10 things students should know about National Science Day

Some unknown facts about National Science Day.

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BY A STAFF REPORTER: Science and technology play a major role in improving and making people's lives better and comfortable. From the use of modern technology in agriculture to robotics, people have now made everything possible with the help of science. For this reason, science is respected in every corner of the world. But do you know who are the masterminds behind these blessings? Many great scientists of the world have contributed their entire lives for research along with India. We all know that we celebrate National Science Day on the 28th of February. But there are ten things you should know when it comes to being a student. Let us explore all the points about this special day. 


10 things students must know:

  1. C.V Raman was exceptional in his studies; he passed his 10th at only 11 years of age, post which he passed the Intermediate-level of exam and joined the Presidency College in 1902.
  2. In 1986, the Government of India declared February 28 as National Science Day. The Government accepted and declared the day as the same.
  3. The primary objective ofcelebrating this day is to spread the importance of Science and its application worldwide.
  4. Do you know when science day was celebrated? It’s on February 28, 1987.
  5. But you will be surprised to know that the theme of National Science Day 2018, which was “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”, has been chosen to raise public appreciation of the scientific issues involved.
  6. Do you know what the National Council for Science & Technology Communication of the Department of Science & Technology (DST) is for? It’s the nodal agency to support, catalyze, and coordinate such celebrations throughout the country, particularly in scientific institutions & research laboratories.
  7. DST started National Awards in 1987 to stimulate, encourage, and recognize outstanding efforts in science popularization communication and promote scientific temper.
  8. Sir CV Raman, who received the highest civilian award from his home country, the Bharat Ratna, in 1954, began his experiments for studying the scattering of light. His journey started when he, for the first time, introduced the Raman Spectroscopy for observing the vibrational and other low-frequency modes in a system. This is commonly used in chemical laboratories and serves as the ‘fingerprint’ for the substance from which the light is scattered.
  9. According to the academy citation, the Nobel Prize in Physics 1930 was awarded to C.V Raman for his work on light scattering. And finally, the discovery of the effect is named after him. This scattering phenomenon was later termed as ‘Raman scattering’ or the ‘Raman effect.’
  10. The National Award for Women Development for 2017 is also being conferred on NSD on Socio-Cultural Development Centre, Odisha.