National Science Day 2022: India celebrates National Science Day every year on February 28 to honor CV Raman. Find out why this day is so important.
The Indian National Science Day is celebrated on February 28 every year to honor the work of Indian physicist CV Raman in the field of light scattering. Raman became one of the greatest scientists in history, and his life has served as an inspiration to millions. He is considered one of the greatest scientists and an inspiration to millions.
Even in his learning days, CV Raman was quite popular; he was a top student at school and university. He has made some notable contributions to acoustics and optics. Initially, Raman was appointed as the Palit Professor of Physics at the Rajabazar Science College in 1917.
Why Is National Science Day Celebrated On February 28?
In India, the National Science Day is celebrated every year to commemorate Raman’s discovery of the Raman effect, which was also recognized with the Nobel Prize in physics in 1930. After seeing the blue colour of the Mediterranean Sea during his trip to Europe in 1921, Raman became intrigued, leading him to conduct various experiments with transparent surfaces, ice blocks, and light.
When light passed through ice cubes, Raman observed a change in wavelength. Soon after, he announced his discovery to the world, and a new phenomenon was born. In the world of science, Raman’s work was quite valuable. As a result of a request from the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), February 28 became National Science Day (NSD). CV Raman is still remembered for his remarkable discovery. He died in 1970 at the age of 82.
Theme Of NSD 2022
Every year, National Science Day is celebrated under various themes, and this year’s National Science Day 2022 is “Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future.” On this various programmes related to science will be held all across the nation in educational institutes, schools, and colleges that include things like public speeches, radio broadcasts, science exhibitions, debates, quiz competitions, and so on.
Let us know the special things of this day with the help of questions and answers given below—
When Was The Raman Effect Discovered?
Raman Effect was discovered by the great scientist C.V. Raman on February 28, 1928.
What Is Raman Effect?
Raman Effect states that when a wave of light emerges from a material, some part of this light wave is scattered in a direction which is different from the direction of the incoming light wave. The blue color of sea water and sky is due to this reason.
In Which Year Was The Request Made To Declare 28 February As National Science Day?
The National Council for Science and Technical Communication (NCSTC) requested the Government of India to declare 28 February as National Science Day in 1986. The government agreed and declared 28 February National Science Day.
What Is The Main Objective Of National Science Day?
The basic objective of National Science Day is to create awareness among the people about the importance and use of science.
When Was The First National Science Day Celebrated?
Science Day was celebrated for the first time on 28 February 1987.
What Is The Theme Of National Science Day For The Year 2020?
The year 2020 is dedicated to the contribution of women in the field of science. That is why the theme of National Science Day 2020 is ‘Women in the world of science’.
Who Organizes National Science Day Programs?
The National Council for Science and Technology Communication of the Department of Science and Technology has been designated as the nodal agency for coordinating the organization and organization of National Science Day across the country.