Every year February 28 is celebrated as National Science Day. The National Science Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the ‘Raman Effect’ by the physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman, popularly known as CV Raman. He won the 1930 Nobel Prize for giving the theory of Raman Effect. Born in Tamil Nadu (then Madras Province) he was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1954 for his contribution in science, especially Physics. Science Day is celebrated to spread awareness about the importance of science and its application in the daily life of the people.
In 1986 the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the Central Government to celebrate February 28 as National Science Day. The first National Science Day was then celebrated on February 28, 1987.
This year the theme for the National Science Day is Science for the People and People for the Science. Last year, the theme for the NSD was Science and Technology for a sustainable future.
Science is a part of everyone’s daily life. Science is very important in one’s life.