Which Industries Would Get National Awards For Indigenous Technologies On National Technology Day 2022?

Celebrations Of National Technology Day

National Technology Day 2022 will be celebrated on 11 May with the theme of “Integrated Approach in Science & Technology for Sustainable Future”. Union Minister Jitendra Singh launched the theme to begin the celebrations.


• National Technology Day is celebrated on 11 May every year
• It is observed to honor India’s scientists and their achievements
• Celebrations include the announcement of National Awards for the commercialization of technologies

History Of National Technology Day

History Of National Technology Day

The National Technology Day was started in 1998 at the behest of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. 11 May 1998 is a special day in the history of India. It was on that day that the country conducted a series of successful nuclear tests at Pokhran and then PM Vajpayee announced celebrations of all the hard work and efforts put the scientific community of India in the development of new technologies.

Also, the day coincides with the flight of India’s first indigenous aircraft, Hansa-3, in Bengaluru. The aircraft took its first flight when the nuclear tests were conducted in Pokhran.

Significance of National Technology Day

Every year, Technology Development Board invites applications for National awards for the commercialization of technologies. The awards are given under three broad categories – National Awards, MSME awards, and Startup awards.

Industries working in the development of indigenous technologies are asked to come forward and show their work. Also, the industries have to describe the commercial use of the technologies they are working on. Selected industries are awarded for developing indigenous technologies.

Celebrations Of National Technology Day

Celebrations Of National Technology Day

The day is celebrated by honoring eminent scientists of the country. Industries are also awarded for developing innovative technologies for commercial uses. Schools organize science quizzes to encourage students to take … Read more

Mahashivratri 2022: Significance, Observance, And Quotes For Blessings

Mahashivratri 2022

Mahashivratri is the biggest celebration of Lord Shiva in the Hindu calendar. Devotees of Lord Shiva observe visit Shiva temples to offer fruits and milk to the Shiva Lingum. Mahashivratri is celebrated as a festival with educational institutions and offices remaining close to allow people to celebrate the festival with enthusiasm.

When Is Mahashivratri Celebrated?

The festival falls on the 13th night and 14th day of the New Moon. According to the Hindu calendar, Mahashivratri 2022 will be celebrated on the 1st of March. Shiva temples are decorated to celebrate the “Great Night of Shiva” as devotees would start visiting temples early in the morning to offer their prayers.

How Is Mahashivratri Celebrated?

The celebration starts with taking a ritual bath followed by a visit to a temple and offering seasonal fruits and milk to Lord Shiva. Milk mixed with water, Ganga Jal, honey, and sugar is poured over Shiva Lingum. It is the ritual bath offered to Lord Shiva. Also, devotees offer Bel Patri, Bel Patthar, and Dhatoora fruits to Shiva Lingum.

Mahashivratri 2022

Devotees observe fast on Mahashivratri. They eat only fruits and drink milk. The fast is broken at dawn after offering prayers to Lord Shiva. In this fast, devotees are allowed to eat vegetarian food of their choice.

What Is The Significance Of Mahashivratri?

According to mythology, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati on Mahashivratri and performed Tandava dance in the night. Unmarried women worship Goddess Parvati also called Gaura to get blessings of a healthy and prosperous married life. Gaura is the Goddess of Grants and she pleases with whatever devotees offer to her.

Mahashivratri Quotes And Messages

Devotees also send best wishes for Mahashivratri to family, friends, and relatives. They use modern means of communication like … Read more