National Science Day 2022, Important Days and Themes

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National Science Day (NSD)
National Science Day

All about National Science Day

Date: 28 February
• Each year in India National Science Day is celebrated on 28 February.

Also See Days and Themes 2021 -2022 

Event /Significance: Discovery of the Raman effect
National Science Day is celebrated to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928.

• For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

Theme of National Science Day 2022:  ‘Integrated Approach in S&T for Sustainable Future’
• Union Minister of State for Science and Technology (S&T) Dr Jitendra Singh  launched the theme of National Science Day (NSD) 2022- ‘Integrated  Approach in S&T for Sustainable Future’ and said the era of working Silos is over and all should join hands for integrated theme-based projects.

When was the day declared as National Science Day?
• In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) requested  the Government of India to celebrate 28 February as National Science Day.

• Government of India accepted and declared the day as National Science Day in 1986. The first National Science Day was celebrated on 28 February 1987.

•  On the occasion of the first National Science Day NCSTC announced the institution of the National Science Popularization awards for recognizing outstanding efforts in the area of science and communication.

Previous Year theme of National Science Day

• The theme of the year 2018: “Science and Technology for a sustainable future.”

• The theme of the year 2019 is “Science for the People, and the People for Science”

• The theme of the year 2020 is “Women in Science.”

• The theme of National Science Day 2021 ‘Future of STI: Impact on Education Skills and Work’.

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.

• It is celebrated 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.
• Encouraging people as well as popularizing science and technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: In India the National Science Day celebrated on _____?
Answer: 28 February

Question 2: What is the theme of National Science Day 2022?
Answer: Integrated Approach in S&T for Sustainable Future

Question 3: The National Science Day was celebrated to commemorate the discovery of ___?
Answer:  the ‘Raman Effect’,

Question 3: Raman Effect’ discovered by__?
Answer:  Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman

Question 4: Sir C. V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in which year?
Answer:  1930

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