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Rudraksh: Varanasi Conventional Centre to enhance city’s tourism sector

On 15 July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rudraksh Convention Center which is a symbol of friendship between Japan and India.

Noting the pace of development in Kashi, PM Modi has referred to this Convention centre as a creative and dynamic structure built with the assistance of Japan.

The Prime Minister said that this Center shows the strong connection between India and Japan. He lauded Japan’s effort in helping to build the convention centre.

In fact, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga also sent a virtual message for India at the inaugural event of the Centre.

Unique Features of Rudraksh

The JICA-assisted Varanasi International Cooperation and Convention Centre (VCC), called, ‘Rudraksh’, is a well-equipped convention centre, comprising of the main hall with a full flying tower, a seating capacity of 1,200, a gallery, meeting rooms, and parking for 120 cars

Rudraksh will exhibit a glimpse of the wonderful and ancient city of Kashi. In fact, the roof of this convention is shaped like Shiva Linga. 

The convention centre has been installed with 108 Rudrakshas and the entire building will glow with LED lights at night.

Rrudraksh: Environment Friendly hub for Cultural integration

Rudraksh is a two-storey Convention Centre, built at posh Sigra area on 2.87 hectares of land. It has a sitting capacity of 1,200 persons at a time. 

The convention centre is ideal for holding international conferences, exhibitions, music concerts etc. The gallery is decorated with murals depicting Varanasi’s art, culture and music.

The main hall is built in such a way that it can be partitioned into smaller spaces when required. 

Planned to be an environment-friendly building, VCC is fit for Level 3 of Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA). 

It is endowed with maximum security and safety systems, with a regular entrance, a service entrance and a separate VIP entrance, making it an ideal destination for holding all types of international conventions.

Rudraksh has been built with an aim to strengthen Varansai’s competitiveness by developing its tourism sector and providing opportunities for social and cultural interactions between people at the international convention centre in the city.

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