Prime Minister Modi performs ‘puja’ at ITPO complex

26 July, 2023 | Aditi

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Havan and Puja ceremony took place at the ITPO complex in the national capital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in a Havan and Puja ceremony prior to the inauguration of the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex. Havan and Puja ceremony took place at the ITPO complex in the national capital.

The Prime Minister also felicitated the Shramjeevis at the ITPO complex in New Delhi.

The International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex, developed at a cost of roughly Rs 2,700 crore, was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) at Pragati Maidan was conceptualised in response to the Prime Minister’s desire for the nation to have top-notch facilities for hosting meetings, conferences, and exhibits.

According to an official statement, the project, which modernised Pragati Maidan’s antiquated and obsolete facilities, was constructed as a national project at a cost of roughly Rs 2700 crore. The IECC complex is India’s largest MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) destination, with a campus area of over 123 acres.

The release said, “The Convention Centre is developed as the centrepiece of the Pragati Maidan complex. It is a grand architectural marvel, designed to host large-scale international exhibitions, trade fairs, conventions, conferences, and other prestigious events. It is equipped with multiple meeting rooms, lounges, auditoriums, an amphitheatre and a business centre, making it capable of hosting a wide range of events.”
“Its majestic multi-purpose hall and plenary hall have a combined capacity of seven thousand people, which is larger than the seating capacity of the famous Sydney Opera House in Australia. Its magnificent Amphitheater is equipped with a seating capacity of 3,000 individuals,” it added.

Key details of the new International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre

The Convention Center’s building’s architectural style, which draws inspiration from Indian traditions, reflects India’s confidence and belief in its history while simultaneously embracing modern amenities and ways of life.

The release also said that the shape of the building is derived from the Shankha (conch shell), and different walls and facades of the Convention Centre depict several elements of India’s traditional art and culture including ‘Surya Shakti’ highlighting India’s efforts in harnessing solar energy, ‘Zero to ISRO’, celebrating our achievements in space, Pancha Mahabhuta signifying the building blocks of universal foundation – Aakash (Sky), Vayu (Air), Agni (Fire), Jal (Water), Prithvi (Earth), among others. Also, various paintings and Tribal art forms from different regions of the country adorn the Convention Centre.
Other facilities available in the Convention Centre include a 5G-enabled fully Wi-Fi-covered campus, 10G Intranet connectivity, an interpreter room equipped with cutting-edge technology to support 16 different languages, advanced AV systems with huge-sized video walls, building management system ensuring optimal functionality and energy efficiency, light management system with dimming and occupancy sensors, state-of-the-art DCN (Data Communication Network) system, integrated surveillance system and energy-efficient centralized air conditioning system, it added.
Further, the IECC complex features seven exhibition halls, each serving as a versatile space for hosting exhibitions, trade fairs, and business events. The exhibition halls are designed to accommodate a diverse range of industries and showcase products and services from around the world. These state-of-the-art structures are a testament to modern engineering and architectural prowess.