New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) A Nobel Memorial Wall on Indian Nobel laureates was inaugurated at Delhi Metro’s Rajiv Chowk station on Saturday.
The bilingual exhibition was jointly inaugurated by the embassy of Sweden and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) with its stated purpose of spreading awareness and inspiring young minds.
The panels, in digital format for the first time, contain brief portraits of Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman, Har Gobind Khorana, Mother Teresa, Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, Amartya Sen, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Kailash Satyarthi.
Ambassador of Sweden to India Harald Sandberg and DMRC chief Mangu Singh unveiled the wall exhibition together.
It will be on display till October 16 at the Rajiv Chowk and ITO stations as part of the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week celebrations.
Speaking on the occasion, Mangu Singh, managing director of DMRC, said: “It is a matter of pride for us to host the Nobel Memorial Wall with the Embassy of Sweden for fifth year in a row to honour our Nobel laureates.
“The contributions of our Nobel laureates have given India recognition all over the world. The Nobel Wall 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 at Rajiv Chowk and ITO Metro stations,” he added.
“The inauguration of the Nobel Wall at Rajiv Chowk has become a tradition to mark the beginning of the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week. I would like to thank DMRC for partnering with us in this initiative where we remember the Indian Nobel laureates for their contribution to the world,” said Sweden’s ambassador Harald Sandberg.