Discovering India with Science & Technology - (E)

Science and Technology hold the key to the progress and development of any nation. As India is celebrating 75 years of its independence, its journey through the realms of science and technology to achieve self-reliance must also be celebrated. During these 75 years, India has proved its scientific prowess in many arenas such as Space, Defence, Healthcare and agriculture - by becoming the first country to reach Mars in its first attempt with Mangalyaan to have Indigenous design and development capacity for advanced warfare and defence systems. And recently, when the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world off its feet India stood up by indigenously developing not just one but two vaccines and inoculated over 75% of its population within one year. India has seen it all over the years, but one event which truly changed the face of Indian science and technology, and gave the Indian scientists a major push and confidence to pursue science in the national interest was Dr. C.V. Raman’s Nobel Prize victory in the year 1930. Dr. Raman became the first Indian scientist to have won the Nobel prize in physics for his work on scattering light and discovery of the Raman effect on 28th February, 1928. What made this achievement even more special was that Dr. Raman had completed his entire education and research work in India itself. To mark the discovery of his famous phenomenon and to invoke scientific temperament in students, National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February every year. So in this episode, we will take a look at India’s journey from a fledgling and impoverished nation at the time of independence to become one of the largest economies of the world with effective indigenisation of science and technology to be truly Atmanirbhar. This and much more in this episode Science for a self-reliant India only on India Science.

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