National Science Day, February 28, relates to food security.Today, February 28, is celebrated as the National science Day throughout India. It marks day on which Dr. C.V. Raman came out with the invention of 'Raman Effect'. He explained the effect on a light ray when it passes through water media. The principles put forth by him was later known as 'Raman effect', and this invention led later to the award of Nobel Prize to him. It was the blue colour of sea water which he saw when travelling in a ship that inspired him to work on it.
In Kerala this day is celebrated under the guidelines of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment. This year the National Science Day has taken up the topic 'Genetically Modified Crops and Food security' as the theme for discussion. A seminar is being organized at Trivandrum in which this topic will be introduced and discussed. Also the inauguration of a Kid's Lab will be held there, a lab intended for kids to develop their ideas and conduct own experiments.
C.V. Raman was born at Thiruchirappally, Tamil Nadu on November 7, 1888. He was attached to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for several years and later he established Raman Research Institute at Bangalore.
He was the recipient of several awards which include Nobel Prize (1930), British Government's Sir
title (1929), 'Rajasabha bhooshan' by Mysore Maharajya sabha (1935), 'Franklin Medal'- an American Science award (1941), 'Bharath Ratna' (1954), 'Lenin Award' of Soviet Union (1957) and several others.