Kerala witnessed a day for Science, yesterday.Yesterday, 14th of November, was celebrated as a day for Science in Kerala. This day is celebrated regularly as Children's day, remembering the first Prime Minister of Independent India who loved children very much. He was also a person who believed in science and it's role in the development of our nation.
Similarly 7th November is also a special day because it is the birthday of the Indian Scientist who brought Nobel Prize in Science (Physics). Though not Indian another Nobel laureate Madam Curie was also born on the same day. This year is 150th birth year of Madame Curie. She was awarded the Nobel Prize twice, one in Chemistry and other in Physics. She had a very difficult life and had to fight for doing her scientific works leading to the highest awards. This year throughout the world this day is celebrated honouring this great scientist.
In Kerala, the week 7th to 14th was celebrated with science classes for the public as well as for students. It was aimed to propagate scientific temper among the people. Jawaharlal Nehru was all for creating this temper among the people. He gave much importance to science.
Thus connecting these two days 7th and 14th a week was set apart for conducting science classes in as many places as possible. The last day, 14th, a Science rally was also organized in the head quarters of all the 14 districts of Kerala.After the rally a public meeting also was conducted with senior scientists speaking on related subjects. Thousands of people attended in all these programmes. Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishath, State Education department, State Library Council and several other organization joined together to make it a grand success.