Well, Indians have always made huge contributions to mankind with some of their great inventions. Moreover, considering the sharp minds we are blessed with, Indians do well with technology and other stuff.
National Technology is celebrated on 11th May every year as an annual reminder for the day when India entered into the elite group of nations with nuclear weapons.
The National Technology Day was observed for the first time on 11th May 1999. While on 11th May 1998, India, at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan conducted three successful nuclear tests under Operation Shakti. Following this, two more nuclear tests were conducted on 13th May and the tests were conducted under the administration of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
On 11th May 1999, the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared the significant achievement of the country. And since then, the Technology Development Board honors the scientists and engineers as well as their technological inventions that have considerably added some value to the growth of India.
The significance of National Technology Day 2021 is defined by the fact that the nuclear tests conducted on 11th May 1998, made India capable of developing Thermonuclear weapons and fission bombs. These tests were conducted under the guidance of aerospace scientists and former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam. And these tests were carried out by the Indian Army in collaboration with scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMDER), and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).
Adding more significance to the day, India’s first-ever indigenous aircraft Hansa-1, took flight and the DRDO also tested the surface-to-air Trishul Missile.
The National Technology Day 2021 focuses on celebrating the achievements and contributions made by Indians to science and technology. The theme for National Technology Day 2021 is “Science and Technology for Sustainable Future.”