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Bharat Mandapam

Context

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

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.

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