As part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week being organized by The Embassy of Sweden in memory of Swedish innovator and philanthropist Alfred Nobel, the two-day celebration would be kicked off this Friday.

Embassy sources said they have also procured the original text of the nomination for Tagore's Nobel Prize from the Swedish Academy and would be displaying it in Kolkata during the event to be inaugurated by their Ambassador Harald Sandberg. Besides Tagore, the Nobel Memorial Wall would also commemorate other Indian Nobel laureates like physicist CV Raman and economist Amartya Sen.
The corridor, which will be a permanent structure at the busiest station in Kolkata, would recall their glorious achievements with photographs and documents. Two temporary walls will also be fabricated at 'Gitanjali' Metro Station (named after his Nobel Prize-winning work) and Shyam Bazaar (closest to his home in Jorasanko) for a week, sources said.
Tagore was declared the Nobel awardee-designate on November 13, 1913 for 'Gitanjali' and the prize was officially conferred on him on December 10 that year. He was not only the first Indian to win the Nobel Prize but also the first non-European to win the award in literature.
During the festival at ICCR, noted theatre person Parnab Mukherjee will present a theatre-installation ensemble around Tagore's Nobel acceptance speech prepared especially for this occasion. The embassy will release 'Tagore in Sweden - 1921 & 1926', a book which captures his two visits to Sweden, written by Swedish scholar Dr Olavi Hemmilä.


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