After a successful first edition, the second edition of the Nobel Prize Series-India is all set to kick off tomorrow at the Kala Academy in Panaji, Goa. The event is jointly organized by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, India along with the Government of Goa and Nobel Media AB.
Initiated in 2017, after a formal MoU between DBT and Nobel Media AB, the Nobel Prize Series is a unique annual event that will host a combination of lectures, conferences, exhibitions, roundtables and other meeting spaces, providing a unique opportunity for students, researchers and the common man to interact with Nobel Laureates and eminent scientists from India and abroad. The Nobel Prize Series aims to stimulate creative thinking among the attendees by bringing together Nobel Laureates, other experts and lifelong learners. It may be recalled that the first edition of the series was held as a part of Vibrant Gujarat in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in 2017 and saw participation from the enormous student and researcher community from the country.
“The Nobel Prize Series provides a great platform for all audiences interested in science, by giving an opportunity to learn from Nobel Laureates. The talks, exhibitions and lectures pave a way for inspiring many young minds to pursue science education and bring the best out of them” remarks Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Secretary, DBT talking about the importance of the programme.
This year, the event will see the inaugration ceremony of the Nobel Prize Series - India 2018 by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Manohar Parrikar, a science exhibition and an interactive display of past Nobel Laureates and their work and discoveries, along with a history of the Nobel Prize. This will be followed by an interactive round table on “What Industry can do for scientists and scientists for Industry - and why” with the Nobel Laureates, industry heads, educationists, scientists and government officials participating in it.
This year will also feature, Ek Pradarshini – The Best of Indian Science, a creative showcase of some of the best scientists from the diverse field of science and engineering India has produced. The exhibition will showcase their contributions, which have added to the global knowledgebase of science and helped advance their respective fields immensely.