About National Science Day & famous Quotes

National Science Day is celebrated every year on February 28. National Science Day is celebrated to commemorate discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’, which led to Indian scientist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman or CV Raman winning the Noble Prize in Physics in 1930. In simple terms, Raman Effect is the change in wavelength of light when a beam is deflected by molecules, in the laboratory of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata.

What is Raman Effect?

In simple terms, the Raman Effect states that when a wave of light comes out of a liquid, some part of this light wave is scattered in a direction that is different from the direction of the incoming light wave. His research shows why the color of seawater looks blue. Raman Effect is about the flexible distribution of photon particles.

National Science Day: Top Things Students Should Know About The Day

  • The first National Science Day was celebrated on February 28, 1987.
  • In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the Government of India to pronounce February 28 as National Science Day, for which the then Government accepted and declared the day as National Science Day.
  • The basic objective of celebration of National Science Day is to propagate the message of importance of science and its application among the people.
  • National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) of Department of Science & Technology (DST) is nodal agency to support catalyze and coordinate celebration of the National Science Day throughout the country, particularly in scientific institutions & research laboratories.
  • DST instituted National Awards in 1987 to stimulate, encourage and recognize outstanding efforts in the area of science popularization&communication and in promoting scientific temper. The award consists of Rs.2,00,000/- (Rupees two lakh), a memento and a citation. All the other National Awards consists of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh), a memento and a citation
  • According to the academy citation, the Nobel Prize in Physics 1930 was awarded to Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman “for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him”.
  • In 2013, the American Chemical Society designated the ‘Raman Effect’ as an International Historic Chemical Landmark.

Marking of discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian scientist Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman, that was done on February 28, 1928.

Themes for National Science Day

Below you will find the theme of National Science Day for the current and past few years.

  • 2020: Women in Science
  • 2019: Science for the People, and the People for Science
  • 2018: Science and Technology for a sustainable future
  • 2017: Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons
  • 2016: Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation

National Science Day Quotes

  1. “Science is not only a disciple of reason but also one of romance and passion.” – Stephen Hawking
  2. “Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  3. “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…'” – Isaac Asimov
  4. “Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” – Louis Pasteur
  5. “The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” – William Lawrence Bragg
  6. “Science is the poetry of reality.” – Richard Dawkins
  7. “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
  8. “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” – Carl Sagan
  9. “The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” – Thomas Berger
  10. “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant
  11. “Science is simply common sense at its best.” – Thomas Huxley
  12. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Stephen Hawking
  13. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” – Albert Einstein
  14. “Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” – Jules Verne
  15. “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” – Albert Einstein
  16. “The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers; he’s one who asks the right questions.” – Claude Lévi-Strauss
  17. “Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.” – Adam Smith
  18. “Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable.” – Brian Greene
  19. “Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back.” – Bill Nye
  20. “Science is the great adventure of mankind, and it is open to anyone who has the courage to explore it.” – Freeman Dyson

National Science Day Messages

  1. “On National Science Day, let’s celebrate the spirit of inquiry and discovery that drives human progress forward.”
  2. “Science is not just a subject, it’s a way of thinking. Happy National Science Day!”
  3. “Today, let’s honor the scientists who have dedicated their lives to expanding our understanding of the world around us. Happy National Science Day!”
  4. “National Science Day is a reminder of the power of curiosity and the importance of scientific exploration in shaping our future.”
  5. “Science knows no boundaries. Let’s work together to harness its power for the betterment of humanity. Happy National Science Day!”
  6. “From the depths of the ocean to the vastness of space, science continues to unveil the mysteries of the universe. Happy National Science Day!”
  7. “On National Science Day, let’s inspire the next generation of scientists and innovators to dream big and reach for the stars.”
  8. “Science has the power to change the world for the better. Let’s celebrate its achievements and continue to support scientific research. Happy National Science Day!”
  9. “National Science Day is a celebration of human ingenuity and the relentless pursuit of knowledge.”
  10. “Let’s take a moment to appreciate the wonders of science and the incredible advancements it has brought to our lives. Happy National Science Day!”
  11. “Today, we honor the groundbreaking discoveries that have shaped our understanding of the world. Happy National Science Day!”
  12. “Science has the power to transform lives and build a brighter future for all. Happy National Science Day!”
  13. “On National Science Day, let’s recognize the importance of evidence-based decision-making in solving the challenges facing our planet.”
  14. “From the smallest particles to the furthest galaxies, science reveals the beauty and complexity of the universe. Happy National Science Day!”
  15. “National Science Day is a celebration of human curiosity and the quest for knowledge that drives scientific discovery.”
  16. “Let’s celebrate the scientists who work tirelessly to unravel the mysteries of the natural world. Happy National Science Day!”
  17. “Science has the power to inspire, to educate, and to change lives. Happy National Science Day!”
  18. “Today, let’s honor the scientists who have dedicated their lives to pushing the boundaries of human understanding. Happy National Science Day!”
  19. “National Science Day is a reminder of the importance of investing in scientific research and education for the benefit of future generations.”
  20. “On National Science Day, let’s reaffirm our commitment to supporting scientific inquiry and promoting evidence-based decision-making in all aspects of life.”

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