National Technology Day takes to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee era when he had declared May 11 as the National Technology Day. This the most historical day in the history of modern India, as history was made and India proved its technological prowess under the leadership of late President Dr. Kalam. From that day onwards, to encourage the scientists and the engineers, the Technology Development Board has been honoring them and their innovations, which helped in India’s growth.
This day reminds us about the nuclear tests that were conducted in 1998, which gives National Technology Day 2021 its significance, were helmed by aerospace scientist and former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam. Hence, the mission was carried out by the Indian Army in collaboration with scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMDER). These tests made India capable of building thermonuclear weapons and fission bombs.
The theme of this day is The board announces a theme every year. The National Technology Day 2021 theme is “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”. In 2020, the theme was ‘Rebooting the Economy through Science, Technology and Research Translations’ titled ‘RESTART’.
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