Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will inaugurate the Nobel Prize Series India 2018-Goa on February 1 at 3.30 p.m. at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir in Kala Academy, Campal. Minister for Science and Technology, Government of India Harsh Vardhan and Minister for State for Science and Technology, Government of India Y S Chowdhary will also attend the function.
The Nobel Prize Series India 2018-Goa is jointly organised by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and Department of Science and Technology, Government of Goa in collaboration with Nobel Media AB, Sweden from February 1 to February 3.
The event also includes Nobel exhibition to be flown in from Sweden including Indian exhibition showcasing the exemplary scientific work done by Indian scientists. The exhibition will remain open for public from February 1 to February 26. Six Nobel Laureates are expected to be present for this event which combines exhibition, dialogue, roundtables and their interactions with students, teachers etc.
On February 1, there will be a Nobel dialogue with industry and policymakers at 6 p.m. On February 2, there will be a Nobel dialogue programme for students at Kala Academy at 10.30 a.m. and interaction with teachers at 1.30 p.m. On February 3, the Nobel laureates will interact with students and teachers of technical institutes at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda at 10.30 a.m. and with science students and teachers at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao at 10.30 a.m. This will be followed by interaction with researchers and scientists at National Institute of Oceanography at 3.30 p.m.
The event aims to bring together Nobel Laureates and other experts in the field of science which will help inculcate a sense of scientific temperament and stimulate creative thinking in the student community, besides to promote science education in general and will benefit students, teachers, scholars in the State of Goa as they would get a first-hand opportunity to interact with the Nobel Laureates.