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Nobel Memorial Wall unveiled at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, Delhi

Nov 11, 2013 16:00 IST

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and the Embassy of Sweden on 9 November 2013 jointly unveiled a Nobel Memorial Wall at Rajiv Chowk metro station, Delhi.

The aim of exhibiting this wall is to spread awareness about all the Nobel Laureates of India, with a focus on Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. The wall at the Rajiv Chowk metro station was unveiled by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's Managing Director Mangu Singh and the Ambassador of Sweden Harald Sandberg.
The wall has been created as part of celebrations of Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week that started on 8 November 2013. This year(2013) the Nobel Memorial Week is dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore’s centenary of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Nobel Memorial Wall has a bust of Tagore against the original text of his Nobel Prize nomination, which has been procured by the Swedish Embassy from the Swedish Academy. The Nobel Memorial Wall also has the portraits of the seven Nobel Laureates from India: Rabindranath Tagore, CV Raman, Dr Hargobind Khorana, Mother Teresa, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Amartya Sen and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and provided details about their contribution to society and a panel each on Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes.

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