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9 Nobel winners to attend Vibrant Gujarat Summit (the hindu)

As part of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Summit, the Gujarat government will be holding a Nobel Prize Series Exhibition, in which nine Nobel laureates have confirmed their participation. They will be interacting with students, scientists, industry leaders and policy makers during the session.

The five week-long exhibition, which is aimed at spreading knowledge about the achievements of the Nobel laureates and their inspirational stories, will be unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 9th at the Science City in Ahmedabad. “So far, nine Nobel laureates have confirmed their participation for the summit,” Gujarat Chief Secretary J N Singh told media persons. Indian-born scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2009, is one among the participants.

According to Mr. Singh, this will be the first time that Nobel prize winners from across the world will converge in Gujarat to share their knowledge and insights with students and industry leaders. The 8th edition of the biennial investor event will be held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar from January 10 to 13. “The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit has become a platform for not only making investments announcements but also for sharing knowledge and ideas for betterment of humankind,” Mr. Singh added.

The Nobel laureates will be here for three days, starting January 9.

“On January 10, Mr. Modi will inaugurate the summit. After the inauguration, the laureates will take part in the ‘Nobel Laureate Dialogue’ at Mahatma Mandir,” said Dhananjay Dwivedi, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology.


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a) 1 and 2
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