The India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2023 will be opened at Pragati Maidan on Friday, October 27, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“On October 27, 2023, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the India Mobile Congress 2023,” the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) tweeted on Wednesday on X, the previous Twitter platform.

This year, on October 27–29, the DoT and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) will co-host the seventh edition of IMC.

More than 350 speakers, more than 400 exhibitors, and over one million attendees are anticipated for this year’s premier telecom and technology event.

With the introduction of their respective 5G mobile networks by Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel at the October IMC of the previous year, India became the first country in the world to have fifth-generation networks. In a short amount of time, both telecoms plan to finish deploying their 5G networks.

In addition to startup exhibitions, the IMC 2023 will feature a focus on 5G, 6G, broadcasting, satellite, semiconductors, drones, gadgets, and green technology.

“We are currently manufacturing over $2 billion worth of telecom equipment, or Rs 18,000 crore through the PLI program. “We need to make India an exporter of telecom and technology,” Union Minister of Communications and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw urged at the IMC 2023 curtain raiser in July. “But it’s time to scale it up by 5x to 10x with support from the government and position India as a technology powerhouse.”

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go to Goa to officially open the 37th National Games before launching a scheme in Maharashtra that will help over 86 million farmers and projects valued at over Rs 7,500 crore. According to an official release, Modi will deliver prayers and officially open the new “darshan queue complex” at the renowned Shri Saibaba temple in Shirdi to start his Maharashtra tour.

He will conduct the Nilwande Dam’s “Jal Pujan” and dedicate the dam’s canal network to the country. Later, he will participate in a public event in Shirdi where several development projects totaling roughly Rs 7,500 crore in the fields of health, train, road, and oil and gas will be inaugurated and the foundation stone laid.

According to the statement, the brand-new “darshan queue complex” at Shirdi is a cutting-edge, megastructure designed to give worshippers cozy waiting rooms.

It has many waiting areas with a combined capacity of about 10,000 seats for devotees.

In October 2018, the prime minister laid the foundation stone for it.