ABOUT NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY
National Science Day is celebrated all over in India with great enthusiasm on 28th of february every year to commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect ( it involved vibrational energy being gained by a molecule as incident photons from a visible laser are shifted to lower energy.) in India.
The inventor of Raman Effect is the great indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman . He was awarded and honoured with the Nobel Prize in physics in the year 1930 for his great success in the field of science.
HISTORY BEHIND SCIENCE DAY
National science day is observed by India. In 1986 The National Council for Science and Technology Communication ( NCSTC) asked the government of India to declare the National Science Day on February 28.
In 1987 NCSTC declared the institution of national science to recognised C. V. Raman for the best effort in the field of science for communication and similar.
ABOUT RAMAN EFFECT
Raman Effect is a change in the wavelength of light ,can be seen when a light transmit is deflected by molecules. When a broadcast of light crosses a dust-free, transparent sample of a chemical compound, a small bit of the light emerges in directions other than that of the event broadcast.
The Raman effect was declared a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society in recognition of its significance as a survey for the composition of liquids, gases, and solids.
ABOUT SIR CHANDRASEKHAR VENKATA RAMAN
Sir chandrasekhara venkata raman was an indian physicist who has a bigger hand for invented raman effect is a light scattering. He was born on 07 november 1888 in Thiruvanikoil, a neighborhood city of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, India.
He was formerly known as C. V. Raman. He is highly educated with presidency college and has been honoured with many awards such as Bharat Ratna, Nobel Prize in physics, Hughes Medal, Lenin Peace Prize, Franklin Medal, and many more.
His parent’s R. Chandrasekhar lyer and parvathi ammal and spouse Lokasundari Ammal. C.V. Raman is known for his research of Raman effect and has done work in many science institutions.
THEME OF NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY IN DIFFERENT YEARS
- In 1999 the theme was “Our Changing Earth”.
- In 2000 the theme was “Recreating Interest in Basic Science”.
- In 2001 the theme was “Information Technology for Science Education”.
- In 2002 the theme was “Wealth From Waste”.
- In 2003 the theme was “50 years of DNA and 25 years of In Vitro Fertilization – The Blueprint of Life”.
- In 2004 the theme was “Encouraging Scientific Awareness in Community”.
- In 2005 the theme was “Celebrating Physics”.
- In 2006 the theme was “Nurture Nature for our future”.
- In 2007 the theme was “More Crop Per Drop”.
- In 2008 the theme was “Understanding the Planet Earth”.
- In 2009 the theme was “Expanding Horizons of Science”.
- In 2010 the theme was “Gender Equity, Science & Technology for Sustainable Development”.
- In 2011 the theme was “Chemistry in Daily Life”.
- In 2012 the theme was “Clean Energy Options and Nuclear Safety”.
- In 2013 the theme was “Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security”.
- In 2014 the theme was “Fostering Scientific Temper”.
- In 2015 the theme was “Science for Nation Building”.
- In 2016 the theme was “Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation”.
- In 2017 the theme was “Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons”.
- In 2018 the theme was “Science and Technology for a sustainable future.”
- In 2019 is “Science for the People, and the People for Science”.
- In 2020 is “Women in Science
IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY
National science day is a day to recognise the efforts of a great physicist who has given us the Raman effect a wavelength of light on 28 february,1928. All over the country celebrated the national science day.
In this modern era, people have bounded with the technology of science. Many things invented by science which are used in our daily life or become an important part of our lives.
As there is a saying that “one invention of science can change the world forever. So we all know very well that science has given us to a lot of things and technologies since 16th century ie. the computer, the steam engine, printing press, internet, the light bulb, penicillin, electricity, vaccines ,good anti- cancer drugs, automobiles, and many more.
Because of the technology of science, life has become easier and simpler for humans. Science is having a major influence on our daily life. India has an important role for contributing to the scientific world from the ancient time. The scientists make it possible with their research and the upgradation of technologies.
CELEBRATIONS OF NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY
National science day is not an official holiday declared by the government of india. It is a day celebrated by schools, colleges, universities and other academic, scientific, technical, medical and research institutions.
- On this day a function has been organised in schools, colleges and universities for the national science day.
- Many public places are also included for celebrating the national science day with speeches on radio ,television, science movies etc.
- science exhibitions based on themes and concepts, watching the night sky, live projects, research demonstrations, debates, quiz competitions, lectures, science model exhibitions, and many more activities will be held for the celebration of national science day.
OBJECTS OF NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY
More than just a celebration, the government has a specific reason for observing a day for science. Here are some of them mentioned below ;-
- This is a day for Spreading a message about the Importance of science used in the daily life of the people.
- Display all the activities, efforts, and achievements in the field of science for human welfare.
- Discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for development in the field of science.
- Give an opportunity to the scientific-minded citizens in the country.
- Encourage people as well as popularize science and technology.
ADVANTAGE OF SCIENCE
- It will make our life easier.
- It helps us organize our daily activities.
- This helps our work to be done faster.
- It helps us to communicate more easily with others.
- This helps us to better know and understand other cultures and societies.
NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY RELATED QUIZ AND ANSWERS
- Who is the father of science ?
Galileo Galilei – Biography of the Father of Science.
- Who is the mother of science ?
Philosophy is considered as the mother of science.
- Who named science ?
Philosopher William Whewell.
- Who is the queen of science ?
In the early 19th century, the noted German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss called mathematics the “queen of the sciences” because it was so successful at uncovering the nature of physical reality.
- What is the full name of science?
“Systematic, comprehensive, investigation” and “exploration of natural, causes and effect” is the full form of Science.
We all depend on science and its technologies. So we have to encourage the more scientific minded personality wherever we seen in our area.