Celebration of National Science and Mathematics Day

Celebration of National Science Day (NSD)

National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated in India on 28th February every year to mark the announcement of the Raman Effect by great Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28th February, 1928.  Under this National program, students of schools and colleges demonstrate various science projects, while the National and State Science Institutions demonstrate their latest researches. The main objectives of celebration National Science Day are:

  • To spread a message about the significance of scientific applications in the daily life of the people. 
  • To display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare. 
  • To discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for the development of science. 
  • To internalize a scientific way of thinking amongst children, students and general public as well as popularize Science and Technology.

PSCST organizes and supports scientific activities such as science exhibitions, lectures, seminars, slide shows, debates, training workshops, competitions etc. at school, college, and University levels under NSD with financial support from NCSTC, DST, GOI. 

The focal theme for 2015 was: “Science for Nation Building”. Fifty seven organizations of the State, involving more than 1,00,000 students, teachers and general public carried out activities such as science exhibitions, lectures, slide shows, seminars, debates, training workshops, conferences, competitions etc. The focal theme for NSD-2016 was ‘Make in India-S&T Driven Innovations’ and for NSD-201: ‘Science & Technology for Specially Abled Persons’. During NSD-2016, a total of 50 and during NSD-2017, a total of 52 organizations participated involving more than 1,50,000/- students, teachers and general public. 

 

Celebration of National Mathematics Day (NMD)

India has a great tradition in the field of Mathematics. Ancient Indian Mathematicians are credited with three distinct contributions, the Notation system, the Decimal system and the use of Zero. The Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22nd December, 1887. In recognition of his contribution to mathematics, the Government of India  declared 2012 as Year of Mathematics and decided to celebrate Ramanujan's birthday as the National Mathematics Day every year. 
PSCST has been celebrating National Mathematics Day (NMD) since 2012 with support from NCSTC, DST, GOI by involving the educational institutes and Govt./Non-Govt. organizations in a series of activities to highlight the importance of mathematics and to create interest in the subject amongst students. 
 
During 2015 & 2016, PSCST invited proposals from various organizations for carrying out activities like organization of workshops, lectures, declamations and quiz contests on mathematics. Under NMD-2015, total 42 and for NMD-2016, 48 proposals were received, which were scrutinized by a Local Project Advisory Committee (LPAC) constituted for the purpose.  As per the recommendations of LPAC, grants were given to 36 organizations for NMD-2015 and to 31 organizations for NMD-2016.
 

 

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