India Celebrates National Technology Day

Narendra Modi, prime minister of India on Monday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of National Technology Day.

In a tweet Modi said “Greetings to my fellow Indians on the occasion of National Technology Day, Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan.

“Technology has the power to transform the lives of the people. From mitigating poverty, simplifying processes, ending corruption, to providing better services to the people, the vitality of technology is everywhere,” said the Indian Prime Minister.

“I convey my special greetings to all technology enthusiasts and scientists whose passion for technology and quest for innovation continues to make India proud,” he added.

National Technology Day is regarded as a very special day for Indian technology since 1999.

On May 11, India achieved a huge technological advancement in the form of the successful test flying of its first indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” in Bangalore, the successful test firing of the Trishul missile and the execution of three successful nuclear tests at Pokhran in Rajasthan.

To commemorate the day, several events are organized at engineering colleges and technical institutes across the country.

Lectures, competitions, quizzes, presentations and interactive sessions on different aspects of science are organized on the day as well. National Technology Day recognizes the contributions of scientists, engineers, planners and others engaged in governance and nation building.

The National Technology awards are also presented to companies and individuals for adopting new technologies by the president of India. The ministry of science and technology coordinates the different events.

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