The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on July 26, 2023. He also unveiled the G-20 coin and G-20 stamp. The Prime Minister also witnessed the naming ceremony of the Convention Centre as ‘Bharat Mandapam’ carried out via drone and a cultural program that was showcased on the occasion. Visioned by the Prime Minister and developed as a national project at a cost of about Rs 2700 crores, the new IECC complex at Pragati Maidan will help in promoting India as a global business destination.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister initiated his speech with a poem to indicate the new enthusiasm and mood of the nation. He said, “Bharat Mandapam is a call for India’s capabilities and new energy of the nation, it is a philosophy of India’s grandeur and willpower.”
The Prime Minister recalled felicitating the Shramiks this morning and said that the entire nation is impressed after witnessing their hard work and dedication. He congratulated the people of Delhi as well as every Indian for Bharat Mandapam.
The Prime Minister said, “This Bharat Mandapam is a beautiful gift by us Indians to our democracy as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Independence”. He said the entire world will witness India’s strides and growing stature from here when the G20 Summit takes place in a few weeks from now at the venue.
–International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex named ‘Bharat Mandapam’
–In the 21st century, we will have to have construction suitable for the 21st century.
–India is moving ahead with the principle of ‘Think Big, Dream Big, Act Big’
–Development journey of India is unstoppable now.
–In the third term of the government, India will be among the top three economies of the world. This is Modi’s guarantee, said the PM.
–We took the G-20 meetings to more than 50 cities in the country showcasing India’s diversity through this.
–Today, India is witnessing a revolution of rebuilding as in the last 9 years, 34 lakh crore rupees were spent on the creation of infrastructure.
–Today, 6 Km long Metro line is being laid every month. The country has 7.25 km long rural roads compared to just 4 lakh km in 2014.
–The number of airports increased from about 70 to about 150.
–City Gas distribution too reached 600 cities compared to just 60 in 2014.