India’s National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February after Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (C. V. Raman) It is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by Raman celebrated this day in 1928. This year, India will celebrate its 94th National Science Day with the theme “Revolutionary Science”. The theme is aptly chosen as India is making great strides in scientific research and development, contributing to progress in various fields.
Science is the cornerstone of modern civilization. It is only through scientific discoveries that we have been able to unlock the secrets of the universe, develop new technologies and improve the quality of our lives. From the invention of zero to the discovery of gravitational waves, India has a rich heritage of scientific achievements. However, it is in the last few decades that India has emerged as a major player in the world of science and technology.
India’s scientific journey began in 1893 when Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose demonstrated the capability of microwaves to transmit signals over a distance. Since then, India has made significant contributions in various fields of science including space technology, nuclear energy, biotechnology and information technology. Today India is the third largest startup hub in the world, where many startups are emerging in the field of biotechnology, artificial intelligence and renewable energy.
One of the notable achievements of India’s scientific community is the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also known as Mangalyaan. It was launched in 2013 and became the first interplanetary mission by any country to be successfully executed on the first attempt. The success of MOM not only demonstrated India’s technological capabilities but also proved that low-cost interplanetary missions are possible.
Another notable achievement of India’s scientific community is the development of COVID-19 vaccines. India was one of the first countries to develop and launch Covaxin, a COVID-19 vaccine, in collaboration with Biotech. India has also played an important role in providing vaccines to other countries, including developing countries, under the Vaccine Friendship Initiative.
India has also made remarkable progress in the field of renewable energy. India is one of the largest producers of solar power in the world and is committed to achieving its target of 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. India has also launched the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in partnership with France, which aims to promote Solar energy harnessed in 121 countries located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
India’s scientific community has made significant contributions in various fields of science, and it is necessary to celebrate their achievements. National Science Day is an occasion to recognize the contribution of Indian scientists and to inspire future generations to pursue a career in science. The theme “Revolutionizing Science” is a reminder that science is constantly evolving, and India has the potential to be at the forefront of this revolution.
In conclusion, India’s National Science Day 2023 is a celebration of India’s scientific achievements and potential to revolutionize science. India has made significant contributions in various fields of science and technology, and it is necessary to continue to support and encourage scientific research and development. Let us celebrate this day by recognizing the contribution of Indian scientists and inspiring future generations to pursue a career in science.