National Science Day in India Date in the current year: February 28, 2016

National Science Day in India National Science Day celebrated on February 28 is one of the major science festivals in India. This date was chosen to commemorate the discovery of the Raman effect by Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, a Nobel Prize-winning Indian physicist.

The Raman effect, also known as Raman scattering, is the inelastic scattering of a photon. Raman first reported his discovery on February 28, 1928. Two years later, he was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the effect and his work on the scattering of light in general.

Celebration of National Science Day was initiated by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication in 1986. It is celebrated in the majority of school, colleges, universities and other academic, research, scientific, medical, and technical institutions.

Every year, the theme of National Science Day is chosen. All participants are encouraged to organize events appropriate for this year's theme, such as science fairs, exhibitions, conferences, lectures, science competitions, debates, research demonstrations, and other activities. Many of these activities are aimed at popularizing the science and technology among the student community and common public.

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