National Science Day is celebrated on the 28th of February of every year since 1987. This day is celebrated to commemorate the contributions of the first Nobel laureate of India Sir C.V Raman to science. It was on this day in 1928, that he discovered a phenomenon of scattering of photons which was later known as ‘Raman Effect’ after his name. He received the Nobel prize for the same in 1930.
This day is celebrated is to propagate the message of the importance of science and its application among the people. National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) of Department of Science & Technology (DST) supports, catalyzes and coordinates the celebration of the National Science Day throughout the country.