National Technology Day 2024: Is Science & Technology greater than Spirituality? 

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Last Updated on 11 May 2024 IST | National Technology Day is observed on May 11 annually to remind the national technological achievements of Indian scientists and engineers. The Technology Development Board (TDB) celebrates the day to honor technological innovations for national growth. Supreme God Kabir is the sole power and His devotion empowers the individual soul to possess a part of it. Take a refuge of Enlightened Sant Rampal Ji and adopt Sat-Bhakti to enjoy Supreme Reality powers.  

National Technology Day 2024 Highlights

  • National Technology Day (NTD) is observed on May 11 annually
  • India is observing its 32nd National Technology Day this year
  • On this day in 1998 the nation test-fired the Shakti-I nuclear missile at Pokhran
  • NTD marks India recognised the sixth nation to develop nuclear weapons
  • NTD highlights the achievements of engineers and scientists 
  • The day reminds the country’s technological advancements
  • The theme in 2024 is “From Schools to Startups: Igniting Young Minds to Innovate
  • No power is greater than the divine power bestowed by SatGuru Rampal Ji Maharaj

Aim of National Technology Day

The National Technology Day converges on acknowledging and celebrating the accomplishments and inventions of Indian scientists and technologists. It remembers India’s science and technology that made enormous contributions to humanity with its pronounced inventions.

National Technology Day 2024 Date

National Technology Day is commemorated on May 11 each year as an annual event to mark India’s entry into the elite group of countries with nuclear power.

National Technology Day 2024 Theme

The 2024 National Technology Day theme, “From Schools to Startups: Igniting Young Minds to Innovate,” focuses on developing a culture of innovation among young Indians. This year’s theme extends beyond scientific achievements to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and digital leaders. By kindling young brains’ enthusiasm in STEM subjects, India can secure its long-term technological prosperity.

Union minister of State Science and technology, Minister of Earth Sciences, Mos PMO, P, Public Grievance, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has unveiled the theme of the year 2023.The theme of National Technology Day 2023 was “Atal Tinkering Labs”. As always, the theme of this day typically lies around science and technology. This theme is aimed to ignite the young minds and boost the idea of innovative start-ups and entrepreneurship. This day acknowledges the achievement and efforts of Scientists and Engineers.

History of National Technology Day

The Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee conceived this appellation to mark the contributions made by Indian scientists. On May 11, 1998, the nation successfully launched and tested the Shakti-I nuclear missile at an Army test range at Pokhran in the Rajasthan state of India. On May 13, the nation organized two more nuclear tests two days later in the continuity of the same operation. 

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was heading the team that conducted the nuclear tests. India became the sixth nation to join the elite club of nuclear power nations. The First time, NTD was commemorated on May 11, 1999. Since then, the Technology Development Board pays respect and honors to the scientists and engineers for their technological inventions. These innovations have considerably enhanced utility to national progress. 

Significance of National Technology Day

The National Technology Day is significant for India’s glory as the nation conducted the nuclear tests on May 11, 1998. This test made India capable of developing Thermonuclear weapons and fission bombs indigenously. These tests were guided by distinguished aerospace scientists and the then principal scientific advisor to PM, APJ Abdul Kalam.

The Indian Army, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMDER), and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) collaborated to make the nuclear test happen. The day is significant, as on May 11 first-ever indigenous aircraft Hansa-1 tested flight and the DRDO tested the surface-to-air Trishul Missile. 

National Technology Day 2024 Quotes

  • Supreme God Kabir possess the WORD power that yields everything
  • The scientist could not unfold even a minute part of Supreme’s technology
  • “Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.” —Alan Kay
  • “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” — Albert Einstein
  • “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” —Arthur C. Clarke
  • “Our technology forces us to live mythically.” — Marshall McLuhan
  • “I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.” —Isaac Asimov 

Technology for War And Unrest Or God’s Devotion For Salvation?

There is no doubt that humans have made a lot of progress in the field of science and technology. These innovations have consumed a lot of labour, money and time, or rather wasted. Needless to mention humans need nothing but two meals. The investment in time, labour and money everywhere does not yield many fruits. Ignorantly, humans made efforts in science to develop shortcuts to save time and achieve better comfort. 

But the same efforts, if invested in Sat-Bhakti can result in any kind of achievement. Why do we choose nuclear weapons, war and unrest and why not God’s devotion to attain salvation? Today, the development of nuclear weapons proves that man chose war for defense as well as attack for expansion. Years after the war,  laments of women and children are heard, and only the remnants of humanity are left behind.

The Greatest Power is The Supreme God, Kavir Dev

It is worth noting that we considered the greatest power to be the one having nuclear power, but that is our ignorance. The greatest power is the Supreme God, Kavir Dev, all other powers of this universe are incomplete. The Supreme Father possesses absolute powers. We have created problems for ourselves by not adopting true devotion and by forgetting our Supreme Father.

Today, powerful countries around the world have nuclear powers that are considered as the greatest, but have they not proved powerless to a small invisible virus? Is the virus bigger than nuclear power? Can nuclear powers cancel our subsequent births? Can they change the account of our virtuous and sin deeds? Can these powers prevent the death of a human being? Definitely not.

Jagatguru Rampal Ji Maharaj Is The Only Enlightened Sant

Why, then, should humans invest their time and labour in worldly powers? Today, the whole world needs to bow down to the supreme power who can do everything. But we have not yet recognized Him and His key messages. The absolute Supreme Reality is Kabir Saheb. All scriptures prove this very fact. Yes, He is the same God who had descended and played the role of a weaver at Kashi in Uttar Pradesh for 120 years.The ignorant people attempted to tie Him with cannon shells, but the attempts to kill God Kabir were merely foolish.

Every little bit of this universe is a slave to the Supreme God. Today, Jagatguru Rampal Ji Maharaj is the only Enlightened Sant in the world. Take Naam Diksha (Initiation) from Him without wasting even a minute to get worldly happiness and later Salvation, by clicking here to fill the initiation from. For more information visit Satlok Ashram YouTube Channel. Read the Sacred Book Gyan Ganga for a better understanding of Sat-Gyan.

FAQ about National Technology Day 2024

When is National Technology Day celebrated?

National Technology Day is celebrated on 11th of May every year.

Who declared 11th May as National Technology Day.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, The former president of India announced this day as National Technology Day.

What is the theme of National Technology Day 2024?

The theme of National Technology Day 2024 is “From Schools to Startups: Igniting Young Minds to Innovate”.

Why National Technology Day is celebrated?

National Technology Day is celebrated to mark the achievements made in the field of Science and Technology.

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