No­bel Prize Se­ries Ex­hi­bi­tion to in­spire young minds

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The Govern­ment of Gu­jarat in as­so­ci­a­tion with FICCI or­ga­nized the in­au­gu­ra­tion of 'No­bel Prize Se­ries Ex­hi­bi­tion' in Ahmed­abad on Jan­uary 9, 2017, to in­spire young minds and set the path for sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy pow­er­ing in­no­va­tion and growth in the coun­try. This is un­der the tri­par­tite MoU signed by No­bel Me­dia AB (Swe­den); the Govern­ment of In­dia (De­part­ment of Biotech­nol­ogy of the Min­istry of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy); and the Govern­ment of Gu­jarat (De­part­ment of Sci­ence & Tech­nol­ogy De­part­ment).

Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi in­au­gu­rated the ex­hi­bi­tion in the pres­ence of nine No­bel Lau­re­ates in­clud­ing Dr Venka­tra­man Ra­makr­ish­nan, In­dian ori­gin win­ner of the No­bel prize for Chem­istry in 2009; Dr Wil­liam E. Moener of Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity who won the No­bel prize for chem­istry in 2014 and Dr Randy Schek­man who won the No­bel prize for medicine or phys­i­ol­ogy in 2013. Other sci­en­tists present dur­ing Vi­brant Gu­jarat Global Summit 2017 in­cluded No­bel Lau­re­ate in Phys­i­ol­ogy or Medicine in 1993, Dr. Richard J Roberts; No­bel Prize Win­ner in Phys­i­ol­ogy or Medicine of 1989,

Dr. Harold Var­mus; 2004 No­bel Prize Win­ner in Physics Dr. David J Gross, also a mem­ber of the In­dian Acad­emy of Sci­ence; 2012 No­bel Prize Win­ner in Physics, Dr. Serge Haroche and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hart­mut Michel, who re­ceived the 1988 No­bel Prize in Chem­istry.

The ses­sion with No­bel Lau­re­ates started with the un­veil­ing of 'The Plaque of No­bel Path'. The hand-prints of the nine No­bel Lau­re­ates were cap­tured and will be on dis­play per­ma­nently at the sci­ence city and will be­come a long serv­ing in­spi­ra­tion for youth. The ex­hi­bi­tion was fol­lowed by sem­i­nars for school chil­dren, col­lege stu­dents and re­searchers dur­ing the next five weeks.

Dhanan­jay Dwivedi, Sec­re­tary, De­part­ment of Sci­ence & Tech­nol­ogy, Govern­ment of Gu­jarat, said, “The No­bel ex­hi­bi­tion will in­spire thou­sands of young stu­dents and will drive in­no­va­tion in sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, fur­ther fu­elling the growth of Gu­jarat and the na­tion.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tured con­tent from No­bel Me­dia on five themes, in­clud­ing the No­bel Prize and Al­fred No­bel be­sides ex­hibits on No­bel Prize over decades, No­bel Prize in our daily lives and No­bel Prize and the Fu­ture. The ex­hibits in­cluded unique doc­u­ments and ob­jects, artis­tic in­ter­pre­ta­tions and a unique ex­hi­bi­tion known as TAG – The Touch Art Gallery that al­lows peo­ple to zoom into im­ages, ex­plore ad­di­tional facts and sto­ries and even trans­late doc­u­ments.

The event was at­tended by mem­bers of the No­bel Foun­da­tion, Diplo­mats from Brazil, France, Den­mark, Swe­den and se­nior mem­bers from the Govern­ment of In­dia and aca­demics, stu­dents and cor­po­rates.

Naren­dra Modi, Prime Min­is­ter of In­dia.

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