Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his greetings to the Indian scientists on the National Science Day 2020. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi shared the video of his speech during the 107th session of the Indian Science Congress in Karnataka. The day is celebrated to mark the discovery of Indian physicist C V Raman.
While sharing the video PM Modi said that the Government of India was making various efforts to create a better environment for the research and innovation in the country. He added that he spoke about aspects related to the science during the Indian Science Congress in Karnataka earlier this year.
In another tweet, PM Modi stated that the National Science Day was an occasion to salute the talent and tenacity of Indian scientists. Their innovation and pioneering research have helped the nation and the world, he added. Concluding his greetings, PM Modi prayed that may the Indian science continue to thrive and may the young minds develop greater curiosity towards the field of science.
Why National Science Day is celebrated?
National Science Day is celebrated every year on February 28 to mark the discovery of the “Raman effect” by an Indian physicist C V Raman on February 28, 1928. Raman was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his discovery. It was also celebrated to discuss the efforts and achievements in the field of science for the welfare of humans. Also, it gives an opportunity to people who are scientific-minded and encourages them towards science.
Who said what?
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in a tweet: “From secrets of the universe to ancient monuments, the world around us can be unraveled & understood best by science. On National Science Day, greetings to all the scientists and science enthusiasts in their quest to invent, innovate and contribute towards nation-building.”
Meanwhile, Ajit Pawar took to Twitter and wrote: “The art of Science is unraveled by few but its fruits are enjoyed by all. On this National Science Day, celebrating the contribution of scientific minds towards building our nation!”
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said in a tweet: “The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work and not equipment. On National Science Day, I bow to the great Indian Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner & Bharat Ratna C.V Raman for discovering the ‘Raman Effect’. We are indebted for your contribution!”
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot wrote: “Greetings on the occasion of National Science Day, which is an occasion to salute achievements of our scientists & to commit to encouraging innovative research in the field of Science. We need to inculcate scientific temper & curiosity to explore nature’s wonders in our younger generation.”