National Science Day

India celebrates National Science Day on February 28. National Science Day is celebrated in the country to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect. Raman discovered the Raman Effect on February 28, 1928, and received Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1930.

History of National Science Day

National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in 1986 proposed to mark National Science Day on February 28. The Government of India agreed to the proposal.

The objective of National Science Day

National Science Day is celebrated to spread the importance of science in day-to-day life. On the occasion, the importance of science and achievements in the field are discussed. New technologies are implemented.

The theme of National Science Day 2024

The theme of this year’s ‘National Science Day’ is Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat, emphasizing the importance of home-grown Technologies in shaping the future of India.

Department Initiatives

The Department of Science and Technology organised a function in New Delhi to commemorate the outstanding discovery of Raman’s Effect by great Indian physicist Sir C.V. Raman.

On the occasion, Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the exhibition, featuring a diverse range of innovative projects selected under the Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science.

About Raman Effect

Raman effect is inelastic scattering of the photons by matter where there is an exchange of energy and change in the direction of light. This effect comprises the vibrational energy which is gained by the molecule when the incident photons from visible laser are shifted to the lower energy. This effect takes place when light enters in the molecule and interacts with the electron density of chemical bond. This causes the electromagnetic field in molecule which in turn leads to vibrational and deformation of the frequency shift.

National Council for Science and Technology Communication

It operated under the purview of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The main objectives of NCSTC are to develop and build scientific thinking, develop scientific knowledge, conduct training, and spread awareness.



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