National Science Day
Post by RK News on Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Every year, National Science Day is celebrated in Indian on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by world renowned Indian Scientist and Physicist Sir C. V Raman. This year the theme of the day is “Global Science for Global Wellbeing”. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to highlight the importance of science in our lives. It is a fact that human capacity to work and perform is immense. Entire human civilization is a standing testimony to the immeasurable capacity of mankind to explore new fields and leave behind marks of excellence everywhere. The journey that started from man being a nomad has reached a stage where technology shapes the order of the day. In making life comfortable and prosperous science played the pivotal role. The spirit of knowing and exploring the nature helped man conquer new heights. It is the knowledge of science and technology that changed the face of the world. The importance of science is beyond contention. Scientific learning and technology has brought radical changes in our day to day lives. The usual exercise, selected subject experts who keep on describing some intelligent equations and numerics on a projector to an audience that gets bored after 15 minutes only, is lame. It is simpler things and to a bigger audience with good intentions that some should learn to make this place a better place that would serve the real purpose. The need of the hour is to realize the importance of science and for that matter concrete steps are needed to enhance the scientific temper of youth. This can be done by organizing science talent promotion scholarship programmes at state and national level. These kinds of programmes will prove helpful and will go a long way in promoting scientific temper and honing the skills of those who are into various disciplines that come under the overarching title of science. It is through such programmes that we can identify and encourage those who pursue various branches of science very seriously. However, these programmes aren’t only to be organized at state and national level but at the grassroots level. All the primary, middle, secondary, and higher secondary level schools, across the UT, should organize science talent hunt programmes which can expose the students to different branches of knowledge. Beyond these programme we need to shape our system of education in a way that provokes the intellectual and inquisitive element of our students. If teachers can really help unleash the potential of our students we can revolutionize the entire system of education, and can make strides in the field of science and technology.