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Piyush Goyal to inaugurate India Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 – Livemint

  • Among the 192 participating countries, India will have the biggest pavilion in the expo
  • Fifteen states and nine central ministries from India are participating in this six-month-long expo

Ahead of inauguration of the India Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020 today, Union minister Piyush Goyal said that India received the largest and strategically located plot from the Dubai authorities for the pavilion. Among the 192 participating countries, India will have the biggest pavilion in the expo. 
“Dubai authorities gave us a strategic location and one of the largest land plots. PM Modi personally gave us ideas and guidance on how to make India pavilion one of the best,” Goyal said. 
An official statement said, coinciding with India’s celebrations of Amrit Mahotsav, 75 years of Independence, Dubai Expo 2020 will be a significant platform for India to showcase its vibrant culture and tremendous growth opportunities for the next six months.
The India Pavilion will feature an innovative kinetic facade made up of 600 individual colourful blocks. It is developed as a mosaic of rotating panels that will depict different themes as they rotate on their axis. It represents the theme of ‘India on the move’ and is a unique amalgam of the rich heritage and technological advances of the nation, read the statement.
Fifteen states and nine central ministries from India are participating in this six-month-long expo, which will be ending on March 31, 2022.
The States and Union Territories that have confirmed their participation at the India Pavilion along with their delegation for planned B2Gs and G2Gs meetings include Gujarat, Karnataka, Ladakh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. These states will exhibit their culture, food and business opportunities at the India Pavilion.
Large number of Indian conglomerates and global companies are also participating, and the names include Tata Group, Reliance, Adani, Vedanta, Hinduja Group, L&T and UAE based majors such as Lulu group, KEF Holdings, Aster, Malabar Gold, IFFCO etc. In addition several other organizations such as Hindustan Unilever Limited, PepsiCo, HSBC, ITC, Facebook, Ease My Trip, Oyo, Standard Chartered Bank, Trident Group, Baidyanath, Apollo Hospital, Sun International, MIKO, Daawat Rice, Bank of Baroda, Patanjali, Dabur, BLS International, , Petrochem, Nikai, Al Dobowi, Shycocan, NPCI, Jagran Lake City University, Air India, and ICICI Bank and to name a few, said the release.
India’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai will primarily focus on presenting the unlimited opportunities for the global community to participate in the country’s growth story, and benefit from it, added the release.
In keeping with the themes of the Expo, visitors will get a glimpse of Indian innovations and successes in the fields of Space Technology, Robotics, Electric Mobility, Edu-tech, e-Commerce, Energy, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain.
11 key themes will be represented at the India Pavilion, viz, Climate and Biodiversity, Space, Urban and Rural Development, Tolerance and Inclusivity, Golden Jubilee, Knowledge and Learning, Travel and Connectivity, Global Goals, Health and Wellness, Food Agriculture and Livelihoods and Water, said the release.
 
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