National Science Day is celebrated every year in India on 28 February with the aim of creating awareness and creating scientific temper in the society about the benefits of science. National Science Day is celebrated every year under the aegis of National Council of Science and Technology and Ministry of Science and Technology.
National Science Day is celebrated only because of the discovery of Raman Effect. This discovery was announced on 28 February 1928 by the Indian scientist Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman (Sir Chandrasekhar Venkataraman). Sir Chandrasekhar Venkataraman was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930 for this discovery. The purpose of celebrating National Science Day is to attract students towards science. Also, science has to be made available to the general public. We all know that the development happening in today’s date is possible only because of science. Citizens can achieve technology and heights through science. On this day scientific thinking has to be spread all over India, as well as to bring awareness in the society about the benefits of science and to inculcate scientific thinking among the people.
On the day of National Science Day, programs related to scientific activities are organized in all science institutions like laboratories, academies, schools, colleges etc. People who contribute in the field of science are honored with national and other awards and special awards are also given to increase the popularity of science.