National Science Day
About this Day :
National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928.
National Council for Science and Technology Communication Bold text asked the Government of India to designate February 28 as National Science Day. The event is now celebrated all over the country in schools, colleges, universities and other academic, scientific, technical, medical and research institutions. On the occasion of the first NSD (National Science Day)(28 February 1987) NCSTC announced institution of the National Science Popularization awards for recognizing outstanding efforts in the area of science communication and population
On National Science Day, various activities such as speeches, debates, science exhibitions, quiz competitions, lectures etc. is organised in all the schools, colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the country.
Themes of National Science Day :
The theme of the year 1999 was “Our Changing Earth”.
The theme of the year 2000 was “Recreating Interest in Basic Science”.
The theme of the year 2001 was “Information Technology for Science Education”.
The theme of the year 2002 was “Wealth From Waste”.
The theme of the year 2003 was “50 years of DNA & 25 years of IVF – The Blue print of Life”.
The theme of the year 2004 was “Encouraging Scientific Awareness in Community”.
The theme of the year 2005 was “Celebrating Physics”.
The theme of the year 2006 was “Nurture Nature for our future”.
The theme of the year 2007 was “More Crop Per Drop”.
The theme of the year 2008 was “Understanding the Planet Earth”.
The theme of the year 2009 was “Expanding Horizons of Science”.
The theme of the year 2010 was “Gender Equity, Science & Technology for Sustainable Development”.
The theme of the year 2011 was “Chemistry in Daily Life”.
The theme of the year 2012 was “Clean Energy Options and Nuclear Safety”.
The theme of the year 2013 was “Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security”.
The theme of the year 2014 was “Fostering Scientific Temper”.
The theme of the year 2015 was “Science for Nation Building”
The theme of the year 2016 was on “Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation”.
The theme of the year 2017 was “Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons
The theme of the year 2018 was “Science and Technology for a sustainable future.”
The theme of the year 2019 is “Science for the People, and the People for Science”
The theme of the year 2020 is “Women in Science.”
National Science Day 2020: Quotes
— Science is nothing but perception – Plato
— The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it – Neil deGrasse Tyson
— Science is not only a disciple of reason but also one of romance and passion – Stephen Hawking
— Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated – Rosalind Franklin
— Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less – Marie Curie
— The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom ― Isaac Asimov
— Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality – Carl Sagan