On the National Technology Day commemorated to mark the anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the courage shown by the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In a message, the Prime minister tweeted, greetings to everyone, especially our industrious scientists and those passionate about technology, on National Technology Day.
He said the nation remains grateful to its scientists and the then political leadership for the courage shown in Pokhran in 1998. Since 1999, May 11 is commemorated as the National Technology Day to mark India’s scientific prowess and technological advancements. It was the same date in 1998 when India successfully conducted first among the five nuclear tests in Pokhran under the leadership of Vajpayee. The tests showcased India’s might to the entire world.