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NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY 2024



  May 11, 2024

NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY 2024



National Technology Day is commemorated in India every year on May 11. This day marks the anniversary of the successful nuclear tests at Pokhran in 1998, which are significant milestones in India's scientific and technological advancement.

Date and Origin:  

National Technology Day was established by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on May 11, 1998, following the notable Pokhran nuclear tests carried out by the Indian Army in Rajasthan. The first official celebration of this day was organized by the Council for Technology on May 11, 1999.

Significance:  

The day highlights India’s strides in technology and its crucial role in enhancing the nation's status as a global leader in technological innovation. It also celebrates the achievements of Indian scientists, engineers, and innovators, whose work has propelled the country's progress.

Celebrations:  

Various activities and events are held across the country, including discussions on new technological trends and innovations. Educational institutions often host events that promote interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields among students.

Theme:  

Each year, National Technology Day is celebrated under a specific theme that reflects the focus on future technological advancements in India. The theme for 2024 has yet to be announced.

The day serves not only as a reminder of India's technological capabilities but also as an inspiration for future generations to engage in science and technology disciplines, driving further innovation and development.



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