At the time when India gained independence the country was devoid of science and technology. The shattered economy gave nothing except low agricultural production, low number of medical facilities, and undeveloped infrastructure. All these issues became hurdles in the growth of the civilization in all aspects. But there was one thing that the country gained in terms and that was the love, humanity, patriotism, and brotherhood instilled within every Indian heart. With this most significant inheritance, the nation was able to defy all hurdles.
The people of India came together to introduce the country to innovation, advancement, science, and technology. Various initiatives and measures were taken in order to surge ahead and achieve dramatic success in the field. Every citizen of the country strived to achieve new formulas and methods to list the countrys name in the high-tech global world.
To foster the significance of science and inspect its status in the country, National Science Day is celebrated every year on February 28. The day commemorates the incredible introduction of Raman Effect discovered by Sir C.V Raman. This was discovered in the year 1928 and Raman was honored with the Nobel Prize in 1930 for the same. This scientific innovation further gave birth to Raman Spectroscopy which is considered to be the most powerful and advantageous tool for various scientific applications.
Since Independence, the country has traveled a long journey in various development activities. Significantly, science has become a key driver of Indian economy. However, there are certain disturbing trends that are eventually reducing the significance of science in the country.
Many students in the present day are switching over from science filed to other lucrative options. The key factors contributing to this switch over are low wages and lack of opportunities. Then there are factors that are pushing behind the essence of research in technology, students are learning only the text available in the huge books. Neither the teachers nor the students are bothered to take extra initiative to do a thorough research and gift something new to the country. There are only a few counted numbers who still show their participation in such activities. To improve this scenario, the country definitely needs renowned scientists and skilled professors. The infrastructure, the financial help, and the interest of students are all taking a backseat.
To strengthen the economy, all these factors have to be pushed forward to enable the nation surge ahead in the techno-world. There is a need to reform the education system, increase the pay package of doctors and scientists, demand liberal funding by the government, and improve infrastructure of science universities. The status of science can be improved by these simple measures and initiatives whilst maintaining the pace with the changing times.