National Technology Day 2021: Theme, history, quotes and significance

National Technology Day 2021: Theme, history, quotes and significance National Technology Day observed on May 11- (Photo: Pexels)

New Delhi: National Technology Day is celebrated every year on May 11. The day acts as a reminder of the nation’s technological advancements.

National Technology Day History

On May 11, 1998, India successfully fired an Operation Shakti missile at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan. The test was led by aerospace scientist and Former Indian President Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Later, Former Indian PM Late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpayee declared India as a nuclear state. This made India the sixth country to join the nuclear club of nations.

Since then, May 11 is celebrated as National Technology Day in India. Former Indian PM Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee coined the term to honour the contributions made by scientists.

National Technology Day Significance

The aim behind celebrating National Technology Day is to highlight the achievements of our scientists and engineers in the field of science and technology. The day also serves as a reminder for people to understand the importance of technological development.

National Technology Day Theme

This year the theme of the National Technology Day 2021 theme is ‘Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future’.

National Technology Day Quotes

”Our technology forces us to live mythically.” — Marshall McLuhan

“I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.” —Isaac Asimov

”We have to stop optimizing for programmers and start optimizing for users.” —Jeff Atwood

“It is supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button.” — John Brunner

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” —Arthur C. Clarke

“Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.” —Alan Kay

”You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” —Buckminster Fuller

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” — Albert Einstein


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