Feb. 28, 2020

National Science Day (NSD) is being celebrated at Vigyan Bhawan on February 28 with ‘Women In Science’ as the focal theme of the programme.


  • National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on 28 February by the Government of India to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’. designated 28 February as in 1986.

  • On this day, Sir C.V. Raman announced the discovery of the 'Raman Effect' for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930.

  • National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology (DST) acts as a nodal agency to coordinate celebration of the National Science Day throughout the country

  • On the occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind presented several awards for science communication and popularization as well as for women scientists such as:
    • National Science and Technology and Communication Awards,

    • Augmenting Writing Skills For Articulating Research (AWSAR) awards,

    • SERB Women Excellence Awards and

    • National Award For Young Woman Showing Excellence Through Application Of Technology For Societal Benefits. 

Source : PIB