National Science Day being observed today


GUWAHATI: National Science Day is being observed today. The day is celebrated every year on 28th of February to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’. On this day, Physicist  CV Raman announced the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930.

The day is aimed at spreading the message of the importance of science and its application in human life.  The theme for National Science Day 2021 is  ‘Future of Science and Technology and Innovation: Impact on Education Skills and Work’. AIR correspondent reports that with a view to promote science and innovation,  the government will present the National Science Communication Awards today.  

These awards are presented every year on this day.  It was instituted in 1987 to encourage and recognize outstanding efforts in the area of science and technology and inculcating scientific temper among the masses.  

The  Government is implementing several schemes to encourage students and youth of the country towards the field of science and technology.

The “Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research ” is a major scheme in operation to attract, motivate, nurture and train meritorious students to study science subjects and opt careers in Research and Development.

In this year’s Union Budget, the Centre also announced the allocation of 50 thousand crore rupees over five years for the National Research Foundation to support researchers working across several streams of Science and Technology.