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Celebrating National Science Day – Sir C V Ramans’ Anniversary

Celebrating National Science Day - Sir C V Ramans’ Anniversary cover

Science is the bedrock of human progress and understanding. It is through scientific research and discoveries that we have been to unravel the mysteries of the universe, improve our lives, and shape the world we live in today. In India, one such remarkable scientific achievement is celebrated on National Science Day – the discovery of Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman. This day serves as a reminder of the importance of scientific research and its impact on society.

February 28th is celebrated as National Science Day.

The Raman Effect: Unveiling Nature’s Secrets

Sir C. V. Raman was a brilliant scientist who made significant contributions to the field of physics during his lifetime. In 1930, he discovered what is now known as the "Raman effect" or "Raman scattering." This groundbreaking discovery earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930, making him the first Asian to receive this prestigious honor.

The Raman effect refers the phenomenon where light undergoes a change in frequency when it interacts with matter. By studying how light scatters when it passes through different materials, Raman was able to gain insights into molecular composition and structure. This discovery revolutionized spectroscopy and opened up new avenues for scientific exploration.

Promoting Scientific Research and Curiosity

National Science Day, celebrated annually on 28th in India, serves as a platform to promote scientific research, innovation, and curiosity among young minds. It aims to inspire future generations to pursue careers in science and contribute towards in various fields.

On this day, educational institutions, research organizations, and science enthusiasts organize various activities such as science exhibitions, seminars, workshops, and competitions to engage students and create awareness the importance of scientific research.

Gaathastory: Inspiring Young Minds Through Science Stories

Gaathastory, a unique storytelling platform based in Bengaluru, India, plays a significant role promoting scientific curiosity among children and families. Through their audio stories and podcasts, Gaathastory brings science to life by narrating captivating tales that explain scientific concepts in a fun and engaging.

Their popular shows like Baalgatha, Veergatha, Devgatha, and Fairytales of India cover a wide range of genres including myths, legends, fairytales, and also stories to science. These stories not only entertain young listeners but also educate them about various scientific principles and discoveries.

By combining the power of storytelling with scientific knowledge, Gaathastory serves a valuable resource for promoting scientific literacy among children. It helps them develop an early interest in science and encourages them to explore the wonders of the world around them.

Summing it up

National Science Day a celebration of human curiosity, perseverance, and the spirit of exploration. It reminds us of the remarkable achievements made by scientists like Sir C. V. Raman and their contributions to society. Through like Gaathastory, we can continue to inspire young minds to embrace science and embark on their own journey of discovery.

Let us celebrate this day by fostering a love for science in our and encouraging them to question the world around them. Together, we can nurture the next generation of scientists who will shape our future through their groundbreaking research and innovations.

Representational Image- Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru