The 47th Earth Day this year paved the way for a peculiar 'March for Science', which is the first step ever towards the global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our society.
The march is seen by international organisers as "a global effort to push back against a political climate that has become increasingly hostile toward sound, evidence-based science and its value to society."
The inaugural event took place in Washington DC at 9 a.m. on Saturday with scientists moving out of their labs and hitting the street to showcase their support for the march.
This march is being seen as the largest ever protest by advocates of science against US President Donald Trump as they fretted about the issue of science based policies being rejected by the politicians.
Climate change was the focal point of the March for Science, stimulated by dismissals of the issue by Trump and his top advisers. Supporters of march also expressed thier discontent over Trump's comment, calling climate change a 'haox'.
Joining the movement along with 600 cities across the world, India will too 'stand up for science'.
Two rallies in India are officially listed with the March for Science website, one at Coimbatore and the other at Hyderabad. Bhutan and Nepal have also signed up for the event.