On February 28, India will commemorate National Science Day, which commemorates the invention of the game-changing Raman Effect by scientist CV Raman in 1928. In 1930, Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his groundbreaking discovery.
In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication requested that February 28 be designated as National Science Day. The proposal was accepted by the government, and the inaugural National Science Day was held on February 28, 1987.
The goal of National Science Day is to inspire Indian youngsters to become more interested in science and to appreciate its significance. On this day, kids from all around the country compete in state and national competitions to show off their science projects and inventions.
This year, the National Science Day 2022 will have ‘Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future’ as its theme.
Raman Scattering, also known as the Raman Effect, is a spectroscopic phenomenon that Raman discovered while working at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Kolkata. Raman Effect describes how the wavelength of light scatters when deflected on a particular object.
This was a significant breakthrough that laid the door for a number of future scientific breakthroughs. National Science Day honours the legendary physicist and encourages young Indians to follow in his footsteps.