Goa will play to the host to the ‘Nobel Prize Series – India 2018 (Science Impacts Life)’ to be held from February 1-28 next year. The state government has signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Bio-Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (GoI) and Nobel Media, Sweden. Gujarat has hosted the event earlier.
Along with the event, Goans will be able to enjoy a month-long exhibition brought from the Nobel Museum, Sweden.
The event will be jointly organised by the Department of Bio-Technology (India) and Nobel Media, Sweden and Department of Science and Technology.
“The employability of the world is merging towards robotics, automation etc. In order to be ready for this, the young generation needs to have a strong foundation of science. Goa has been extraordinarily adventurous in taking on changes in the world. This scientific cynosure will allow the young Goan to emulate Nobel laureates around the world and to take on formidable challenges against any odds in the future,” he said. Vijay Raghavan, Director, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI, was quoted by the Hindu. He added that the Ministry is very excited about hosting the event in Goa.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Hindu, “Science has been my strength and weakness since I believe that every aspect in the world, including Governance is a scientific exercise. Science is logical and the best thing that has happened to mankind. It is very important to encourage people towards pure science rather than technology.”
“We must show the world how the possibilities have changed the world by using science as a tool. This event will surely generate good science students,” Mr. Parrikar said, and added, “This event is very important for educational upgradation.”
Mattias Fyrenius, CEO of Nobel Media AB, Sweden, said that this event should be be viewed as a celebration of science and education. He added that the event will consists of an exhibition from the Nobel Museum and Nobel Dialogues will see Nobel laureates interacting with school children and their teachers.
Information credit: The Hindu
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