National Science day is commemorated on 27th February every year with an aim to acknowledge the efforts of the great scientist and Nobel laurette C.V. Raman, whose discoveries have paved a way for the future aspirants to rebuild once again with a different mindset and with a distinctive technology.
Unfortunately, the world has been trapped in a vicious circle of this deadly virus where we have witnessed how miserably the technology has failed to detect the remains of the covid19.
However, no evidence has been found to affirm the virus, yet we have come this far that our scientists are working day and night to get its cure in hand.
The latest example is of Oxford Astrazeneca, and then the Serum Institute of India as they have worked together to formulate the vaccine.
To honour the National Science day, let’s throw a light on some greatest achievements
Developed a satellite for domestic communication
The Indian National Satellite System or the INSAT is India’s very own domestic communication satellite. India is one of the only few countries to have such a satellite. It is an extraordinary achievement and places us in a position with some very developed nations.
Launched a Nuclear Submarine
India secured a spot among the only five nations to have launched a nuclear submarine by the name INS Arihant. This is India’s first step towards establishing a dominant position in all three domains. INS Arihant is a 5,000 Km range Submarine.
It is quite an interesting fact to know that India is one of the greatest hubs for Information Technology services. A report showed that out of the top 20 best Information Technology companies in the world, 5 companies are Indian companies.
Captivated solar energy
India’s commitment to using renewable sources of energy is fairly new. This however does not mean that we have not endeavoured to equip ourselves with the setup to utilise renewable sources of energy such as solar power.
Themes for National Science Day since 1999
1999: Our Changing Earth
2000: Recreating Interest in Basic Science
2001: Information Technology for Science Education
2002: Wealth From Waste
2003: 25 years of IVF and 50 years of DNA
2004: Encouraging Scientific Awareness in Community
2005: Celebrating Physics
2006: Nurture Nature for our future
2007: More Crop Per Drop
2008: Understanding the Planet Earth
2009: Expanding Horizons of Science
2010: Science & Technology for Sustainable Development
2011: Chemistry in Daily Life
2012: Clean Energy Options and Nuclear Safety
2013: Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security
2014: Fostering Scientific Temper
2015: Science for Nation Building
2016: Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation
2017: Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons
2018: Science and Technology for a sustainable future
2019: Science for People, and People for Science