India National Technology Day 2022
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared May 11 as “National Technology Day”
11th May, 1998 was proved to be a historical day for India as on this day India achieved some major technological advancements by carrying out series of nuclear tests at Pokhran. Not only this India achieved some another technological feat like testing of indigenously developed aircraft “Hansa-3” and successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day.
Considering all these technological advancements, this day was declared to be celebrated as National Technology Day.
Every year on this day, Technology Development Board honours scientists and engineers and their technological achievements that have helped in inreasing the technological potential and along with that various events and seminars are conducted at different places of the country to
The theme for this year’s National Technology day 2022 is ‘ Integrated Approach in science and technology for a sustainable future‘. It was launched by Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
National Technology Day 2022: About Pokhran Test
A series of five explosions were carried out at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan which led to the successful testing. The ‘missile man’ of India, Abdul Kalam played a major role in heading the Pokhran nuclear testing. He was then chief scientific man of the Prime Minister.
Codename of this mission was Operation Shakti and was carried out in total disguise as the other five existing members of the ‘nuclear club’ was not supporting the idea of India conducting a nuclear test.
Nonetheless success of this test was huge and after this achievement India was looked as a potential superpower country globally.