To commemorate the announcement of the discovery of the “Raman effect,” the Indian government declared February 28 to be National Science Day in 1986. More information about CV Raman and his revolutionary discovery can be found here. Physicist Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman was from Tamil Nadu. In 1930, he won the Physics Nobel Prize for his work in light scattering. Raman effect was the name given to this phenomenon. He received the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 1954. Edu World believes that the primary goal of this day is to raise awareness of the role that science plays in everyday life and to open up new possibilities.