Why is National Technology Day so important for India
National Technology Day 2023 Every year on May 11, National Technology Day is celebrated in India. This day is considered a very proud day in Indian history because, on this day, India joined the list of nuclear-armed countries.
May 11 has great importance in Indian history. Let us tell you that on May 11, 1998, India successfully conducted the Pokhran nuclear tests. In this way, India worked to develop itself as a superpower on the global stage, which proved to be a milestone in India’s science and technology the world. National Technology Day is held on this particular day of the year. Since then, India has been setting new milestones in the growth and development of technology every year.
India showed nuclear power to the world
APJ Abdul Kalam was the leader of this test. The Indian Department of Research (ISRO) named this test Shakti, and this test was so powerful that when it was tested, a 5.3 Richter scale earthquake was also recorded in the nearby areas of Pokhran. Also, Read-Isro will launch the Geo Imaging Satellite GSLV-F10 on March 5.
After May 11, five Pokhran nuclear tests were conducted by India. For the first time in India, on May 11, 1998. India conducted three successful atomic tests under Operation Shakti at the Pokhran Test Range of the Indian Army in Rajasthan. After this, two more nuclear tests were conducted on May 13th, and the rest of the tests were done under the administration of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. In honor of this, on May 11, 1999, people all over the country held the first National Technology Day party.
APJ Abdul Kalam and Atal Vihari played an important role
The entire responsibility for this nuclear test was placed on APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as “Missile Man”. Also, the political will was shown by the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This mission was given the codename Operation Shakti. It was a secret operation, which was tested by protecting it from the eyes of the world.
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