Prime Minister Saluted COVID-19 Warriors On National Technology Day
May 11is celebrated as National Technology Day as it was on this day in 1998 that India conducted Pokhran nuclear tests. From that day onwards, every year, 11th day of May is called National Technology Day.
PM’s address on National Technology Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his address for the country with praising the corona warriors including doctors, medical staff and others before moving the scientists for hailing their contribution towards the growth and development of the country.
The PM said that the scientists were leveraging technology to bring positive changes in the lives of the citizens of the country. He further said that the country remembered the landmark moment on May 11, 1998 when carried out nuclear explosions at Pokhran. The tests were conducted during the time of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the results showed that a strong political leadership can make a difference.
He shared a number of tweets to congratulate doctors and medical staff and police personnel in their efforts in tiding the increasing cases of coronavirus infection. Also, he said that the technology will help the humankind in creating a healthier and better planet.
National Technology Day
In 1998, India carried out five nuclear tests at an underground facility in Pokhran, Rajasthan. And these tests were extremely successful. These tests established India’s capability to make nuclear bombs and use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
On National Technology Day, the PM hoped that the technology would help the mankind to get freedom from the deadly coronavirus infection.