Nobel Prize Series Exhibition to inspire young minds
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.