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Minister of Human Resource Development Mr. Kapil Sibal congratulates Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

New Delhi
October 12, 2009
(Press Information Bureau)

Mr. Kapil Sibal congratulates Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan 

Mr.Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, has congratulated the Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry for 2009, Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan. Following is the text of the congratulatory letter sent by Shri Sibal to Dr. Ramakrishnan: 

“My happiness and excitement knew no bounds on learning your bagging the Nobel Prize for Chemistry of 2009. You make every Indian proud. 

I understand that you have been to the University of Madras very recently and your lectures were extremely inspiring to the students. I would appeal to you to come to India as often as you can and impress the young men and women of India with your infectious passion for science. The delights of scientific discovery and technological innovation are unfortunately unknown to many of our young men and women, primarily because opportunities are not available to them. We in the Ministry are determined to remove every thing that impedes creativity and innovation in young minds. Our plan to establish 14 world-class universities in India is part of this great endeavour. I shall greatly count on your contribution to realize this great dream of India. 

Please accept my heartiest congratulations.”