National Science Day is celebrated across the country on 28th February. Have you ever wondered why Science Day is celebrated on 28th February? If so, today we are going to give you information about this. Here are some important things to know about National Science Day...
National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28th February every year in India since 1986. Professor C. V. Raman made a wonderful scientific discovery on the same day in 1928, which is very famous as a Raman effect. On 28th February 1930, this discovery of Dr. Raman came to the fore, so 28th February is celebrated as Science Day. Raman was also honored with the Nobel Prize in 1930 for this work.
What is the basic purpose of Science Day?
The basic objective of National Science Day is to arouse interest in science among students. To motivate them for new experiments in the field of science and to explain the achievements of science and scientists. A number of programs are organized in laboratory, Academy of Sciences, Institute of Science, schools, colleges, and training institutes on the day of National Science Day across the country.
Who was C.V. Raman?
A physical scientist and Nobel laureate C.V. Raman is one of the great scientists of India. He discovered the scattering of light and the Raman effect. Raman was a source of inspiration not only for Indians but also for the people of the whole world. His inventions were not confined to physics alone, but they also contributed to many other areas. Which also includes biology, medicine, astronomy, and telecommunications.
What is the Raman effect?
Dr. Raman discovered the Raman effect. In Raman effect, single wave monochromatic rays, when a transparent medium passes through the gas, liquid or solid-gas, it was discovered that the rays of very weak intensity are also present at a stable difference, apart from the rays of the original light. These rays are also called Raman-Kiran.
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