India Hosts First Nobel Prize Series in Ahmedabad
The first Nobel Prize Series is being held in Ahmedabad in conjunction with the biennial summit of Vibrant Gujarat in India.
The dialogue is part of the Nobel Prize Series, India 2017, formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 9th of January.
The Nobel Prize Series Science Exhibition, also inaugurated by the Prime Minister at the Science City in Ahmedabad, is a five-week long Science Exhibition being set up by the Nobel Foundation, with exhibits from the Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.
As a run-up to these events, a nationwide Ideathon contest was organised that invited ideas from students that could address any challenges faced by society.
The ideas were reviewed by a panel of experts and about 150 students from across the country were selected and have been invited to participate and meet with the Nobel Laureates.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed last year by Nobel Media and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India for hosting Nobel Prize Series in India for the next five years.
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After this agreement, a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Department of Biotechnology of Government of India, the Government of Gujarat, and the Nobel Media.
Accordingly, the first of the Nobel Prize Series, India 2017 is being held as a prelude to Vibrant Gujarat to demonstrate how science and discovery underpins all enterprise and human well-being under the overall theme of “Science Impacts Lives”.
As a part of the Nobel Prize Series, India 2017 lectures are also to be held in Delhi and Bengaluru on 12th and 13th January, 2017.
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