The theme of 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐲 2023 is '𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩𝐬-𝐈𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐈𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞.' The day acts as a reminder of the country's technological advancements. Every year since 1999, the Technology Development Board (TDB) has commemorated the day by honouring technological innovations that have contributed to national growth. Schools, colleges, and universities organise events, seminars, and workshops to inspire and motivate students to take an interest in science and technology. The focus this year is ‘Integrated Approach in Science & Technology for a Sustainable Future’.
The program also marked the commencement of the celebration of the 25th year of National Technology Day, which was held from 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟏𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟒𝐭𝐡. The projects whose foundation stone was laid include 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥-𝐖𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐎𝐛𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 – India (LIGO-India), Hingoli; Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jatni, Odisha; and Platinum Jubilee Block of Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐎-𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚, to be developed in Hingoli, Maharashtra, will be one of the handfuls of Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave observatories in the world. It is an extremely sensitive interferometer with a 4-kilometer arm length capable of sensing gravitational waves generated during the merger of massive astrophysical objects such as black holes and neutron stars. The LIGO-India will work in synchronization with two observatories operating in the United States: one in 𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝, 𝐖𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐨𝐧, and the other in 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧, 𝐋𝐨𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚.