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National Technology Day of INDIA

National Technology Day of INDIA (source: GK Today )

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Own Duniya wishes you a very happy National Technology Day!!! Every year, May 11 is observed as the National Technology Day. But, Why is Day celebrated? You are at the right place now, here you will get many important things to know about our nation INDIA

This day marks the anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998 and India’s technological advancements in this space. This day signifies the Scientific and Technological advancement that India has made. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, India has developed many new technologies.

The nation has indigenously developed various types of masks, hand sanitizer machines, vaccines and oxygen concentration technologies. Through Science and a pro-people use of technology, India will soon overcome the pandemic. Till that time comes, please use a mask, maintain physical distance, keep your hands and surroundings clean and please, get vaccinated.

National Technology Day of INDIA
National Technology Day of INDIA (plushvie.in)

National Technology Day 2021

India is observing its 22nd National Technology Day today. The term National Technology Day was coined by former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. National Technology is celebrated to mark the successful missile mission in Pokhran in 1998.

The day, which was first observed on May 11, 1999, aims to commemorate the scientific and technological achievements of Indian scientists and engineers. Every year since 1999, the Technology Development Board (TDB) commemorates the day by honouring technological innovations that have added to the national growth.

To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to salute all the scientists for their achievements. ”On National Technology Day, we salute the hardwork and tenacity of our scientists and those passionate about technology. We remember with pride the 1998 Pokhran Tests, which demonstrated India’s scientific and technological prowess.”, he wrote in a tweet.

National Technology Day 2021: Theme

Every year, the Technology Development Board (TDB) selects a theme for each year’s event, this year the theme of the National Technology Day 2021 theme is “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”.

National Technology Day: History

National Technology Day is observed on May 11 every year to celebrate the Indian technological advancements. In 1998, India was successful in the testing of the Shakti-I nuclear missile at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan. The testing took place under the leadership of the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpayee and former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Five underground nuclear bomb explosions were conducted as part of the Pokhran-II or Operation Shakti and following the success, Indian was declared as a nuclear state and the sixth country to become part of the nuclear club. Although it wasn’t a part of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT).

Pokhran nuclear tests: A success story under Atal Bihari Vajpayee's leadership
Pokhran Nuclear Test (Oneindia)

Apart from this, the day also marks the flight of indigenously developed Hansa-3, which flew from Bengaluru. It was developed jointly by National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab.

On the same day, that is, May 11, 1988, the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) completed the final test fire of the surface-to-air Trishul missile.

Some Quotes of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to Share

Quotes by our Missile Man
Quotes by our Missile Man (latestly.com)
  • “Dream, Dream, Dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.”
  • “Thinking is the capital, Enterprise is the way, Hard Work is the solution”
  • “Change is crucial. It brings new thought; new thought leads to innovative actions.”
  • “Wisdom is a weapon to ward off destruction; It is an inner fortress which enemies cannot destroy.”
  • “A renaissance is imperative for us to once again become a knowledge superpower rather than simply providing cheap labor in areas of high technology.”

National Technology Day is one of the greatest opportunity to appreciate the Indian scientists, engineers and innovators who helps in the country’s growth and prosperity by their work and achievements. According to the UNESCO, ”Building bridges between all scientific disciplines, public policies and society is key…” and unless there is education for all the benefits of science will be limited to a select few. 

National Technology Day Quotes – 2021

The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art – John Lasseter

Technology like art is a soaring exercise of the human imagination. – Daniel Bell

Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday. – Steve Jobs

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke

Innovation is the outcome of a habit, not a random act. – Sukant Ratnakar

No matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book – Patti Smith

Technology is best when it brings people together. – Matt Mullenweg

National Technology Day 2020 Quotes, Wishes, and Status Images
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It’s National Technology Day! Our scientists and technology community have brought glory to the Nation with their achievements. We are proud to support the Nation and the technology with it. Lets’ help the world by creating amazing things!

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