When is National Technology Day 2021?
National Technology Day is celebrated every year on 11 May. National Technology Day is celebrated in honour of those who have made outstanding contributions to science and technology. The theme of National Technology Day 2021 is Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future. The celebration of National Technology Day began on 11 May 1998 after three successful nuclear tests at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan under Operation Shakti.
Technology is enabling India to fight Covid 19 in the coronavirus epidemic. Technology includes medical technology, advanced technologies and manufacturing. Come on National Technology Day, know full information, including the National Technology Day 2021 theme, history, importance and awards.
How did National Technology Day begin?
National Technology Day is celebrated every year on 11 May across the country. The theme of National Technology Day 2021 is to have science and technology for a sustainable future. National Technology Day will focus on reorganizing the economy through science and technology. The technology includes medical technology, advanced technologies and manufacturing, which enables India to fight Covid-19.
When was National Technology Day celebrated for the first time?
National Technology Day on 11 May celebrates the achievements and contributions of Indians to science and technology. The day commemorates the breaking up of India into an elite group of countries with nuclear weapons. On 11 May 1998, India conducted three successful nuclear tests at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan under Operation Shakti. Two more nuclear tests were conducted on 3 May. The trials were led by the late President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. National Technology Day was celebrated for the first time on 11 May 1999.
What is the theme of National Technology Day 2021?
The board announces a theme every year. The theme of National Technology Day 2021 is “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”. While the theme of National Technology Day 2020 was titled ‘Rebooting the Economy with Science, Technology and Research Translation’ titled ‘RESTART’.
What is the history of this day?
National Technology Day History takes us back to 1999 when the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared May 11 as a day of significant achievement for the country. The Technology Development Board has since been honouring scientists and engineers and their technological innovations that have increased India’s development to this day.
What is the significance of National Technology Day?
The nuclear test conducted on this day in 1998, which gives its importance on National Technology Day 2021. It was instituted by aerospace scientist and former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam. The mission was carried out by the Indian Army in collaboration with scientists from the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Directorate of Atomic Minerals Exploration and Research (AMDER). These tests enabled India to make thermonuclear weapons and fragmentation bombs. On National Technology Day, India’s first indigenous aircraft, Hansa-1, took off and DRDO test-fired the surface-to-air Trishul missile. It is a short-range missile with a quick response time.
How is National Technology Day celebrated?
Typically, a large-scale event is held in New Delhi for the National Technology Day celebrations. The President is invited as the chief guest. He gives awards to scientists and honours them for their achievements.
With the National Technology Day 2021 Awards coronavirus virus epidemic, it is unclear whether an event will be held this year. According to the Technology Development Board, the National Award for Successful Commercialization of Indigenous Technology is given on this day for the successful development and commercialization of indigenous technology.