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Significance of National Technology Day and interesting facts to know

The country is celebrating National Technology Day today as a remembrance of the great Indian scientist and their advancement in the field of technological developments which makes our life much easier as compared to the past. On this day in 1998, the country successfully launched multiple missions with three nuclear bombs tested on the same day.

This year, the theme of the National Technology is “Science and Technology for a sustainable future” to promote the technological development in various fields. Different events will be organised to discuss and encourage the new innovations and the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind will give national awards to the deserving for the noteworthy contributions in their respective fields.

We are living in an era where we are totally dependent on the technology for even our daily routine therefore it becomes important to honour the past development who made it possible to land up in the present life.

On May 11, 1998, India successfully launched three nuclear missiles named with the operation ‘Shakti’ in Pokhran thus making India the 6th country of the world to join the nuclear club. Later on, two days after on May 13, 1998 the country test-fired two nuclear bombs.

Another aircraft which was test-fired was ‘Hansa 3’ which is also India’s first indigenously aircraft is tested on the same day on May 11 in Bangalore. It is two-seater plane meant for personal flying and flight training.

The third one is a short-range missile, ‘Trishul’ which is also part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme lead by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

However, looking all these ground-breaking achievements of the Indian scientist as well as technicians, then prime minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared it as National Technology Day.

In the present scenario, the technology is flourishing its foot-steps as everyone is not interested to know much about the field but definitely keen to know the new invention or development which is of course a good sign for the country.


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