India Indian Diaspora Worker's Right

Learn about Indian Nobel laureates while on the go

JAIDEEP DEO BHANJ

(From left) Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC, Harald Sandberg, Ambassador of Sweden, Eivind S. Homme, Ambassador of Norway, and Sharat Sharma, director of operations, DMRC, jointly inaugurating the Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
The Hindu(From left) Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC, Harald Sandberg, Ambassador of Sweden, Eivind S. Homme, Ambassador of Norway, and Sharat Sharma, director of operations, DMRC, jointly inaugurating the Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

To refresh the public’s memory about Indian Nobel laureates, a Nobel Memorial Wall has been inaugurated at the Rajiv Chowk metro station.

Thousands of commuters visit the Rajiv Chowk metro station every day with a majority of them in a hurry to catch a train or to be the first to exit.

The large number of footfalls also means that if someone is looking to spread awareness or send out a message, it is the perfect place .

All one needs to do is to make it interesting enough for people to stop and spare a few minutes.

To refresh the public’s memory about Indian Nobel laureates, a Nobel Memorial Wall has been inaugurated at the Rajiv Chowk metro station.

The wall is an initiative of the Embassy of Sweden and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

The exhibition was inaugurated on Sunday morning by Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC, Eivind S. Homme, Ambassador of Norway to India, and Harald Sandberg, Ambassador of Sweden.

The wall exhibits portraits of Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman, Har Gobind Khorana, Mother Teresa, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Amartya Sen, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, and this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi.

While some of the laureates are well-known, the write-up below the portrait throws light on those winners whose life and work is known only to people in their field of work.

Mr. Singh said that the contributions of the Nobel laureates have given India a recognition across the world. “And the exhibition gives an opportunity to the youth to know more about our Nobel laureates while they are on the move.”

Pushpa Mitra, who takes the metro every day, says, “It has become a mechanical process. You just move with the sea of passengers at the station without bothering to observe what is around. Therefore, it came as a pleasant surprise on Sunday as that there was exhibition giving information about Indians who have won the Nobel Prize.”

She says she hardly has time to visit the numerous exhibitions in the city but if there is one on her way to office, she will surely take out five minutes to view a slice of art, culture, history, or a campaign.

The exhibition is part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2014 that will be on till November 1.

In its eighth edition, it will be held across 10 cities, and it is a multi-activity annual event organised by the Embassy of Sweden in India in cooperation with leading Swedish companies.

The week is observed in memory of Swedish innovator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel.

Leave a Reply