World expos are one of the oldest and most extensive global events, taking place every five years and lasting six months. It is a celebration for all, where everyone can experience, explore, innovate, and have fun by sharing opinions and working collectively. For 170 years, world expos have presented a platform to showcase the most exceptional discoveries that have moulded the world we live in today. Expo 2020 will uphold that tradition with the most advanced technology from around the globe.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region. With the theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Dubai strives to host a World Expo that motivates people by showcasing the best precedents of collaboration, innovation, and collaboration globally. The Dubai Expo 2020 is one of the most notable international gatherings. It is a place to explore the world's most innovative ideas and marvel at its best architecture. The expo hosts more than 200 cooperators, including nations, multilateral institutions, corporations, and educational institutions. 

Dubai Expo 2020 affirms that we all collectively have the vigour to create a better world and shape the future. Expo 2020 Dubai presents a unique stage to mould the world through sustainability, mobility, and opportunity. The sustainability district houses the world's most exceptional technology in action, along with what nations are doing to champion sustainability and experience how humans can enjoy living in harmony with nature in a high-tech future. We live in a world of lasting connections. Expo 2020 explores extents that accelerate human advancement, as mobility continues to transform the way we live, connect with people, understand a different culture, and exchange knowledge and ideas. The mobility district creates connections to drive the world forward, breaking down the divide between the physical and digital worlds to create a cooperative, global society where knowledge, idea, and goods are exchanged faster than ever before. There's a ripple effect in everything we do. Even a person can be the key to unhitching a billion opportunities to support individuals and communities to create a better tomorrow. With Expo 2020, it's time to unleash the potential within and be an agent of evolution. At this opportunity, the district witnesses how lives and actions are interconnected. It is a place to meet the people worldwide who are moulding dreams and ambitions into the actualities of tomorrow and how they are empowered to shape the future by unlocking the potential within themselves .

The India pavilion at expo 2020 Dubai is one of the most prominent platforms that extends a golden opportunity to showcase India to the world and project the country as the following center for growth and discovery. India's pavilion is an extensive affair traversing four floors and over nearly one lakh square feet. Housed in Dubai's sprawling Opportunity district, the building is sandstone encompassing the all-inclusive theme of Openness, Opportunity, and Growth. This is further split into 11 primary themes, including climate, urban development, inclusivity, health and wellness and food agriculture. In keeping with the themes of the expo, visitors get an impression of Indian discoveries and breakthroughs in space technology, robotics, electric mobility, edu-tech, e-commerce, energy, cyber security, healthcare, cryptocurrency, and blockchain. These themes exemplify the tomorrow of the Indian economy by displaying the sectors that promise and have the potential to grow. Every month, these themes will be strategically exhibited at the India Pavilion to highlight contemporary India's purpose worldwide. The commemoration of 75 years of India's independence is a significant hallmark intertwined throughout the experience.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is a powerhouse of talent and is securing many advances in technology, research, and innovation. Relating to the theme of the India pavilion, he said India is one of the most open nations in the world – open to learning, viewpoints, innovation, and investment. He encouraged the participants at the expo to come and invest in our nation. India is a country of opportunities. There is an opportunity to discover, the opportunity to partner, and the opportunity to progress. 

With the India pavilion at the Expo, the nation beholds tremendous interest by delegates of countries, industry heads, and investors to invest in India. With merely a month of display at the expo, India strengthens investors' interest in privatisation, new businesses, industrial parks, and logistics parks. The reform in banking and lending in India is a global talking point. The presence of Indian financial institutions is having a multiplier effect. The PLI schemes and the removal of nearly 23,000 compliances announced in India recently resonates across the Expo.

The India pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will participate in many startups from various sectors to emphasise the government's commitment to empower ventures and encourage investors to explore internal and outward growth and investment opportunities. At the Expo, India's display has startups rubbing shoulders with large corporate and public sector Maharatnas and Navratnas. The India pavilion will proclaim India's status as the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world. India's unicorn count has reached over 70. As per government sources, despite the impact of the pandemic, India has been creating three unicorns every month on average. To showcase the country's innovation potential and capabilities, an 'India Innovation Hub' has been developed, which will offer a platform for aspiring innovators and startups .

The Expo 2020 Dubai is an opportunity to link the world's economic recovery to the growth of India. As the country is equipped to do whatever it can to further global welfare and prosperity. This nation is transforming, performing, and remodelling to become the hub for growth and innovation.

This article has been co-authored by Bhakti Jain and Kanika Verma.

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