DUBAI: As India and the UAE launched formal negotiations for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement in New Delhi on Wednesday, the India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is all set to display the emergence of a New India to the world, which is a move to further boost the bilateral trade between the two countries.
In a press briefing at the India Pavilion in Dubai, Pavan Kapoor, Ambassador of India to the UAE, Dr. Aman Puri, Consulate General of India in UAE and Dilip Chenoy, Secretary-General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) highlighted the objectives, themes, and purpose of India's participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Ambassador informed that the Pavilion will be inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, on 1st October 2021 which will be followed by a colorful cultural program.
Talking about India's participation at Expo, Ambassador of India to the UAE, Pavan Kapoor said, "It is very clear that by sheer dint of our proportion of the population and by our connections that we have here, we'll be the largest participant at the Dubai Expo".
While India is celebrating the 75th year of its Independence under the global campaign 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', UAE is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of its foundation." This is a significant time in the history of both the countries and Expo 2020 Dubai is a tremendous opportunity to cement the already flourishing ties further," said Dr. Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai & Deputy Commissioner General for India during the press conference.
Showcasing the country's innovation potential and capabilities, an 'Indian Innovation Hub' has been developed to offer a platform for the budding innovators and startups to showcase their capabilities.
"As the world's third-largest start-up ecosystem, the 'India Innovation Hub', will be a platform for investors and consumers to experience the value offering and capacity for innovation of multiple Indian start-ups, daily. As the world's third-largest creator of Unicorns, and with an ecosystem of over 50,000 recognized start-ups, the Innovation Hub is set to be one of the most exciting places to visit for anyone interested in experiencing future-oriented products and services," added Dr. Puri.
India Pavilion has also invited young Indian school students, especially from aspirational districts of India to attend the World Expo. India's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai will primarily focus on presenting unlimited opportunities for the global community to participate in the country's growth story, and benefit from it.
In line with India's mission and conjunction with the objectives of Expo 2020 Dubai, 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.
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.
The pavilion will showcase a modern, robust India, high on technology while simultaneously exhibiting the beauty of Indian art, culture, and cuisine during the 183 days that the event will run till March 31, 2022.