National Technology Day

National Technology Day is a very special day for Indian Technology since 1999. It is so significant because India achieved a huge technological advancement on the day. The first, indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown at Bangalore on this day. Not only this, India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day. India also executed three successful nuclear tests, carried out at Pokhran, in Rajasthan May 11.

11th May, 1998,that India achieved a major technological breakthrough by successfully carrying out series of nuclear tests at Pokhran. Also the first, indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown from Bangalore on this day and India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day. Considering the technological advancements,  the then Prime Minister, Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, declared 11th May to be celebrated as National Technology Day every year. Technology Day is celebrated as a symbol of quest for scientific inquiry, technological creativity and the translation of that quest in the integration of Science, Society and Industry. This day is also celebrated to honour technological innovations and their successful commercialization which takes the fruits of  research to reach to people at large. Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) is co-ordinating the State level activities in connection with the observance of National Technology Day. Proposals from academic institutions such as VHSS/ Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Polytechnic Colleges, Engineering Colleges, University Department of Engineering Sciences, Research Organizations, Registered NGOs etc, in the Kerala State are selected for the celebration of National Technology Day. The programmes are planned to generate awareness among the students, academia, general public, etc. about the importance of  Technology Day through lectures, seminars, Quiz programmes, exhibitions, elocution etc.

May Day

International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries, and often referred to as May Day,  is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

The date was chosen by a pan-national organization of socialist and communist political parties to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on 4 May 1886.  The 1904 Sixth Conference of the Second International, called on “all Social Democratic Party organisations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on the First of May for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace.”.