National Science Day 2024: Theme, History, Significance, Celebration, and Facts

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National Science Day 2024

National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of the Raman effect made by Indian Physicist Sir CV Raman in 1928. Sir CV Raman also received a Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery in 1930. Science has always been the field of new discoveries and development and with the advancement of technology, the areas of research and discoveries have expanded widely. Many students who are interested in the field of science look forward to National Science Day to share their interests and views on various scientific topics. Stay tuned and read this article to learn more about National Science Day 2024!

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History and Significance of National Science Day

The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the government of India in 1986 to designate 28 February as National Science Day. On the first National Science Day, the NCSTC announced the institution of National Science Popularization awards to celebrate the outstanding efforts made by students in the field of science and communication.

The day is popularly celebrated in science institutions regardless of their specific streams including medical, academic and technical universities to collectively support and encourage the spirit of science. 

Source: The Quint, Youtube 

Theme and Objectives of National Science Day 2024

The theme for National Science Day 2024 is unveiled by the Union Minister of India Dr Jitendra Singh on 6 February 2024. The theme of the current year is ‘Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat.’

Theme of National Science Day 2024
  • This day is focused on spreading the message of the importance of science used in the daily lives of people 
  • It also displays the achievements, efforts and activities in the field of science for human welfare 
  • It is celebrated to implement new technology in the field of science for development and discuss all the issues in the field 
  • Today people with an interest in science can seek new opportunities 
  • This day is celebrated to encourage young minds and popularize the field of science and technology.

How is it Celebrated?

National Science Day is celebrated all over India in many educational institutions including schools, colleges, and universities, in scientific, academic, technical, medical and research institutions. 

Students enthusiastically organise various events such as debates, speeches, lectures, quiz competitions etc. 

There are also science exhibitions, science movie screenings, model making and many other activities organised based on various themes.

Also Read: How to Become a Scientist in India?

World-Renowned Scientists

World Renowned Scientists

The following are the popular world-famous scientists and their discoveries:

  • Albert Einstein was a world-renowned physicist and is considered one of the most influential scientists of all time. He is well-known for developing the theory of relativity. He also made other major contributions to the field of quantum mechanics.
  • Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist. He mainly worked in the field of physics of black holes and general relativity. He also made great contributions to the field of cosmology and earned many honours. 
  • CV Raman was an Indian physicist who won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 being the first Asian to receive a Nobel Prize in any branch of science. He is known for his breakthrough in the field of light scattering.
  • Tim Berners Lee is a computer scientist and is profoundly known for his invention of the World Wide Web in 2012. He graduated from Queen’s College, Oxford and also worked as an independent in the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN) from June to December 1980. 

“The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work, and not equipment. When I got my Nobel Prize, I had spent hardly 200 rupees on my equipment.”

– CV Raman

5 Unknown Facts of Science 

The following are the amazing scientific facts that will blow your mind:

  • A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head 
  • Hawaii is moving closer to Alaska by 7.5 cm every year 
  • The footprints on the moon will stay for the next 100 million years
  • Pluto is smaller than the United States 
  • There is floating water in Space  

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Relevant Blogs

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FAQs

Q1. What is the theme of National Science Day 2024?

Ans: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched the theme for National Science Day 2024 ‘Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat.”

Q2. How is National Science Day celebrated?

Ans. National Science Day is celebrated all over India in many educational institutions including schools, colleges, and universities, in scientific, academic, technical, medical and research institutions. Students enthusiastically organise various events such as debates, speeches, lectures, quiz competitions etc. There are also science exhibitions, science movie screenings, model making and many other activities organised based on various themes.

Q3. Why is National Science Day celebrated? 

Ans. National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of the Raman effect made by Indian Physicist Sir CV Raman in 1928.

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