National Science Day 2022: Know history, significance, theme and why the day is celebrated

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National Science Day is celebrated in India every year on 28 February to recognise the contributions of the scientists towards the development of the nation.

National Science Day 2022: Theme

‘Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future’

This year, the theme of the National Science Day is said to be ‘Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future’. The theme of the day changes each year in order to highlight a different facet of the society. In 2021, the theme of National Science Day was ‘The Future of STI’.

The day commemorates eminent scientist CV Raman’s 1928 invention, ‘Raman Effect’. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for this historic discovery.

National Science Day: History

The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), in 1986, asked the Government of India to announce February 28 as National Science Day. The government accepted and declared the day as National Science Day. The first National Science Day was celebrated on February 28, 1987.

National Science Day: Significance

National Science Day is celebrated to raise awareness on the importance of science. Educational institutions celebrate National Science Day by organising public speeches, radio, TV, science movies, science exhibitions on themes and concepts, debates, quiz competitions, lectures and science model exhibitions.

National Science Day 2022: Celebrations

The day is marked with students from various schools, colleges and institutes presenting their most recent research findings. Science exhibitions, radio and TV discussion shows, scientific movie exhibitions, research demonstrations, science model displays among other events are also conducted across the country to celebrate the day.

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