National Science Day - India celebrates National Science Day to commemorate Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman’s scientific discovery, the Raman Effect
National Science Day is celebrated to spread the message about the importance of science in people's daily lives. Demonstrate all activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare. The festival is celebrated to discuss all the issues for the development of science and to apply new technologies. To give opportunity to the scientifically minded citizens of India. Promoting people and popularizing science and technology.
In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the Government of India to designate February 28 as National Science Day. The event is now celebrated in schools, colleges, universities and other educational, scientific, technical, medical and research institutes all over India. On the occasion of the first NSD (National Science Day) (February 26, 2020) NCSTC announced the National Science Popularity Awards for recognition of outstanding efforts in the field of science and communication. National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February every year in India. The festival includes public speeches, radio, TV, science films, science exhibitions based on themes and concepts, debates, quiz competitions, lectures, science model exhibitions and many more.
Parks will open doors to organizations, in an effort to develop research, to demonstrate research. With a view to commemorating the scientific achievements of the past and paving the way for many others, various scientific research institutes will open their doors to students and the general public on the occasion of National Science Day celebrations on 28th February. Among them, the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune has organized an open day every year from 10 am onwards with science exhibitions, lecture demonstrations and screenings of science films. This year, the institute has organized a special interaction on the Saraswati Supercluster, the discovery of which IUCAA scientists recently brought the institute on the international radar.
Other highlights at their Science Park include a presentation of science toys by students and an exhibition by astronomers on space station and telescope building. Also, for the general public, the IUCAA is conducting sky viewing and telescope viewing sessions on their campus from 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Similarly, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) will also keep open day from 10 am to 5 pm. "Open Day is an attempt to showcase research and enable them to see what scientists at IITM are doing. During this period, visitors will be taken on guided tours to various laboratories and facilities of IITM and will have the opportunity to interact with the relevant scientists, ”the organization said in a notification.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, will also open their laboratories to the public and hold special sessions on Wednesday.
The Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) of the Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS), another leading institute dedicated to basic science research, will be hosting a science exhibition this day, which will feature various interesting projects for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 9.30am to 5pm.
On the one hand, the display will include fossils, hybrid crops, medicinal plants, on the other hand, new advances such as mobile applications using nanotechnology to measure hemoglobin in the blood, methods for detecting viral infections in shrimp, and more.
The competition on 'Innovative Ideas in Biological Research' will start at 10 am at the National Center for Cell Sciences (NCCS). Deccan College Vice-Chancellor Vasant Shinde's lectures on 'The Origin and Relevance of Ancient Indian Science and Technology' and the founder of the Bengaluru-based Science Gallery on 'Creating a Place for Engagement in Science'. , Janhvi Phalke.
Further, to make science accessible and accessible to people of all ages, Muktangan Exploratory Science Center has organized an inter-school competition called 'Young Explorer Project Competition' in which more than 60 projects from 30 schools in Pune participated.
The exhibition, which will start at 11 am on February 27, will feature all the projects and will end on February 28 with the award ceremony at the hands of Samarendra Kumar, Director, National Museum of Science (NCSM). It is in addition to the Exploratory Hub, which will be inaugurated on Wednesday by IUCAA Director Somak Raichaudhary and eminent scientist and Padma Bhushan recipient Jyeshtaraj Joshi.