May 11: National Technology Day
National Technology Day was celebrated across India on 11 May 2016. The function on this regard was presided over by the President Pranab Mukherjee in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
The theme for celebrations of the Technology Day 2016 is Technology enablers of Startup India.
Nation celebrates this day as a tribute to our scientists for their numerous accomplishments and innovations that have boosted National growth and identity.
The day commemorates the anniversary of first of the five tests of Operation Shakti (Pokhran-II) nuclear test which was held on 11 May 1998 in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
Other than Pokhran nuclear test, first indigenous aircraft Hansa-3 was also test flown at Bangalore and a successful test firing of the Trishul missile was conducted on May 11.
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