Delhi: Nobel Memorial Wall inaugurated at Rajiv Chowk Metro station

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2014 18:27 IST

The Embassy of Sweden and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday jointly inaugurated 'The Nobel Memorial Wall' at Rajiv Chowk Metro station in Delhi.

"The aim of exhibiting this wall is to spread further awareness about all the Nobel laureates from India and will be on display from the October 26 to November 1," a DMRC spokesperson said.

The Nobel Memorial Wall exhibits portraits of Rabindranath Tagore, C V Raman, Dr Hargobind Khorana, Mother Teresa, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Amartya Sen, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, and this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi for his "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

A view of Nobel Memorial Wall at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

DMRC managing director Mangu Singh and Ambassador of Sweden to India Harald Sandberg together unveiled the wall in the presence of Ambassador of Norway to India Eivind S Homme.

Speaking on the occasion, Singh said, "It is a matter of pride for us to host the Nobel Memorial Wall with the Embassy of Sweden to honour our Nobel laureates. The contributions of our Nobel laureates have given India recognition all over the world. The Nobel Wall is a unique way to honour them. It also gives an opportunity to our youth to know about our Nobel laureates while they are on the move." "The inauguration of the Nobel Wall at Rajiv Chowk has become a sort of tradition to mark the beginning of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week. I would like to thank DMRC for partnering with us in this initiative where we pay a tribute to Indian Nobel laureates for their contribution to the world," Sandberg said.

DMRC MD Mangu Singh during the inaguration of Nobel Memorial Wall at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

"We are extremely delighted to have an addition to the wall this year with a panel on Kailash Satyarthi, winner of the Peace Prize for 2014," the Ambassador added.

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