Nobel Wall Inaugurated at rajiv chowk metro station
The Embassy of Sweden and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Ltd today jointly inaugurated The Nobel Memorial Wall at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi. The aim of exhibiting this wall is to spread awareness about all the Nobel Laureates from India and can be seen at Rajiv Chowk and also at the NOIDA City Centre Metro Station during the week from 27th October to 2nd November 2012.
The Indian Nobel Laureates are being honoured as a part of the sixth edition of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week and a initiative undertaken by the DMRC. Mr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC and H.E. Mr. Harald Sandberg, Ambassador of Sweden to India unveiled the Wall.
On the occasion of the inauguration, Mr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC said: “It is a matter of pride for us to host the Nobel Memorial Wall with the Embassy of Sweden to honour our Nobel Laureates. The contributions of our Nobel laureates have given India recognition all over the world. The Nobel Wall on the Delhi Metro is a unique way to honour them. It also gives an opportunity to our youth to know about our Nobel Laureates while they are on the move.”
“I would like to thank DMRC for partnering with us in this initiative,” said H.E. Mr. Harald Sandberg, Ambassador of Sweden to India
“For six years now, The Embassy of Sweden and Swedish companies celebrate The Sweden India Memorial Week – where we pay tribute to the contribution of Alfred Nobel and the Indian Nobel Laureates, and highlight the importance of innovations. This year the theme is Co Creating the Future. What better way to begin that than to reach out to the 1.8 million commuters through the innovation in public transport system that has changed the face of New Delhi!’’
The Nobel Memorial Wall will have portraits of the seven Nobel Laureates from India: Rabindranath Tagore, CV Raman, Dr Hargobind Khorana, Mother Teresa, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Amartya Sen and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and provide details about their contribution to society and a panel each on Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes.