Metro’s Nobel Memorial Wall honours Indian laureates
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Set up at Rajiv Chowk and Noida City Centre stations.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with the Embassy of Sweden inaugurated Nobel Memorial Wall at Rajiv Chowk Metro station on Saturday.
A similar wall will also be seen at the Noida City Centre Metro station. The memorial wall will be up at the Metro stations till November 2.
The wall has been put up to honour the Indian Nobel laureates as a part of the sixth edition of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week.
The Memorial Wall will have portraits of the seven Indian Nobel laureates — Rabindranath Tagore, C V Raman, Dr Hargobind Khorana, Mother Teresa, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Amartya Sen and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.
The DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh and Ambassador of Sweden to India Harald Sandberg unveiled the wall at the Rajiv Chowk station.
The wall aims to spread awareness about Indian Nobel laureates and their contributions.
"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 walls at the Delhi Metro stations are a unique way to honour them. It also gives an opportunity to our youth to know about our laureates while they go about their daily activities," Singh said.
"I would like to thank the Delhi Metro for partnering with us in this initiative. For six years now, the Embassy of Sweden and Swedish companies have been celebrating the Sweden India Memorial Week — to pay tribute to the contributions of Alfred Nobel and Indian Nobel laureates, and highlight the importance of innovation. This year, the theme is "Co Creating the Future". What better way to begin that than to reach out to the 1.8 million commuters through the wall in a public transport system that has changed the face of New Delhi?'' Sandberg said.
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