G20 SUMMIT: Things To Know About Bharat Mandapam

The Bharat Mandapam Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, will host the G20 summit from September 9-10.

Built on a 123-acre site, the Bharat Mandapam includes 12 exhibition halls and a State-of-the-art convention centre that can accommodate 7,000 people in a multipurpose hall.

In front of the Bharat Mandapam, the world’s largest Nataraj statue made of ‘Ashtadhatu’ (eight metals) has been erected.

The statue is 27 feet tall, weighs around 20 tons, and was made using the lost wax technique.

Bharat Mandapam is inspired by the ‘Anubhav Mandapam’ of Bhagwan Basaveshwara.

BThe shape of the building is derived from the shankha (conch shell), and the various walls and Facades of the convention centre depict various elements of traditional Indian art and culture.

The International Exhibition- cum-Convention Centre (IECC) ‘Bharat Mandapam’ was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 26 this year.

The IECC complex is one of the best exhibition and convention centres in the world.

The architectural design of the Convention centre is inspired by Indian tradition and shows India’s confidence and belief in its past while incorporating modern facilities and lifestyles