The recently inaugurated Bharat Mandapam, which is going to host the G20 Summit in New Delhi, is a symbol of India’s idea of ‘the whole earth is one family’.
About Bharat Mandapam:
Theinternational exhibition-cum-convention Centre (IECC) complex named Bharat Mandapamis located at PragatiMaidan in New Delhi.
The IECC complex is India’s largest MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) destination and features state-of-the-art facilities, including a convention centre, exhibition halls, and an amphitheatre.
The architectural design of the convention centre incorporates elements from India’s traditional art and culture, representing the nation’s rich heritage and modern achievements.
The term ‘Bharat Mandapam’ is derived from Lord Basaveshwara’s concept of ‘AnubhavMantapa,’ which was a significant institution in the 12th century.
AnubhavMantapa is considered one of the earliest parliaments in human history, where poets and socio-spiritual reformers known as Sharanas discussed and deliberated on various reforms.
G20 and India’s presidency:
The G20, or Group of Twenty, is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s 20 major developed and developing economies, making it the premier forum for international economic cooperation.
With more than 12,300 delegates from over 110 nations, the in-person participation in India’s G20 Presidency is the largest ever hosted by any G20 country so far.
Throughout India’s Presidency, more than 200 meetings in around 60 cities across India are still being planned, making it the widest geographical spread.
India announced Srinagar as the venue for the G20 Tourism Working Group meeting which took place from May 22-24.
Among the 15 institutions in the country chosen to host Youth-20 and Civil -20 events which were organized in connection with India’s G-20 Presidency, the University of Kashmir (KU) was one of them.
It is for the first time in the past 70 years that J-K hosted an international event like G-20.