Twitter cheers as Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo wear dhoti, sari to receive award
The economist was wearing a white and gold bordered dhoti with a bandhgala kurta and his wife and fellow winner adorned a green sari with red blouse, replete with bindi
Indian American economist Abhijit Banerjee and his French-American wife Esther Duflo along with their colleague Michael Kremer received the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on Tuesday for their work to alleviate global poverty.
The US-based economists looked dapper with Banerjee turning up in a kurta that he teamed with a white gold-bordered dhoti and closed neck black vest, a nod to his Bengali origins. Duflo also chose to wear Indian attire in a saree and red blouse and the quintessential red bindi for the award ceremony that was held at the Stockholm Concert Hall here.
The Nobel Prize Committee has tweeted a video of the couple received the award , conveying their best wishes for their accomplishment.
Watch Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer receive their medals and diplomas at the #NobelPrize award ceremony today. Congratulations!— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) December 10, 2019
They were awarded the 2019 Prize in Economic Sciences “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” pic.twitter.com/c3ltP7EXcF
The video has so far garnered more than 163,000 views on Twitter and was liked more than 5300 likes and retweeted over 2000 times, with many proud users congratulating Banerjee and Duflo and appreciating their attire and their work on poverty allevition.
A moment of pride for every Indian around the world ðÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂ³âÂÂ¤ðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂ»— Maniram Gaud (@Thenameisgaud) December 10, 2019
A pride moment for every INDIAN around world.#AbhijitBanerjee#EstherDuflo— Pradeep Kumar Himanshu (@PradeepKumarHi) December 11, 2019
Good to see Mr. & Mrs. Banerjee recieving prize in traditional Indian attaire. (JAI HIND)@narendramodi@RahulGandhi @NitishKumar @yadavtejashwi @MamataOfficial @kanhaiyakumar @DrKumarVishwas
Congratulations Abhijit and Madam .. you have made us Indians proud. Lots tongues wag when climb the stairs of success (as you already see from some posts) but I feel it makes the success even more sweeter. Hope you research shows the right way forward in eliminating poverty.— Satyabrata Maity (@Bengal_Knight) December 11, 2019
Ester Duflo in SareeðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— SUNISH PILLAI (@SUNISHPILLAI7) December 11, 2019
What a proud moment for India! Congratulations sir and Mam ! And that saree steals the show ðÂÂ¥°ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Ajita (@AjitaMishra17) December 11, 2019
Loved this gesture from Mr and Mrs Abhijit Banerjee recieving prize in traditional Indian attaire.— Pranay Jha (@imPranayk) December 11, 2019
Congratulation !!! Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for your contributions on poverty ellevation.— Dr. Rajesh K Satpathy (@rajeshranjita) December 11, 2019
Their work has helped millions of children in an experimental approach that favours practical steps over theory.
(With inputs from ANI)
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