National Science Day

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National Science Day in India in 2024
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Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Science Day in India.

Every year on February 28th, people across India celebrate National Science Day to mark the contribution of scientists towards the development of the country. 

The National Council for Science & Technology asked the government of India in 1986 to designate February 28 as National Science Day. Since 1987, National Science Day is celebrated across the country.

The date commemorates the discovery of the Raman Effect by prominent physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. Back in 1930, sir CV Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize for Raman Effect.

Raman Effects refers to the phenomenon in spectroscopy discovered by Noble Prize-winning Physicist. Sir CV Raman discovered the effect while working in the laboratory of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata.

The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work, and not equipment. When I got my Nobel Prize, I had spent hardly 200 rupees on my equipment.

C.V. Ramen

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