Global Science for Global Wellbeing
National Science Day in India is celebrated every year on February 28th to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on that day in 1928. The discovery was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 and since then, National Science Day is celebrated to spread awareness about the significance of scientific advancements and to encourage students to pursue a career in science.
The National Council for Science & Technology requested that India's government declare February 28 as National Science Day in 1986. Since 1987, this day is now celebrated by academic, scientific, technical, medical, and research organizations in all 50 states.
Union minister Dr. Jitendra Singh released the theme of National Science Day 2023 titled "Global Science for Global Wellbeing". The theme highlights India's expanding worldwide influence and rising international prominence. The theme has been chosen to raise public appreciation of scientific issues in a global context which is having a bearing on global well-being.
To mark this occasion, the Department of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, and various other organizations organize various events. These events include science exhibitions, seminars, and workshops aimed at spreading awareness about the latest developments in science and technology and how they impact our daily lives.
The energy transition is one of the key factors to save the planet from climate change. Significant advances in technologies are creating hopes to meet the net zero targets. Science and technology together are helping to reduce harmful GHG emissions through various innovations. Different industrial sectors are taking substantial steps toward decarbonizing production processes. New technologies are being developed to produce energy from renewable sources like biomass.
Praj Industries as a leading industrial biotechnology organization is working consistently in the different areas of renewable energy sectors. Innovative technology solutions offered by Praj Industries are a conflux of science and technology providing a sustainable approach for the energy sector.
Praj Industries has state of an art R & D center called Praj Matrix. More than 90 research scientists are working in this center of excellence on developing new technologies. Praj Industries has developed a portfolio of a variety of solutions including BioMobilityTM and BioPrismTM platforms. BioMobilityTM offers low-carbon fuels for different modes of transportation, while BioPrismTM deals with the development of technologies for the production of renewable chemicals and materials like bioplastics.
National Science Day provides a platform to acknowledge the contributions of scientists and inspire the next generation of scientists. By focusing on the integration of science, technology, and innovation in education and work, the theme of this year’s National Science Day highlights the significance of scientific advancements and their impact on our future. Working in line with the principle of ‘wealth from waste’, technologies developed by Praj industries will play important role in India's energy transition simultaneously developing the rural economy and reducing pollution.