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National Science Day 2023: Why is National Science Day celebrated only on 28 February?

Science is the study of our world using some theoretical or practical methods to understand the process of life, creation and destruction in the universe. India has a rich history in the field of science, where many luminaries have made the country proud. CV Raman is one such stalwart in the field of science. National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February.


National Science Day: History

CV Raman, hailing from a Tamil Brahmin family, was a promising student at school and then university. Raman studied the physics of musical sounds and eventually began to observe and analyze the phenomenon of scattering of light. His study led to the new discovery known as the ‘Raman Effect’.

Raman Effect: What is ‘Raman Effect’?

Scientist CV Raman discovered the ‘Raman Effect’ on 28 February 1928. He proved that if a light passes through a transparent object, some part of the light is refracted. Whose wave length changes. This discovery was named Raman Effect.

National Science Day: What is the purpose of this day?

National Science Day is celebrated every year to increase interest in science among people and to create awareness about science in the society. It highlights the importance of scientific analysis and discovery for the progress of mankind. It encourages Indian citizens to study and understand the phenomena affecting the physical world.

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