WHY IN NEWS?
The Prime Minister has inaugurated the International Cooperation and Convention Centre – Rudraksh in Varanasi.
- Rudraksh is an international cooperation and convention centre that will offer a glimpse of the cultural richness of Varanasi.
- The centre has been built with the assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency.
- Purpose: The centre has been developed with the objective to dedicate an ideal platform for social and cultural interactions between people and strengthen the city’s competitiveness by developing the tourism sector.
- Moreover, the centre is also ideal for holding international conferences, exhibitions and music concerts and other events.
- Further, at the centre as many as 108 Rudraksha have been installed at this convention centre and its roof is shaped like a Shiva Linga.