National Technology Day is celebrated on ’11 May’ across India. Educational institutions and institutes related to science and technology celebrate it to promote the development of the technological potential of India. ( National Technology Day )
Date 11 May
Objective This day is celebrated for brainstorming our strengths, weaknesses, goals so that in the field of technology, we can get an accurate knowledge of the condition and direction of the country.
Special domestically designed aircraft ‘Hans-3’ also took a test flight on 11 May. Apart from this, India also successfully test-fired the Trishul missile on the same day.
Other information: On the day of ‘May 11’ in 1998, India conducted its second successful nuclear test during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s prime ministership. This nuclear test was done in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
National Technology Day is celebrated on ‘May 11′ each year in India. On the day of ’11 May’ in 1998, India conducted its second successful nuclear test during the prime ministerial tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This nuclear test was done in Pokhran, Rajasthan. National Technology Day is celebrated to commemorate a major achievement in the field of technology. It is also noteworthy that the domestically designed aircraft ‘Hans-3’ also took a test flight on the same day. Apart from this, India also successfully test-fired the Trishul missile on the same day. This day is celebrated for brainstorming our strengths, weaknesses, goals so that in the field of technology, we can have a true knowledge of the condition and direction of the country.
Development of technological capability
Educational institutes and science and technology-related institutes all over the country celebrate it to promote the development of India’s technological capability. On this day, scientists and technologists are also awarded for outstanding achievements. In the last few days, India successfully launched the ‘Inter Continental Ballistic Missile’ (ICBM) Agni-5 and the country’s first indigenously built radar imaging satellite RISAT-1, introducing its advanced indigenous technology. Both these successes will be far-reaching for the future, as we are moving towards self-sufficiency in the field of defense and space using indigenous technology and have joined the group of six powerful countries of the world. In the future, India will give a tough competition to all those forces which are progressing due to the multiplicity of means, because India has a lot of talent.
India’s nuclear test
There is no dearth of talent and capability in India. India has lagged behind many countries in the world even after advancing a lot in the field of technology and it has to set many goals. That is why the day of ’11 May’ is very important for India in terms of technology. On this day in 1998 Pokhran not only successfully conducted nuclear tests, but the episode started on this day had turned into five nuclear blasts of India by 13 May. Not only did India demonstrate its efficient technology from the nuclear explosion, but because of its technological prowess, no one could get a glimpse of the nuclear tests. On May 11, 1998, the US, which knows every corner of the world with state-of-the-art satellites, was caught in front of Indian technology.
Development of best weapons
India has undoubtedly gained its place in the world today as a nuclear power country, but the country is still lagging behind many countries on many fronts. India has today succeeded in developing a missile defense system on its own, but right now it will have to work very hard to establish a system like America, China. China has developed a ‘stealth’ aircraft, not in the grip of radar, which until now was only with the US. India will have to develop superior weapon technology from others to become a world power. The success of ‘Agni 5’ and ‘Reset 1’ is very important for the country because more than eighty percent of indigenous technology and equipment have been used in it. In this success, along with indigenous technology, it also confirms the increasing step towards self-sufficiency.
If with positive thinking and sound strategy, we are constantly moving forward towards fulfilling our technological needs, then the day is not far when we will become our policymakers and depend on other countries for any technology, weapon, and equipment. Will not stay If we wish to create a developed country, we have to make far-reaching strategies to deal with internal and external challenges. Because India has been meeting most of its technological needs from other countries during the last six decades. We are currently importing 70 percent of our military needs hardware and software. India’s dependence on others for defense needs is bad in many ways. One is that most other countries are willing to give only old technology to India and that too on a condition which the self-respecting nation cannot accept.
Resources and talent
Our domestic industries have established a strong international presence. Therefore, to meet the needs of the country, it is necessary to make better use of the skill resources and talents of the Indian industry. Because we can also fall prey to blackmail on imported technology. There should be an equal partnership between the government and the academic world in making the country self-reliant in security matters. For this, medium and small scale industries can play an important role in the modernization and indigenization of technology.
Economic and social change
At the time of India’s independence, our scientific and technological structure was neither strong nor organized like developed countries. Despite this, we achieved huge achievements in technology in a very short time. After independence, India’s effort has been to bring economic and social changes through science and technology, which can lead to a structural improvement in the standard of living of the country. We have been successful to this extent to some extent but still have not fully connected science and technology with the general public.
Development of scientific consciousness
The need for technology has increased today due to the pressure of globalization and the liberalization of the economy. To maintain technological activities and to face socio-economic challenges, it is imperative to develop scientific consciousness in the Indian public. We all have to come forward for the continuous development and dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge. This work cannot be successful from one person and one organization only. It requires the collective and meaningful participation of all of us. Indigenous technology needs to be developed on a large scale in the country and whatever problems are faced in this direction, the government will have to overcome the delay, only then we will be able to fulfill our dream of a developed nation.