Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh Launches National Science Day Theme ‘Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat’

  • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh, has announced the theme for National Science Day 2024, ‘Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat’. 
  • The theme aims to promote public appreciation for Science, Technology, and Innovation and the accomplishments of Indian scientists. 
  • The theme also presents an opportunity for collaboration and contribution to India’s well-being and humanity. 
  • National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated annually on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’. 
  • The theme launch will trigger celebrations in schools and colleges across the country. 
  • India is globally among the top five countries in scientific research publications, 40th in Global Innovation Index, and has crossed 90,000 patent filings. 
  • Indian scientific breakthroughs include the successful landing of Chandrayanan-3 on the moon and robust vaccine development capacity. 
  • The launch of the theme aims to create an ecosystem that encourages scientific inquiry and collaboration across the nation.
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