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To spread awareness about Nobel Laureates from India, Nobel Memorial Wall gets inaugurated at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

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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Trinidad Pays Respect to V.S. Naipaul

Naipaul went to study at Oxford University, having won a scholarship, and was knighted by Her Majesty, the Queen in 1990.

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People in this Caribbean nation on Sunday mourned the death of their national-icon and Noble laureate V.S. Naipaul, with many calling him “one of greatest gifts to the world”. Naipaul, born in Chaguanas town of Trinidad, died on Saturday evening.

Three newspapers gave prominence to Naipaul’s death with front page articles as his death was announced on Saturday.

He was just a few days shy of his 86th birthday, and Prime Minister Keith Rowley highly praised the late author.

“He was unwavering in his resolve to tell his stories as he saw fit. Moreover, his strength of character was responsible in no small part for his renowned success”.

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Rowley said: “This proud son of Trinidad and Tobago established himself as an icon in the literary arts on the global stage and his world renowned achievements caused his birthplace to shine in a positive light.”

Naipaul’s career commenced in the 1950s and he quickly distinguished himself as a writer of considerable skill and during the 1970s his writings focused on post colonial culture in the Caribbean.

Former Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs feels that Naipaul’s work should be a focus of study in the subject of international relations as his writing demonstrated his concerns on colonialism and neo-colonialism.

“This should be the focus for further and advanced studies as the whole concept of international relations has taken new paradigms and awareness.

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Jerome Teelucksingh, senior lecturer in University of the West Indies, described Naipaul as a “genius”.

“Naipaul had certain talents and certain gifts and sometimes he came across harsh, crude, he had idiosyncratic behavior, some people saw him as eccentric or odd, but we have to remember that sometimes being a genius comes with certain flaws. We have to recognize the genius and also recognize the flaws within the genius,” Teelucksingh said.

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Naipaul went to study at Oxford University, having won a scholarship, and was knighted by Her Majesty, the Queen in 1990, and in 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.He also received this country’s highest award, the Trinity Cross. (IANS)