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India celebrates National Science Day on 28th February 2018- Theme, History, Details



India celebrates National Science Day on 28th February 2018 - Theme, History, Details

India is celebrating National Science Day on 28th February 2018. It is observed every year on 28th February, across the country to mark the remarkable discovery of the Raman Effect.

Raman Effect was discovered by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on 28th February 1928. For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

The National Science Day was marked for the first time on 28 February 1987, introduced by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC)  in the honor of Sir C.V. Raman historical discovery and to pay tribute to the great scientist.

The National Science Day main objective is to celebrate and spread the message about the importance of science used in the daily life of the people and popularise science and technology.

The National Science Day also provides an opportunity to the scientific-minded citizens in the country to showcase their work in organized shows.

On National Science Day students demonstrate several science projects. A national and state science institution exhibits their latest researches etc.

The theme of the National Science Day-2018 is "Science and Technology for a sustainable future”.

Raman Effect is the inelastic scattering of a photon by molecules which are excited to higher vibrational or rotational energy levels.


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