Science is an important part of our everyday life. It impacts everything that we do on daily basis. Therefore in order to highlight the importance and significance of science in our society, the World Science Conference that took place in Budapest in 1999 decided that there was a need of a new compact between us and science. This is how the world science day came into existence. The day aims to strengthen the bond between our society and science. It helps educate the public about the ongoing innovation and discoveries that are taking place in science. Science leads us to peace and development. It not only makes our daily lives easier but also educates us about the planet we call home. Due to the importance that science holds in our society, The United Nations in their 2001 General Assembly decided to hold a World Science Day for Peace and Development on the 10th of November every year. The day was first celebrated in 2002.
How to observe it?
Each year the day has a specific theme which highlights a section of science. Universities and science centers hold open days and educate the young about the significant role that science plays in development and creating peace. Scientific discoveries are discussed and debates are held in classrooms and libraries. Science museums are packed with people and launching of new technology takes place on this day.