Reliance Industries Ltd. has announced the opening of the country's largest and multi-faceted destination, the Jio World Centre. Envisioned by Nita Ambani, Director Reliance Industries and Founder-Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, the Centre covers an expanse of 18.5 acres in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).
Launching initially with a dedication of the 'Dhirubhai Ambani Square' and the musical 'Fountain of Joy' to the city of Mumbai and Jio World Convention Centre, the Jio World Centre will have a phase-wise opening over the course of the current and the next year. A first-of-its kind destination in India, the Jio World Centre includes a cultural centre, a musical fountain, an upscale retail experience, a curated selection of cafes and fine dining restaurants, serviced apartments and offices, and the state-of-the-art convention facility, it said in a statement.
Sharing her vision for the Centre, Nita Ambani in a statement said, "From the largest conventions to cultural experiences to pathbreaking retail and dining facilities, Jio World Centre is envisioned as Mumbai's new landmark, a point where we come together to script the next chapter of India's growth story." The 'Dhirubhai Ambani Square' is a dedication to founder of Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani and the city of Mumbai. There will be a free-entry, open public space,
The 'Dhirubhai Ambani Square' is centered around the 'Fountain of Joy', a series of spectacular fountain shows of water, lights & music. The fountain symbolizes India and its many colours, featuring eight fire shooters, 392 water jets, and over 600 LED lights which create an unforgettable display of evolving lotus blossom patterns with petals dancing to the melody of the music. Dedicating the musical fountain, Nita Ambani said, "With great joy and pride, we dedicate the Dhirubhai Ambani Square and the world class Fountain of Joy to the people and city of Mumbai. A celebration of the spirit of the city, it will be an iconic new public space where people share joys and soak in the colours and sounds of Aamchi Mumbai! I am delighted to pay a special tribute to teachers on the opening night. Having been a teacher myself, I thank our teachers for working tirelessly and keeping the flame of knowledge burning in these challenging times. Our tribute show applauds these real heroes."
Over 250 teachers from BMC schools and other schools across Mumbai were invited to attend the opening show as a mark of respect for their efforts in adapting to the new methods of teaching in last two years to keep the flame of knowledge burning and ensuring India's march towards achieving its next decade of success. The square will open with evening shows every day. Free entry passes can be booked on the dhirubhaiambanisquare.com.
The Jio World Convention Centre, offers convention and exhibition facilities. It will have three exhibition halls spanning 1,61,460 sq ft, accommodating over 16,500 guests, two convention halls totalling 1,07,640 sq ft accommodating over 10,640 guests, a majestic 32290 sq ft ballroom accommodating over 3,200 guests and 25 meeting rooms with total area of 29062 sq ft. It will also have total area of 1,39,930 sq ft of pre-function concourse across all the levels, hybrid and digital experiences enabled by 5G network, largest kitchen capacity with ability to cater to over 18,000 meals a day and India's largest on-site parking in a convention centre with capacity of 5,000 cars, it said.
The centre will also be home to new and innovative culinary concepts including Oberoi 360 and the global culinary sensation, India Accent; a retail precinct with world class shopping experience and luxury brands. However, the epicenter of the culturally immersive experiences will be the crowning jewel-the cultural centre; a one-of-its kind space for the artistic community, due to launch in 2023, it said.
(With ANI inputs)