India Pavilion logs in 1.5 million visitors at Expo 2020

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The India Pavilion, one of the largest and most iconic pavilions at Expo2020 Dubai, has recorded more than 1.5 million footfalls since its inauguration on October 1 last year. The India Pavilion, inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, and Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha, clocked 1,515,637 visitors till March 19.

Goyal in his tweet message on the achievement said: “The majestic #IndiaAtDubaiExpo is one of the most iconic Pavilions at @Expo2020Dubai & has crossed the milestone of over 15 lakh footfalls.”

Sunjay Sudhir, Ambassador of India to the UAE said: “We are proud to represent India at Expo2020 Dubai and the entire journey has been phenomenal. The India Pavilion, for the past 6 months, has achieved various accolades by being one of the most visited, one of the largest and most iconic pavilions at the Expo. Various states and sectors have leveraged the platform by collaborating with the global governments and businesses, thus helping our nation grow.”

“The year 2021 has been a crucial milestone as India celebrated 75 years of Independence and the UAE celebrated 50th year of its unification. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with the UAE and work towards ensuring a collective growth for years to come,” he added.

The India Pavilion has successfully represented India’s vast cultural diversity, sectoral expertise and the business potential of the participating states. Mirroring the theme of the Expo, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the India Pavilion has showcased the country’s sectoral expertise, key business areas from the states and innovative ideas from budding entrepreneurs across the country.

The India Pavilion is currently hosting the ‘Media & Entertainment’ fortnight, as part of which, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry of I&B will organize various events covering areas including animation, visual effects, gaming, and comics (AVGC), film, broadcasting, events, and OTT among others.

The India Pavilion has also hosted many states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Northeast states, and UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, who have successfully showcased their business attractiveness along with rich cultural heritage and have garnered investment opportunities from leading global investors during their participation.

Key sectors such as steel, food, agriculture and livelihood, health & wellness, micro, small & medium enterprises (MSME), new & renewable energy, space, urban and rural development, oil & gas, textile, knowledge and learning, and tourism have held respective weeks to highlight the growth and investment opportunities in these areas.

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