National Technology Day is celebrated on May 11 every year to mark the advancements in Indian technology. On this day, in the year 1999, India achieved a huge technological advancement when its first indigenous aircraft 'Hansa-3' was test flown at Bangalore. India also successfully test fired the Trishul missile on the same day. India also carried out three successful nuclear tests at Pokhran in Rajasthan on May 11.
To celebrate National Technology Day, Essar Foundation organized an event in Saraswati Sishu Mandir School at Nagwa village in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh. Students from standards VIII-X participated in the event that had two major sessions. The first session included talks on the significance of National Technology Day and the progress of technology in India. This was followed by an insightful session on the positive and negative impacts of the developments in technology.
Students then had to debate on the topic ‘Technology development - A curse or boon for society’. The participants put forward their points emphatically. The team in favor of technology as a boon had more points than the other group. Everyone enjoyed the session due to the high energy debating skills the children displayed. At the end of the event, prizes were distributed to all participants to encourage them.