National science day was observed on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. This day provides a platform for young generation to understand the importance of science and its applications in their daily lives. It also gave a time to truly understand the role of science in driving innovation and progress in human civilization. This event was taking place throughout India at schools, colleges and other academic institutions. It is important to remember that the first National Science Day was celebrated on February 28, 1987.The theme for National Science Day 2023 is “Global Science for Global Wellbeing”.
CV RAMAN AND HIS CONTRIBUTION: Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was born on November 7, 1888, Trichinopoly, India. His work was influential in the growth of science in India, he carried out groundbreaking work in the field of light scattering, which earned him the Nobel Prize for physics in 1930. He discovered that when light transverses through a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes in wavelength. This phenomenon is subsequently known as Raman scattering result from Raman Effect. He also founded the prestigious Raman Research Institute at Bangalore. Sir C. V. Raman’s contribution to research and discovery not only provide hope and inspiration to future generations to pursue their goals but also a provide them the road map to achieve it.
SCIENCE: BOON OR BANE?
Pros- practical applications of sciences in the form of technologies have enable us to achieve some of the herculean tasks in human history. Some of the greatest minds have invented many things which make our life easier. Communication has become easily, affordable and Online education is a revolutionary milestone in the field of learning.
Cons- New scientific innovations sometimes are harmful for the society like recent Blue Whale game, Dark Net, etc. AI will grow further and affect people’s jobs. More robots, machines and great use of science and artificial intelligence are creating a dull society. Every single individual has a device in hand and their head bowed all the time in it. All these things are disturbing the social fabric of the society.
At last, we can only say that national science day provides a platform for scientists and researchers to showcase their work and inspire the younger generation to take up science and contribute to the development of the country. This day encourages us to inculcate scientific temper as mentioned in the constitution of India under article 51 A(h)- which states that it is the duty of every citizen to develop scientific temper, the spirit of enquiry and humanism. So, in short it is exhorting on the citizen to develop an attitude which questions everything and to demand to know the cause and effect relationship in any issues.
Written by: Mohd. Talib Khan