PM inaugurates India's grand international exhibition-cum-convention centre 'Bharat Mandapam'
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Center (IECC) complex named 'Bharat Mandapam' at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on July 27, 2023.
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The G-20 coin and stamp were also released at the grand opening ceremony.
During the inauguration, Prime Minister Modi emphasised on the vision of 'think big, dream big, work big' to propel progress and development in the nation.
The 'Bharat Mandapam' complex, built at a cost of approximately US$329.17 million (Rs 2,700 crore), serves as a national project aimed at showcasing India as a global economic destination.
Concept of 'Bharat Mandapam':
The name of the complex, 'Bharat Mandapam', takes inspiration from the idea of Lord Basaveshwara's Anubhava Mandapam, a pavilion for public festivals.
The convention centre aims to remain open to the public and provide all the necessary facilities to contribute to the development of India as a modern nation.
India's biggest MICE destination:
'Bharat Mandapam' is designed to be India's largest Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) destination.
It will host international exhibitions, trade fairs, conferences, conventions and other major events.
Architectural Wonders and Cultural Symbolism:
The architectural design of the convention centre is inspired by the shape of a conch shell, and its façade depicts various elements of the traditional art and culture of India.
Symbolic presentations include 'Surya Shakti' for India's efforts in harnessing solar energy, 'Zero for ISRO' celebrating achievements in space and 'Pancha Mahabhutas' representing the building blocks of the universe - Akash, Vayu, Agni. Are included.
The 'Bharat Mandapam' has a magnificent multi-purpose hall and full hall with a combined seating capacity of 7,000 people, which is more than the seating capacity of the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
It also has a magnificent amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 3,000 people.
Blend of Tradition and Modernity:
The walls and façade of the complex are adorned with paintings and tribal art forms from different regions of India, reflecting the country's rich cultural diversity.
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