The "World Science Day" for Peace and Development (WSDPD) will be held on November 10 to raise awareness of science worldwide.
Science for global sustainability, interconnectedness, collaboration, transformation,Building peace. Stopping violence, saving lives, healing shattered communities.
Established by UNESCO in 2001, the objectives of World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) are:
To strengthen public awareness on the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies.
To promote national and international solidarity for a shared science between countries.
To renew national and international commitment for the use of science for the benefit of societies.
To draw attention to the challenges faced by science and raise support for the scientific endeavour.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) works with people, government agencies and organizations to promote the WSDPD each year.
On the occasion, events are organized to highlight important role of science in peace and development. Besides, classroom discussions are arranged to emphasize how science and technology affect daily life.
World Science Day Schools Programme is one of the key activities conducted by the National Science Foundation to popularize science amongst school children to cultivate an appreciation of the value of science, scientific method, technology and the integral role that science play in modern society.
World Science Day schools Competitions:
National Olympiad Competition.
Science Research Project Competition.
National winners of the Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair.
NSF award for teachers award for promoting science amongst school children.
National award for popularization of science.
Star Rating awards for school science societies based on their performance.