Ahmedabad: The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi inaugurated the Nobel Prize Series Exhibition at Science City in Ahmedabad today (09 Jan 2017). This exhibition and this Series, held for the first time In India by Noble Media, will become a strong link between Noble Laureates and students, science-teachers and scientists of India.
The Prime Minister said that the Nobel Prize is the world’s recognition at the highest level for creative ideas, thought and work on fundamental science. “Earlier, there have been occasions when one, two or three Nobel Laureates have visited India and had interactions with students and scientists in a limited manner. But, today, we are making history by having a galaxy of Nobel Laureates in Gujarat,” said Mr Modi.
Spelling out the government vision on science and technology, Mr Modi said India’s vision in Science and Technology is to make sure that opportunity is available to all the youth. “The training and future preparedness should make our youth employable in the best places. That India should be a great science destination,” he added.
Highlighting the linkage between science & technology and human race, the Prime Minister said that the human race has flourished thanks to the science and technology. Large numbers are enjoying a quality of life unparalleled in human history. “The maturity of our science will also be judged by a responsible treatment of our planet by the wise use of Science and Technology,” he added.
The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, the Government of Gujarat and the Nobel Media, who have brought this exhibition to Science City for five weeks.
Mr Modi mentioned that he expects there outcomes from the Nobel Prize series: follow up with students and their teachers; stimulate entrepreneurship locally; impact on the society. “The science ministries have incubators in Gujarat. In the next five weeks, you should have a workshop on how cutting edge science and technology-driven start-ups can be boosted,” he added.