Oslo. The Foundation, which organizes the Nobel Prizes, said on Thursday that for the second year in a row, winners of science and literature will be awarded in their own countries, citing the Kovid-19 epidemic. The foundation has not yet taken any decision regarding the Peace Prize. Traditionally, the Nobel Peace Prize is given in Norway.
This year the Nobel Prize is celebrating its 120th anniversary since the first awards in 1901. The Nobel Prize will be announced between October 4 and 11. Medicine will be announced on October 4. After that the Physics award will be announced the next day and the Chemistry award on Wednesday, 6 October. The Literature and Peace Awards will be announced on October 7 and 8. After this, the Economics Prize will be announced by Sweden’s central bank on 11 October.
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The foundation said that the Nobel Committee is still keeping open the possibility of welcoming this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners to Oslo. The format of the Oslo ceremony is to be announced by mid-October. Vidar Helgesen, executive director of the Nobel Foundation, said in a statement, ‘I think everyone wants the Kovid epidemic to end as soon as possible. However, we have not yet reached where it is going to end.
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Wither Helgesen said, ‘There remains uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic and international travel prospects. This is the reason why the awardees of 2021 will be given medals and diplomas in their respective countries. Winners are announced in early October. But the Nobel Prize is usually given on 10 December in large and grand celebrations in the two Scandinavian capitals.
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December 10 is the death anniversary of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the prize, Alfred Nobel died on 10 December 1896. Last year, the foundation had also decided to give science and literature prizes to the winners in their countries due to travel restrictions imposed due to the Corona epidemic. (with agency input)
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