Today, in the nation’s capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off the festivities commemorating National Technology Day 2023 with the official opening of the program. The beginning of the celebration of the 25th year of National Technology Day, which will be celebrated from May 11-14, was also highlighted by the program as the beginning of the celebration. The Minister of Defence, Rajnath Singh, as well as the Minister of the Union, Dr. Jitendra Singh, were both present at the occasion.
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In addition, the Prime Minister lay the foundation stone for several projects relating to scientific and technical growth in the country and dedicated them to the nation. The total cost of these projects was over 5800 crore rupees.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory-India (LIGO-India), located in Hingoli; the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, located in Jatni, Odisha; and the Platinum Jubilee Block of Tata Memorial Hospital, located in Mumbai are the three projects that have had their foundation stones placed.
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a former Prime Minister of India, initiated the celebration of National Technology Day in 1999 in order to recognize Indian scientists, engineers, and technicians who had worked for India’s scientific and technological improvement and guaranteed the successful conduct of Pokhran tests in May 1998. This was done in recognition of their contributions to India’s scientific and technological development. Since that time, National Technology Day has been celebrated annually on May 11 of each year. Every year, the festivities are centered on a novel and original concept.