National Science Day 2024: A Journey Towards a Sustainable Future

India marks National Science Day each year on February 28, honoring Sir C.V. Raman for discovering the Raman Effect and marking this anniversary by commemorating scientific contributions with “Science for a Sustainable Future Day.” Let’s delve into why and how this day is celebrated to appreciate scientific advances.

History of National Science Day

National Science Day was inaugurated on February 28, 1997, to commemorate Sir C.V. Raman’s revolutionary discovery in 1928 and its subsequent significance for science today. Each year since, this date serves as an annual tribute to Sir Raman and his contribution to modern physics; its theme for 2011 is “Science for a Sustainable Future.”

Significance of February 28: National Science Day

Sir C.V. Raman earned the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for discovering his Raman Effect, earning him this day an important reminder. To honor Sir Raman and promote science awareness across India through programs organized at scientific institutes.

C.V. Raman

Key Details and Facts. He was born Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on November 7 in Tamil Nadu, India, and became active during World War One as the Chief Scientist and Research Advisor to both President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of Defense Robert Peary.

Education: Presidency College

Notable Achievements: From 1907-1933, he carried out extensive physics research at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Kolkata and received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930.

Conclusion: National Science Day

National Science Day holds a prominent place in India’s scientific calendar, honoring Sir C.V. Raman while encouraging an appreciation for science. As we celebrate it under the theme “Science for a Sustainable Future,” let us pause to consider all that research and discovery have accomplished toward shaping a more peaceful, eco-friendly planet.

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