National Technology Day 2024: Date, History, Theme, Significance And More

(MENAFN- Live Mint) "National Technology
Day is celebrated every year on May 11 in order to pay tribute to the scientists, researchers, engineers and others who help the country make progress in the field of technology
. The first National Technology
Day was celebrated on May 11, 1999, and since then the occasion has been used to highlight the country's technological progress in various fields Read | On This Day: Key events in history on May 11; From ex-Nazi official Adolf Eichmann's arrest to passing of Bob MarleyNational Technology
Day: Date and themeNational Technology
Day will be celebrated on May 11, 2024 which will fall on Saturday. Every year a theme for the event is decided by the Technology
Development Board (TDB).
The theme for this year's event is“School to Startups-Igniting Young Minds to Innovate”. The theme for National Technology
Day this year is aimed at inspiring young minds to innovate, get them towards the path of a opening a startup while also undersstanding the remarkable scientific achivements of
the country Technology
Day: History and significanceAs part of“Operation Shakti”, India successfully conducted the Nuclear Missile Test at the Indian Army's Pokhran range on May 11, 1998. The successful testing in Pokhran made India only the sixth country in the world to possess nuclear weapons.
The government under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee directed the Council for Technology
to conduct the National Technology
Day celebrations on May 11 from next year. Since then, the event has been an annual affair aimed at highliting India's quest for scientific inquiry, technological creativity and innovation central government also uses
the platform
to announce the winners for Rashtriya Vigyan Purashkar, or National Science Awards. Meanwhile, to mark India's technological prowress, several seminars, conferences and exhibitions are conducted across the country

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