National Technology Day is a very special day for Indian Technology since 1999.It was on 11th May, 1998,that India achieved a major technological breakthrough by successfully carrying out series of nuclear tests at Pokhran. Also the first, indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown from Bangalore on this day and India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day. Considering the technological advancements, the then Prime Minister, Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, declared 11th May to be celebrated as National Technology Day every year. Technology Day is celebrated as a symbol of quest for scientific inquiry, technological creativity and the translation of that quest in the integration of Science, Society and Industry. This day is also celebrated to honour technological innovations and their successful commercialization which takes the fruits of research to reach to people at large.
To celebrate this day, the Technology Development Board of India, awards experts and contributors in the Science and technology field with national awards to express their gratitude for their developments.
This is to motivate more and more people to contribute in this area which holds maximum credits in bringing development and changes in any country.
Schools and institutes are encouraged to participate in celebrating this National day and help students understand the importance of Science and Technology in bringing a change in a country- be it politically or economically. Students are encouraged to participate in science events and expand their horizons. Special quizzes are organised in institutes to arise curiosity and sense of participation on this particular days.
National Technology Day is really a day that every Indian should look back and be proud about. India has achieved a lot since it’s independence, especially in the field of science and technology.