Science – Ruling our daily life

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K.Abirami

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life -Immanuel Kant.

The continued efforts and the struggle for expanding the horizons of systematic knowledge created a need for describing and understanding the nature and the events associated with it. This need led to the birth of what is known today as science. Almost everything that we see around us is the gift of science . Be it the smart-phones, fan, wheel, vehicles, cloth, paper, toothbrush, electricity, microwave, vehicles, radio, television, laptops, everything is the result of science.

Scientific knowledge can improve the quality of life at many different levels — from the routine workings of our everyday lives to global issues. Science informs public policy and personal decisions on energy, conservation, agriculture, health, transportation, communication, defense, economics, leisure, and exploration.

Science contributes significantly to the production of knowledge and thus contributes to the functioning of democracies, drives innovation and helps countries to be competitive in the global economy. Science can never offer a universal truth or an objective representation of the world. However, it can question the conditions of validity and trigger reflection. Science thus has an important social role to play.

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. The day is celebrated to mark the importance of contributions made by scientists towards the development of our nation and the world as a whole. It is also celebrated to spread a message about the importance of science used in the daily life of the people  In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication requested the Government of India to designate February 28 as National Science Day. The event is now celebrated all over India in schools, colleges, universities and other academic, scientific, technical, medical and research institutions.

The theme for National Science Day 2021 is ‘Future of STI: Impact on Education Skills and Work’. The celebration this year includes public speech, radio-TV talk shows, exhibitions of science movie, science exhibition based on themes and concepts, watching night sky, live projects and researches demonstration, debates, quiz competitions, lectures, science models exhibitions and many more activities.

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