan 2.