National Technology Day is a very special day for Indian Technology since 1999. It is so significant because India achieved a huge technological advancement on the day. The first, indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown at Bangalore on this day. Not only this, India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day..
Every year, National Technology Day is celebrated across India on May 11; being commemorated to memorize the anniversary of Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear test held on 11 May 1998. The day glorifies the importance of science in day to day life and motivates students to adopt science as the career option.
Several events are organised in various engineering colleges and technical institutes to mark the occasion. Lectures, competitions, quizzes, presentations and interactive sessions on different aspects of science are organized all over the planet. The day is important for scientists, engineers, planners and all others engaged in governance and nation building.
The companies and individual are awarded with National Technology Awards for adopting new technologies by the president of India. The ministry of science and technology coordinate different events.
few things you need to know about this day.
In May 1998, at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range, a sequence of five nuclear bomb test explosions were conducted by India. This was the second Indian nuclear test.
Pokhran-II had five successfully carried out explosions. The first among the five was a fusion bomb (a pure fusion weapon is a HHB design that does not need a fission “primary” explosive to ignite the fusion of deuterium and tritium.
India’s first indigenous aircraft was first tested on the same day in 1998 known as Hansa 3 in Bangalore.
Successful test firing of Trishul, a short range missile made in India, on the same day.By: Rabindra