In news- Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the International Cooperation and Convention Centre – Rudraksha in Varanasi.
About the centre-
- The two-storey convention centre has come up at Sigra area on 2.87 hectares of land and has a seating capacity of 1,200 people.
- Its roof is shaped like a Shiva Linga and as many as 108 Rudraksha have been installed at this convention centre.
- The objective of the project is to provide opportunities for social and cultural interactions between people at the international convention centre.
- It would strengthen the city’s competitiveness by developing its tourism sector.
- The convention centre has been built with the assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency.
- An environment-friendly building, the centre is equipped with adequate security and safety systems.