PM inaugurates India's grand international exhibition-cum-convention centre 'Bharat Mandapam'

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PM-inaugurates-India's-grand-international-exhibition-cum-convention-centre-'Bharat-Mandapam'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.

An Overview of the News 

  • 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.

State-of-the-art facilities:

  • 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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