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National Technology Day Date

National Technology Day is celebrated on 11thMay every year across India.

About National Technology Day

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. This day is also celebrated to honur technological innovations and their successful commercialization which takes the fruits of  research to reach to people at large.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. 

History of  National Technology Day

On May 11, 1998, three nuclear tests were carried out at Pokhran in Rajasthan and the subsequent two tests were carried out on May 13, 1998. The nuclear tests were marked as great achievements in the field of science and technology. Since then, May 11 is celebrated as National Technology Day every year, to mark this achievement of mastering nuclear weapons.

National Technology Day Celebration

11th of May is being celebrated as the National Technology Day because it was on 11th of May 1998 that we had the Pokhran-II. The nuclear test was a clear attempt at India expressing its determination to join the nuclear club and come out of the ambiguous position of being power that kept its nuclear option open.Nuclear power represents perhaps one of the most powerful technologies developed in the 20th century and this was a technology that is not easily available. The success of India in a developing nuclear power not only represented India developing its own technological muscle but also success in an area which is strategically important. 


Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) is co-ordinating the State level activities in connection with the observance of national Technology Day. Proposals from Vocational Higher Secondary Schools, Govt ITIs, Govt. Polytechnics, Govt./ Aided Engineering colleges, Research Organizations, Registered NGOs etc, in the Kerala State are selected for the celebration of National Technology Day. The programmes are planned to generate awareness among the students, academia,general public, etc. about the importance of Science Day and based on the focal theme through lectures, seminars, Quiz programmes, exhibitions, films shows, debates, folk forum communication, elocution etc.

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