Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of National Science Day, which is observed in honour of Indian physicist Sir CV Raman on February 28, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tributes to the Nobel Laureate.
“Humble tributes to the great Indian scientist & Nobel Laureate CV Raman on National Science Day. Reaffirm pledge to promote science & technology for the betterment of society,” Naveen tweeted.
Science Day is celebrated to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by the Indian scientist from Tamil Nadu on February 28, 1928. For his discovery, Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
The National Council of Science and Technology Commission (NCSTC) had recommended to the government to celebrate the day in 1986.
This year’s theme of Science Day is “Future of STI: Impacts on Education, Skills and Work” which aims to promote awareness on scientific issues which have impacted education and skills.