National Science Day: 28 February

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National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February in honour of India's great physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.

An overview of the news

Theme of the National Science Day:

  • The main theme of National Science Day for the year 2023 has been declared by the Department of Science and Technology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology as 'Global Science for Global Wellbeing'.

  • The theme reflects India's emerging global role and growing reach in the international arena.


  • To create a positive scientific research culture by promoting scientific consciousness among people with scientific temper.

Beginning of National Science Day:

  • Celebration of National Science Day started from 28 February 1987.

  • The discovery of the popular 'Raman Effect' by CV Raman, one of the country's physicists, was confirmed on 28 February 1928, after which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930, two years later.

  • To celebrate this achievement, the Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Government of India, had advised to celebrate February 28 as National Science Day.

  • World Science Day is observed on 10 November; Theme of World Science Day 2022: Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.

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