Marking of discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian scientist Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman was done on February 28, 1928. On 28 February, National Science Day is celebrated to mark the discovery of the “Raman Effect”.
Sir Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for this important discovery.
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National Science Day Quotes
“In the History of Science, We Often Find That the Study of Some Natural Phenomenon Has Been the Starting Point in the Development of a New Branch of Knowledge.” – C. V. Raman
“Two Things Are Infinite: The Universe and Human Stupidity; and I’m Not Sure About the Universe.” – Albert Einstein
“It Stands to the Everlasting Credit of Science That by Acting on the Human Mind It Has Overcome Man’s Insecurity Before Himself and Before Nature.” Albert Einstein
“There Is No Law Except the Law That There Is No Law.” – John Archibald Wheeler
“If You Believe in Science, Like I Do, You Believe That There Are Certain Laws That Are Always Obeyed.” – Stephen Hawking
“Science is not only a disciple of reason but also one of romance and passion” – Stephen Hawking
“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated” – Rosalind Franklin
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less” – Marie Curie
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” ― Isaac Asimov
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality” – Carl Sagan
“Science is nothing but perception” – Plato
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
National Science Day Messages
“Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done.”
“People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.”
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
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
Purpose of the celebration of NSD?
The purpose of the celebration of National Science Day is to spread a message about the importance of science & its applications in day-to-day life. Many leading science and technology institutions in India celebrate National Science Day on a major scale.