Mumbai: The Jio World Centre of Reliance Industries Ltd, tipped to be the country’s largest multi-faceted destination, was inaugurated here today with a vision of becoming an iconic business, commercial and cultural destination.
The Jio World Centre, spread over 18.5 acres in Bandra Kurla Complex, includes a cultural centre, a musical fountain, an upscale retail experience, a curated selection of cafés and fine dining restaurants, serviced apartments and offices, and the state-of-the-art convention facility.
Envisioned by Nita Ambani, Director Reliance Industries and Founder-Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, the Centre will have a phased-wise opening over the course of the current and next year.
It has been launched initially with the dedication of the Dhirubhai Ambani Square and the musical Fountain of Joy to the city of Mumbai, besides a convention centre.
Sharing her vision for the Centre, Nita Ambani said described it as a tribute to the glorious nation and a reflection of the aspirations of ‘New India’.
“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,” she said.
The Dhirubhai Ambani Square, named after the Reliance founder Dhirubhai Ambani, will have a free-entry.
The Square is centered around the Fountain of Joy, whose highlight is 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.
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 Convention Centre is aimed to be India’s foremost venue for distinguished business and social events including consumer shows, conferences, exhibitions, mega concerts, gala banquets and weddings.
The multi- dimensional venue sets global benchmarks in India with transformative spaces, backed by technology.