As a part of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Ahmedabad, first Nobel Prize series was organised where several Nobel laureates took part in it. On this occasion, they emphasised on the fact that India has the potential to become a scientific power and there is a need to invest more in basic and fundamental researchers. Scientists, students and the general public also took part in the summit.
Various discussions were held on tackling malaria by controlling mosquitoes, carrying out research and finding new vaccines, modification of food crops genetically and need for strengthing education especially science education were carried in the meet. Discussions were held in two sessions.
Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, one of the Nobel laureates revealed that India has an extensive scope for carrying out research on vaccines. Dr. Richard Roberts, a Nobel Laureate explained that around 125 Nobel laureates signed favouring genetically modified food crops and the criticism that is being received against is unjustifiable as around 800 million people in India will be affected by not able to get access to food during nights. India is blessed with a historical university like Nalanda University which has over 1000 years history need to take essential steps for promoting quality affordable education system.
Nobel laureates also shared their ideas with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 9, 2017. PM also inaugurated a science exhibition which attracted visitors. It is a five-week long science exhibition which is set up by Nobel Foundation, and the exhibits were brought from Nobel Museum, Sweden.