Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has released the theme of National Science Day 2023. This year the theme is Global Science for Global Wellbeing. This year’s theme highlights India’s emerging global role and rising visibility in the international arena.
The theme is perfectly in sync with India assuming the Presidency of G-20, where the country intends to become the voice of the global south that is the developing countries of Asia, Africa and South America.
National Science Day or Rashtriya Vigyan Divas is a famous annual event in India, celebrated on February 28th to commemorate the world famous discovery by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman. The discovery popularly known as Raman Effect ( a phenomenon in spectroscopy) was made on February 28th in 1928. It was for this discovery that C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930.
- Global Science for Global Wellbeing theme has been chosen for the purpose of raising public appreciation of the scientific issues in global context which is having a bearing upon global wellbeing.
- It also coincides with India’s assumption of the presidency of the G20, where it will become the voice of the Global South, comprising developing countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.
- In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the Government of India to declare February 28 as National Science Day.
- Since 1987, India has been celebrating this day as National Science Day to pay tribute to the great scientist.
Objectives of Celebrating National Science Day
Following are the objectives of celebrating National Science Day:
National Science Day is celebrated
- to spread a message about the importance of science used in the daily life of the people.
- to display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare.
- to discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for the development in the field of science.
- to give an opportunity to the scientific minded citizens in India.
- to encourage the people as well as popularize science and technology.