National Science Day is celebrated each year in the memory of Dr CV Raman in India on 28 February. The discovery of ‘The Raman Effect’ by Dr CV Raman in 1928. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Physics to discover the Raman Effect.
The purpose of celebrating this day is to spread the message about the importance of science and technology in everyday life.
Every year, National Science Day is celebrated with a different theme. The theme of 2022 is ‘Integrated approach in science and technology for a sustainable future‘.
The theme was launched by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, who specifically mentioned that the purpose behind selecting this theme was to raise public appreciation and awareness about the scientific issues. He also noted that important scientific days like the National Science Day should be one-day events and should be celebrated regularly.
The theme for National Science Day 2022 focuses on the need to work in an integrated manner and coordinate for integrated, theme-based projects. It also involves giving away several prizes and awards for excellent work done in the field of science and technology.
Ramana Prasad, who is a globally renowned entrepreneur, educationist, and the chairman of AI School of India mentioned, “National Science Day, which is held every year in India is important to foster the scientific spirit not only in the adults, but also young children in schools, colleges, and universities in India. Towards achieving this objective, AI School of India conducts science-related workshops, contests, and quizzes for the students throughout the year to motivate the students in the field of science.”
Ramana Prasad also quoted that “Science means power to the people and for the people”. Science enables people to ‘Share, Learn, and Improve’.
The theme empowers various institutions to collaborate, grow, and work for a common cause, The Welfare of Humans and Nature.” Ramana Prasad mentions that data science and artificial intelligence will dominate the future. His message to Indian students is a strong foundation in data science, and artificial intelligence will prepare them to become innovators and global leaders.