Since 1999, May 11 is celebrated as National Technology Day. This day marks India’s technological advancements. It is so huge in light of the fact that India accomplished an enormous technical progression on the day. The principal, indigenous airship “Hansa-3” was test flown at Bangalore on this day. Not just this, India likewise performed fruitful test terminating of the Trishul rocket around the same time. India additionally executed three fruitful nuclear tests, done at Pokhran, in Rajasthan May 11.
Here are a couple of things you have to think about this day:
Hansa 3, India’s first indigenous airship was first tried around the same time in 1998 in Bangalore.
Hansa 3 was the first of its kind two-seater general avionics plane utilized for flight preparing and individual flying.
Fruitful test of Trishul, a short-range rocket made in India, was additionally done around the same time.
The rocket was created as a piece of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program by the Defense Research and Development Organization.
On May 11, 1998, India exploded three atomic bombs in the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range.
After two days, on May 13, 1998, two more atomic bombs were tried, after which then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee proclaimed India an undeniable atomic state. This operation was called ‘Operation Shakti’ and it made India the sixth nation to join the atomic club.
Consistently, on this day, the Technology Development Board of India honors different people with national honors for their commitment to indigenous innovation.
Indian government constituted the Technology Development Board (TDB) in September 1996, under the Technology Development Board Act, 1995, as a statutory body, to advance improvement and commercialization of indigenous innovation and adjustment of imported innovation for more extensive application.
You can visit offical Site of Technology Development Board here.
Theme for National Technology Day 2017 is “Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth“