The India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai recorded more than 128,000 visitors in the first 25 days of the six-month-long event. Piyush Goyal, India’s Commerce and Industry Minister, said “massive footfalls are a testimony to the growing global interest in the New India story.” Dubbing India Pavilion as the ‘crown jewel’ of the Expo, Goyal claimed that “it has emerged as the most visited and liked pavilion.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 1, 2021
Expo 2020 Dubai started on October 1 and concludes on March 31, 2022.
The Indian Consulate in Dubai also tweeted: “India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has achieved 100k visitors’ milestone in three weeks of its inauguration since October 1, 2021, one of the most visited pavilions at the Expo.”
In a pinned tweet, the pavilion stated that the inauguration by Goyal, who is also minister for Consumer Affairs, Food, Public Distribution and Textiles, marked the beginning of an extravagant journey of India at the Expo, reports the Gulf News.
India Is A Legacy Pavilion
Set to be a legacy pavilion, the India Pavilion allows visitors to explore India’s culture and heritage, exhibiting its achievements and investment opportunities in various sectors. With various Indian states showcasing traditional cultural performances and business opportunities, India Pavilion has been a crowd puller especially during the festive season of Navratri and Dussehra.
Celebrating another milestone!
— India at Expo 2020 (@IndiaExpo2020) October 29, 2021
Festive Events At India Pavilion
Hundreds of visitors have witnessed the cultural performances on each night of these festivals and several more are set to visit the pavilion when it hosts a mega celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights next week. India Pavilion has also been visited by many high-profile leaders, celebrities, and social media influencers.
Discussions and seminars on topics ranging from space technology to water security, tourism and more have been taking place at the pavilion, which also has a mobile ‘India Innovation Hub’ where startup Indian companies are showcased.
After the Indian states Gujarat and Karnataka, the Union Territory of Ladakh is currently in focus at India Pavilion, says the Gulf News.
While the concept of carbon neutral villages have been considered in India in the past, Ladakh has finally taken it into action and aims to show results vividly.
— India at Expo 2020 (@IndiaExpo2020) October 31, 2021