28 February observed as a National Science Day across India. On National Science Day, Sir CV Raman had announced the discovery of the Raman Effect for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in the year 1930. The government of India designated 28 February as National Science Day in the year 1986.

Theme for 2021 National Science Day is ‘Future of STI: Impact on Education Skills and Work’. The Day aims to motivate the students to gain hands-on experience in the field of science.

Who was CV Raman?

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was a renowned scientist who had a bachelors’ and masters’ in Physics from the Presidency College in Madras. CV Raman took part in numerous science competitions along with the government job. Afterwards, he received a scholarship from the Indian government.