National Technology Day 2020- History, Theme


National Technology Day 2020 –

  • The Day of 11th May is observed as National Technology Day by people to commemorate India’s scientific advancement in the country. this day points an important role of Science in our daily lives and aims to encourage students to opt science as an option for a career.
  • This day highlights the successfully tested Shakti-I nuclear missile at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan. late India’s President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam leded This operation named as Operation Shakti or Pokhran-II.

History of National Technology Day 2020 

  • On 11 May 1998, nuclear test was conducted in Pokhran and scientists, engineers played an important role in nuclear test. so, late Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji declared 11 May as the National Technology Day to celebrate these tremendous achievements. after 1999, Technology Development Board (TDB) makes a celebrations to remember achievements. along with it, TDB chooses a theme every year.

Theme of National Technology Day :

  • 2020 : ‘Reboot the Economy through Science, Technology And Research Translations.’
  • 2019: “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”
  • 2018: “Commercialising Indigenous Technologies: Journey from Beachside to Business Programme”
  • 2017: “Technology for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”
  • 2016: “Technology enablers of Startup India”

Q.1 Aim of celebrating National Technology Day ?

National Technology Day  aims to point an important role of Science in our daily lives and aims to encourage students to opt science as an option for a career.

Q.2 About History of National Technology Day 2020?

ate Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji declared 11 May as the National Technology Day to celebrate these tremendous achievements.

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