PM Modi reiterates call for ‘vocal for local,’ dedicates world’s largest convention centre to the nation
“The developed Bharat of today is crafting a new identity for itself in every sector,” PM Modi said
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday once again made a call for “vocal for local,” emphasizing that there is a need to take local products to international markets.
“Should not locally-made products reach the global markets? For this, you have to be first vocal for local, and then turn local into global. Ganesh Chaturthi, Dhanteras, Deepavali, and several other festivals are going to come. I urge people to buy local products,” he said, while dedicating the first phase of India International Convention and Expo Centre--‘Yashobhoomi,’ built at Dwarka in New Delhi, to the nation on Sunday.
“The Viksit Bharat of today is crafting a new identity for itself in every sector,” the Prime Minister said referring to the Bharat Mandapam which had become a topic of discussion across the world and stated that Yashobhoomi furthered this tradition with greater magnificence.
“The message from Yashobhoomi is loud and clear. Any event that takes place here will attain success and fame,” Modi emphasized. He further added that Yashobhoomi will become a medium for showcasing the India of the future.
He said that in order to showcase India’s grand economic prowess and commercial muscle, this is a worthy centre in the capital of the country. It reflects, he continued, both multimodal connectivity and PM Gatishakti.
In this context, he talked about the connectivity provided to the centre by Metro with the inauguration of the Metro terminal today.
He also highlighted that the ecosystem of Yashobhoomi will take care of the travel, connectivity, accommodation and tourism needs of the users.
With a total project area of over 8.9 lakh square metres and total built up area of more than 1.8 lakh square metres, Yashobhoomi will find its place among the world’s largest MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) facilities, the PMO said in a statement.
Developed at a cost of around Rs. 5400 crore, Yashobhoomi boasts of a magnificent convention centre, multiple exhibition halls and other facilities.
The convention center, built across more than 73 thousand square metres of area, comprises 15 convention rooms including the main auditorium, the grand ballroom and 13 meeting rooms with a total capacity of holding 11,000 delegates.
The convention centre has the largest LED media facade in the country. The plenary hall in the convention centre is equipped with a seating capacity of around 6,000 guests.
The auditorium has one of the most innovative automated seating systems which allows the floor to be a flat floor or an auditorium style tiered seating for different seating configurations.
The wooden floors and the acoustic wall panels used in the auditorium will ensure the world class experience for the visitor. The grand ballroom, with a unique petal ceiling, can host around 2,500 guests.
It also has an extended open area that can seat up to 500 people. The 13 meeting rooms that are spread across eight floors are envisaged to hold a variety of meetings of different scales.
‘Yashobhoomi’ also offers one of the largest Exhibition halls in the world. These exhibition halls, built across over 1.07 lakh square metres, will be utilised for hosting exhibitions, trade fairs, and business events, and are connected to a grand foyer space which is uniquely designed with copper ceiling which filters light in the space through the various skylights.
Foyer will house various support areas such as media rooms, VVIP lounges, cloak facilities, visitor information centre, ticketing among others.
It is made of materials and objects inspired from Indian culture in the form of terrazzo floors with brass inlay representing rangolis patterns, suspended sound absorbent metal cylinders and lit up patterned walls.
‘Yashobhoomi’ also demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability as it is equipped with a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system with 100% wastewater reuse, provisions of rainwater harvesting, and its campus has received Platinum certification from CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
‘Yashobhoomi’ is also equipped with high-tech security provisions to ensure safety for the visitors.
The underground car parking facility for over 3,000 cars is also equipped with more than 100 electric charging points.