Last Updated on 9 November 2023 IST | World Science Day for Peace and Development is commemorated to bring out the relevance and significance of science in our daily lives. This day gives prominence to the importance of science in society. As science is closely related to every aspect of society, hence it also emphasizes the importance of engaging the general public in discussions about how science can benefit society. It is now very easy for us to develop our societies with science and technology as our tool to execute the same. Let us know about the day in detail.
World Science Day for Peace and Development: Highlights
- World Science Day for Peace and Development is observed every year on the 10th of November.
- It emphasizes the importance of scientists in broadening our understanding about daily scope of science and technology in our day to day lives.
- On November 10, 2002, the first World Science Day for Peace and Development was observed.
- “Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development” is the theme of World Science Day for Peace and Development 2023.
- The theme aims at encouraging sustainable development at the level of the general public by the application of science and technology in their lives.
World Science Day for Peace and Development 2023: Date & Timing
Every year on the 10th of November, World Science Day for Peace and Development is observed.
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It brings out the importance of scientists in widening our understanding of the amazing, fragile earth we call home and in making our civilizations more sustainable.
World Science Day for Peace and Development 2023 Theme
This year’s World Science Day for Peace and Development theme is “Building Trust In Science” The goal is to bring science closer to society by emphasizing key scientific aspects so as to encourage sustainable development among common people.
History & Background
Under the auspices of UNESCO, The first World Science Day for Peace and Development was observed on the 10th of November, 2002. Since its inception in 2001 by UNESCO, World Science Day for Peace and Development has emerged in a plethora of concrete programs, funding, and projects for science around the planet.
World Science Day for Peace and Development is an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of science in people’s lives and engage them in debate. The event was a successful result of the 1999 World Conference on Science in Budapest. Every year, it was seen as an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment to achieve the goals outlined in the Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge.
World Science Day: Significance & Aims
The commemoration of World Science Day for Peace and Development honors the journey that has been made as well as the path that will be taken in the future. The bricks of purpose that make up the path are just as important as the path itself. This day’s goals include emphasizing the role of science in creating a sustainable society, promoting scientific methods and their application to achieve peace, and facing the challenges of the journey with commitment and focus.
Science, as we all know, is the foundation of information and knowledge. As a result, one of the goals of commemorating this day is to increase societal awareness and knowledge. After 2 decades of acknowledging the day, the planet was hit by a pandemic, and the day’s goals became an essential culmination. As a result, the theme for the 2020 World Science Day for Peace and Development has been chosen as ‘Science for and with Society in dealing with the global pandemic.’
Although the pandemic is still there, its effect is not on such a large scale, hence this year’s theme focuses on bringing in Sustainable development by encouraging the application of science and technology among common people.
World Science Day Celebrations
UNESCO has organized an online web seminar grouping six scientists from around the globe and from different fields of basic science. The webinar will allow them to explain their role in encouraging sustainable development through their research in basic science. It will be in three languages: English, French and Spanish.
However one can participate in World Science Day at their own level by organizing motivational lectures and visits to laboratories or showing regular ways to encourage sustainable development through volunteers. As science is involved in our day to day lives. Hence understanding it is vital and important for us.
Science, Man-made or God Given?
Presently when we are standing in the 21st century and we have gone past 20 centuries. In these 20 centuries we haven’t witnessed such a development in science and technology that we are witnessing now. Out of our grave ignorance we have considered that this is our creation and we think of it as a man-made asset. But we are heavily mistaken.
Science is a gift of Supreme God Kabir to us so as to identify Him in this cage of Satan(Kaal Brahm) which will help us in attaining salvation with ease through His Complete Saint. Have you ever wondered that man has been here since centuries and hasn’t been able to develop such technology before? Why? It is because of the fact that it is to be given at that point of time when humanity will be on the verge of extinction and people will understand the value of God. Hence it is given in this era by God Kabir.
Only Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Can Ensure Global Peace and Development
Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji from Haryana, India is the only Complete Saint and incarnation of Almighty God Kabir Himself. Almighty God Kabir is Omnipotent and has limitless power. Nothing is impossible for Supreme God Kabir. He can ensure Global peace and development in the entire world, which science alone can never attain. Readers who are interested in Science and Technology should watch the sermons of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj on the Satlok Ashram Youtube channel and understand the Tatvagyan (Supreme Knowledge).
World Science Day Quotes
- Science is incomplete without spirituality.
- “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant
- “Science does not know its debt to imagination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” – Carl Sagan
World Science Day For Peace And Development FAQ
Answer: Paris, France
Answer: Dr. C.V. Raman
Answer: Science works as a concrete foundation by bringing in concrete solutions. All the sectors of development like education, healthcare, transportation and others are dependent on Science and Technology.
Answer: Although we think that Science is man-made but still Science is God given as it is being given at a time when it is to be used in propagating true spiritual knowledge.