National Science Day 2014 in India would be celebrated on 28th of February. In 1928, an invention in the field of Indian science was made by the famous Indian physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. He was a Tamil Brahmin and the first one in the science. To remember and honor this event always in the future, 28th February was requested to be celebrated as National Science Day by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) in the year 1986. From then, the national science day was celebrated as a great event in the field of Indian science. On the first celebration ceremony of the National Science Day in India, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication had stated the institution of the National Science Popularization awards in order to recognize an excellent and wonderful effort in the field of science communication and popularization. Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman had worked from 1907 to 1933 at the Indian Association for the development of Science, Kolkata, West Bengal in India during which he had researched on many topics of the Physics from which the Raman Effect  became his great success and discovery which has been marked in Indian history. For his invention he was honored with awards including the Nobel Prize in the year 1930. From the year 2013, the “Raman Effect” has been nominated as an International Historic Chemical Landmark by The American Chemical Society.

Naveed Ahmed Wassan,

Karachi, February 28, 2014