General Information


Venue

The Symposium venue will be at The Ashok Hotel and India Habitat Centre located in New Delhi, both main hubs of the capital of India.



About New Delhi

A symbol of the country's rich past and thriving present, Delhi is a city where ancient and modern blend seamlessly. It is a place that not only touches your pulse but even fastens it to a frenetic speed. Home to millions of people, the city takes on the unprecedented responsibilities of realizing dreams by bringing people closer and inspiring their thoughts. All this is combined with the best features of a modern city such as a metro system, bustling markets and fabulous eating places. The past and the present mould seamlessly together, making centuries-old monuments a part of the city's daily life. Delhi is very much a history's child. The story of the city is as old as the epic Mahabharata, when the town was known as Indraprastha, where the Pandavas used to live. Many empires rose to the heights of their power and were destroyed here. Among the prominent dynasties which made Delhi their capital were the Tughlaqs, the Khiljis and the Mughals.

Even today, one can have a fascinating glimpse into the past in Old Delhi, with its labyrinth of narrow lanes, old Havelis and colourful bazaars. Rickshaws wind their way through this crowded, bustling capital of the Mughals, where life continues, much as it did hundreds of years ago. It is home to three World Heritage monuments—Qutab Minar, Red Fort and Humayun's Tomb that have survived many centuries and give an idea of architectural wonders created by emperors in the past. 


Rashtrapati Bhawan                                      Jama Masjid

Central Delhi, with its tree-lined avenues, imposing structures and buildings such as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and India Gate, reflects Delhi's colonial past. A number of museums provide a glimpse into the country's fascinating history. But the modern Delhi has a lot more to offer. Delhi has a modern, well planned and extensive Metro network that connects all corners of Delhi; this network is still growing. New roadways and flyovers have improved connectivity, the latest of which is the Signature Bridge, an ambitious Cable-cStayed Bridge project in Delhi – it promises to be a landmark. There are world-class stadia like the revamped Nehru Stadium that can be accessed by one and all, throughout the year. All of this has been developed and sustained while maintaining Delhi's green cover, a unique feature that distinguishes this truly global metropolis from other cities in the world where the tree line is subdued by skyscrapers.


India Gate                                                Red Fort