National Science Day: Know why this Day is celebrated

National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February to mark and recognize the contribution of scientists to the development of the country. On this day, in 1928, the Indian physicist Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman made an important discovery in the field of spectroscopy, which is called the ‘Raman Effect’

The day is dedicated to the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’. CV Raman was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his work. This year the theme of National Science Day is ‘Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future’. Let us know the special things about this day with the help of questions and answers given below.

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When was the Raman Effect discovered?

The Raman Effect was discovered by the great scientist CV Raman on February 28, 1928.

What is Raman Effect?

The Raman Effect states that when a wave of light emerges from a substance, some part of this light wave is scattered in a direction that is different from the direction of the incoming light wave. The blue color of sea water and sky is due to this reason.

In which year was the request made to declare 28 February as National Science Day?

In 1986 the National Council for Science and Technical Communication (NCSTC) urged the Government of India to declare 28 February as National Science Day. The government accepted his request and declared the day as National Science Day.

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What is the main objective?

The basic objective is to create awareness among the people about the importance of science and its use.

When was the first National Science Day celebrated?

The first National Science Day was celebrated on 28 February 1987.

What is the theme of National Science Day for the year 2022?

The year 2022 is dedicated to the contribution of women in science. That is why the theme of National Science Day 2022 is ‘Women in Science’.

Who organizes programs on the occasion?

The National Council for Science and Technology Communication of the Department of Science and Technology has been designated as the nodal agency for coordinating the celebration and organizing of National Science Day across the country.

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