National Science Day is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm on February 28th every year to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by the Indian physicist, Dr Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on the same day in the year 1928. National Science Day is celebrated as one of the prominent science festivals in India every year, during which students of various schools and colleges demonstrate motley of science projects, and National and State Science Institutions exhibit their latest research.
To commemorate and honour this event in the future, The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) in the year 1986 asked the existing Indian government to designate February 28th as a National Science Day in India.
In the spirit of this day, SPACE conducts various science-related activities with public, school and college students. We have successfully organized various programs such as Astronomy fairs and competitions with the objective to create enthusiasm among people and to inculcate scientific temper among the masses.
National Science Day is being celebrated every year to widely spread a message about the significance of scientific applications in the daily life of the people.
To commemorate the National Science Day to communicate Science on the announced theme for the year 2020, ‘Women in Science’.
The objective to celebrate National Science Day is to display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare in this field. Also, to discuss all the issues and to implement new technologies for the development of science. To give an opportunity to the scientific-minded citizens of the country and to encourage the people as well as popularize Science and Technology.
National Science Day has been celebrated by SPACE at many locations:
- Science outreach has been conducted at popular locations
- SPACE has conducted Heritage Walk with Archaelogical Survey of India at Jantar Mantar
- Science Activities were conducted at public event ‘Raahgiri’ where the public participated with great enthusiasm.
- SPACE India To Teach Astronomy To Specially-Abled – The Business Standard, February 27, 2017.
- SPACE India celebrating National Science day with Specially-Abled – Jansatta, February 27, 2017.
- SPACE India to teach Astronomy – Daily Post, February 28, 2017.
- SPACE India celebrating National Science day – Punjab Tribune, February 28, 2017.
- SPACE India to teach Astronomy to Specially-Abled – Patrika, February 27, 2017.
- SPACE India to teach Astronomy to Specially-Abled – Zee News, February 27, 2017.
- Dabkar, Gujarat, March 1, 2017.
- Divya Bhaskar, Surat, March 1, 2017.
- Gujarat Samachar, March 1, 2017.
- Rajasthan Patrika, February 28, 2017.