National Technology Day is observed to memorialise the nuclear test which was held in Pokhran on 11th of May, 1998, a matter of pride for all the citizens of India. The day also praises the significance of Science in our day to day lives

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his “gratitude” towards the scientists and their “efforts” that led to the “successful Pokhran tests in 1998” on the occasion of National Technology Day.