Inauguration of ‘Bharat Mandapam’

Inauguration of ‘Bharat Mandapam’

Recently Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Center (IECC) complex at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Along with this, the Prime Minister also unveiled G-20 coins and G-20 stamps.

The complex has been named ‘Bharat Mandapam’, an invocation of India’s potential and the country’s new energy.

The inspiration behind the name ‘Bharat Mandapam’ is the ‘Anubhava Mandapam’ of Lord Basaveshwara. The Anubhav Mandapam represents the tradition of discussion and expression.

The India Pavilion will help exhibitors from across the world and become a vehicle for conference tourism in India.

The Bharat Mandapam will serve as a platform to showcase the capabilities of the startups of the country. It will also witness performances by artistes and actors and provide a platform to showcase the efforts of handicraft artisans.

The convention center complex is fully equipped with 5-G enabled Wi-Fi, as well as 10G intranet connectivity, state-of-the-art interpretation rooms with facilities for 16 different languages. State-of-the-art AV system with massive video wall is also fitted.


  • Guru Basaveshwara (1134–1168) was an Indian philosopher, social reformer and leader who attempted to create a casteless society and fought against caste and religious discrimination.
  • Basavanna Jayanti, an annual event, is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Saint Basavanna (Lord Basaveshwara).
  • Guru Basaveshwara was born in 1131 AD at a place called Bagewadi (in the undivided Bijapur district of Karnataka).
  • Guru Basaveshwara is also considered the founder of the Lingayat sect.

Source – Indian Express

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