The 34th India International Trade Fair has begun with much fanfare.
More than 2 million visitors are expected to visit this event, one of the largest trade fairs in India.
This International Trade Fair will see more than 6,500 companies and 25 foreign countries taking part in the event. This event has attracted participants from over 25 countries.
India International Trade Fair is known for showcasing a wide range of merchandise and services from different parts of India. This is in accordance with the ‘Make in India’ initiative of PM Narendra Modi.
The fair will focus on social issues including ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, an initiative launched by PM Modi. This is also a good opportunity for NRIs and PIOs to invest in the burgeoning and viable business environment of India.
The first five days of the fair from November 14-18 are restricted to business visitors only.
General public will be able to visit from 19th November onwards and entry is free for senior citizens and physically challenged.
The fair will remain open 9.30am to 7.30pm and tickets are not be sold in advance.
The theme of the fair this year is ‘Women Entrepreneurs’ which is aimed at helping organizations integrate women welfare programs in different parts of India.
While South Africa is the Partner Country of the IITF 2014, Thailand is the Focus Country and Delhi the Focus state at the fair.
Apart from India, the 25 countries participating in this year’s IITF are: China, Germany, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Hong Kong, Iran, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam.
There will be different kinds of cultural programs like music and dance performances of classical and semi classical genre, geet, gazal, qawaali, street plays and puppet shows at the Trade Fair. For more details, please click here: :http://www.iitf.in/culture_prog.php
How to reach IITF 2014
By Delhi Metro :
Pragati Maidan Metro station via Blue line
1) Rajghat to Pragati Maidan (Covering All Gates)
2) Dayal Singh College to Pragati Maidan
Round Robin from Gate 1 Pragati Maidan to Gate 1 Pragati Maidan
Ticket Selling Time:
9:00am to 4pm (on Weekdays)
9:00am to 2pm (on Saturday/ Sunday/ Holidays)
Ticket Selling Counters:
All selected Delhi Metro Stations & Airport Metro Express Stations
Gate Number – 1 and 2 of Pragati Maidan
Entry Free for Senior Citizen (supported by age proof) & Physically Challenged
Entry from Any Gate