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The Wall at Rajiv Chowk Metro station is designed and installed in a digital format this year displaying information about the contributions of the Nobel laureates

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New Delhi, October 1, 2016: In consonance with the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week that has got underway, a Nobel Memorial Wall was inaugurated at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station here on Saturday.

The Wall was inaugurated by Swedish Ambassador Harald Sandberg and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director Mangu Singh.

“The aim of exhibiting this wall is to spread further awareness about all the Nobel laureates from India and their contributions to the society,” the Swedish embassy said in a statement.

“The wall will be on display from October 1 to 7 at Rajiv Chowk and Noida City Centre Metro stations,” it stated.

Rajiv Chowk Metro. Wikimedia
Rajiv Chowk Metro. Wikimedia

The Wall at Rajiv Chowk Metro station is designed and installed in a digital format this year displaying information about the contributions of the Nobel laureates.

“The Wall will also have an audio commentary giving insights into the work of Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman, Hargobind Khorana, Mother Teresa, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Amartya Sen, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Kailash Satyarthi in English,” the statement said.

The 10th edition of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week started from Saturday.

The annual event showcases the sustainability and innovations of Sweden and Swedish companies and comprises events ranging from seminars and panel discussions to competitions for students and cultural performances.

These events are being held across Indore, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Guwahati and New Delhi.

Ambassador Sandberg said that the highlight of this year’s Nobel Memorial Week will be the visit of Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan who will meet Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy and Coal Piyush Goyal.

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week is held in memory of Swedish innovator and philanthropist Alfred Nobel to celebrate Indian Nobel laureates and is organised in cooperation with leading Swedish companies in India.

The theme for the 10th edition of the Week is “Sweden Makes in India”, including sustainability and innovation.

“The Nobel Week is a great platform to strengthen cooperation and deepen relations between the two countries. India and Sweden do share common basic values and interests and, at the same time, we see a great potential to take inspiration from each other and expand our cooperation across a range of sectors,” Sandberg said. (IANS)

 

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Displaced Syrian children look out from their tents at Kelbit refugee camp, near the Syrian-Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria, Jan. 17, 2018. VOA

Countries should spend more on schooling and less on weapons to ensure that children affected by war get an education, a child rights summit heard Monday.

The gathering in Jordan was told that a common thread of war was its devastating impact in keeping children out of school.

Indian Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who founded the summit, said ensuring all children around the world received a primary and secondary education would cost another $40 billion annually — about a week’s worth of global military expenditure.

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Nobel Peace Prize laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai listen to speeches during the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo, Dec. 10, 2014. VOA

“We have to choose whether we have to produce guns and bullets, or we have to produce books and pencils to our children,” he told the second Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit that gathers world leaders and Nobel laureates.

Global military expenditure reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2016, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said last year 27 million children were out of school in conflict zones.

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“We want safe schools, we want safe homes, we want safe countries, we want a safe world,” said Satyarthi, who shared the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai for his work with children.

Jordan’s Prince Ali bin al-Hussein told the summit, which focused on child refugees and migrants affected by war and natural disasters, that education was “key,” especially for “children on the move.”

“Education can be expensive, but never remotely as close to what is being spent on weapons. … They [children] are today’s hope for a better future,” he told the two-day summit.

Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a nonprofit group, described the number of Syrian refugees not in school in the Middle East as “shocking” as the war enters its eighth year.

Kennedy cited a report being released Tuesday by the KidsRights Foundation, an international children’s rights group, which found 40 percent of school-aged Syrian children living in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq cannot access education. VOA