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Yoga, folk dances, Indian innovation, manufacturing on display at Hannover

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Hannover, April 12: India’s soft power - yoga, folk dances, music and cuisine - will be showcased alongside portraying India as a design, innovation, manufacturing and export hub at the India pavilion at Hannover Messe trade fair. Everything is in readiness for the grand iuguration of the Indian pavilion on Monday by Prime Minister rendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. After the iuguration, the two leaders will walk along the fairground to view selected pavilions. The exhibitions and interactive installations are aimed at highlighting what India has to offer as a manufacturing partner and as an investment destition.

The pavilion’s design is centred on portraying the economic potential of India’s strengths in biotechnology, renewable energy, space, IT, industrial corridors and smart cities, wellness and its demographic dividend.

Six state governments have scheduled semirs to highlight investment and infrastructure opportunities — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, said a press release from Hannover Messe.

A prominent section has been dedicated to Indo-German alliances, potential avenues for partnership, and initiatives to harmonize the interests of both tions. Major tiol programmes such as ‘Skill India’ and ‘Digital India’ have also been represented.

India’s participation at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology is expected to attract over 200,000 global leaders in business, technology, industrial scientists and policy makers this year, which stands as the most significant intertiol statement the Make in India programme has made to date.

The government of India’s ministries and departments will present six semirs comprising panel discussions led by Indian and German CEOs, and top officials of the Department of Commerce, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy among others.

Detailed yoga demonstrations and audio-visual sessions on meditation, business yoga and the relevance of yoga in the Western world would be held alongside. The Night of Innovation, hosted at Hall No 2, will showcase the great Indian folk festival, with a diverse range of performing artists accompanied by samplers of Indian cuisine prepared by chefs from India. (IANS)

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