The International Day of Light is celebrated every year on 16th May to celebrate the role that light plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and also in the fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. The day also marks the anniversary of first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.
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The celebration of International Day of Light will enable various sectors of society worldwide to get indulge in activities that displays how science, technology, art and culture can help in achieving the goals of UNESCO i.e. building the foundation for peaceful societies.
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- Director-General of UNESCO: Audrey Azoulay.