National Science Day: History and Theme For This Year

National Science Day is celebrated each year on February 28 in the nation to mark to recognise the contributions of scientists made towards the development of the country. 

National Science Day History

The day is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect. 

On February 28, 1928, Sir CV Raman discovered Raman Effect and this discovery helped him win the Nobel Prize in 1930. The first National Science Day was celebrated on February 28, 1987 after the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC)  in 1986, asked the Government to pronounce February 28 as National Science Day, for which the then Government accepted and declared the day as National Science Day.

Raman Effect

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
CV Raman

Raman Effect is the phenomenon in spectroscopy which was discovered by Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman while working in Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata’s laboratory.

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