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National Technology Day 2022 : Theme

National Technology Day 2022 : Theme

Since 1999, May 11 is celebrated as National Technology Day to mark India’s technological advancements.

  • The theme of Year 2022 is: “Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”.

Significance of the day:

  • On May 11, 1998, India detonated three nuclear bombs in the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range.
  • Dr APJ Abdul Kalam lead the Indian team of scientists to successfully test-fire the Shakti-1 nuclear missile at Rajasthan’s Pokhran test range.
  • Two days later, the country successfully tested two more nuclear weapons as a part of the same Pokhran-II/Operation Shakti initiative.
  • After these tests Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared India a nuclear state, making it the sixth country to join the ‘nuclear club’ of nations.
  • Hansa 3, India’s first indigenous aircraft was first tested on the same day in 1998 in Bangalore.
  • Successful test firing of Trishul, a short range missile made in India, was also done on the same day.
  • On the occasion of National Technology day, TDB hosts scientific-technology based webinars and felicitate individuals for excellent works in the field of Science and Technology every year.
  • Established in 1996, TDB is a statutory body that works under the Department of Science and Technology, GOI.
  • It also provides financial assistance for concerns of Indian industries and other agencies for commercialization of indigenized technologies or adoption of imported technologies for wider domestic applications.