National Technology Day was first observed on May 11, 1999 to honor the accomplishments of Indian researchers and engineers.
India is observing its 29th National Technology Day today. The day, which was first seen on May 11, 1999, expects to honor the logical and technological accomplishments of Indian researchers and engineers.
To stamp the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to salute all the researchers for their achievements. “On National Technology Day, our nation salutes all those who are leveraging technology to bring a positive difference in the lives of others. We remember the exceptional achievement of our scientists on this day in 1998. It was a landmark moment in India’s history,” he wrote in a tweet.
He likewise recollected previous Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for directing the Pokhran nuclear test and spearheading this day.
In this way, here are five things you should know about the ‘National Technology Day’:
1. May 11 is likewise the day when India led its first effective test in Pokhran. On May 11, 1998, India effectively terminated the Shakti-I nuclear rocket at an Army test extend in Rajasthan’s Pokhran. After two days, the nation led two increasingly nuclear tests as a piece of a similar activity, following which India joined the tip top club of nuclear force countries.
2. The day likewise denotes the flight of indigenously created Hansa-3. It was grown mutually by National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab.
3. On that day, that is, May 11, 1988, the Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) finished the last test fire of the surface-to-air Trishul rocket.
4. Former Indian PM Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee instituted this term to praise the commitments made by Indian researchers.
5. Every year since 1999, the Technology Development Board (TBD) commends this day by granting people for their logical contributions to India.