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.