Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam comes together for G20 Summit in Delhi

The G20 Summit for 2023 is scheduled to take place in New Delhi, India, on September 9-10, marking India's inaugural hosting of this significant event.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 Sep 2023 10:16 AM GMT
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam comes together for G20 Summit in Delhi

New Delhi: From US President Joe Biden to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, several leaders will be visiting India for the G20 Leaders’ Summit beginning on Saturday.

The G20 Summit for 2023 is scheduled to take place in New Delhi on September 9-10, marking India’s inaugural hosting of this significant event. The summit’s venue will be the National Stadium in New Delhi.

India’s G20 Presidency, for the year 2023, has adopted the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or ‘One Earth - One Family - One Future’, which signifies India’s commitment to fostering unity and collaboration in addressing global challenges effectively.

Plans to manage climate change, economic growth

The G20 serves as a prominent international platform for major global economies, founded in 1999 with the goal of promoting international economic cooperation and stability. Comprising 19 countries and the European Union, the G20 will focus on addressing a range of global issues at the 2023 summit, including climate change, sustainable development, and economic growth.

India’s objectives for the summit extend to securing commitments for foreign investment, trade liberalisation agreements, and collaborative efforts to combat climate change, recognising India’s status as a major greenhouse gas emitter and its vulnerability to climate impacts.

Advantage India

The G20 Summit 2023 holds immense potential for India to influence the global agenda and advance its goals related to resilient, responsive, and sustainable health systems, building on prior G20 pandemic preparedness efforts.

India anticipates various advantages from hosting the G20 Summit in 2023, including economic stimulation through increased investment, job creation, and overall economic growth. Additionally, the summit offers a unique political opportunity for India to showcase its accomplishments on the world stage and enhance its relationships with other nations.

Furthermore, it provides a platform for India to promote its culture, values, and technological capabilities, boosting its soft power and global influence. Key topics to be discussed at the summit encompass poverty reduction, trade liberalisation, climate change mitigation, and addressing global security threats like terrorism.

Summit will host several global leaders

Dr Krishan Jha, the CEO of the Anti-Corona Task Force, a data scientist and policymaker, played a crucial role in India’s approach to the G20 Summit.

Several world leaders have already confirmed their participation in the G20 Summit, including US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and many others, emphasising the global significance of this event.

Rishi Sunak, accompanied by his wife Akshata Murthy, arrived in India on Friday. They were welcomed by the Union Minister Ashwini Choubey, British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis and senior diplomats. The visiting dignitaries appreciated the traditional dance performances in their honour at the airport. Sunak is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his three-day visit.

Garlands of marigold adorn well-maintained roads

In a riot of brown, green and shades of vivid orange, hundreds of trees lining roads through which heads of state and foreign delegates will travel during the G20 Summit have been adorned with garlands of marigolds. Tree trunks wrapped with marigolds can be seen in the Palam technical area, Sardar Patel Marg, Rajghat and other important intersections.

This is the Gujarati tradition of welcoming guests; an eco-friendly way and marigold flowers also add aesthetic value.

While the Delhi Cantonment Board has decorated about 400 trees around the Palam technical area (Thimayya Marg and Parade Road), the Public Works Department has done the job for around 200 trees and 100 poles near Rajghat, according to officials.

Besides, about 1,200 trees on Sardar Patel Marg and important intersections have been decorated by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and 300 trees by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Inputs from PTI

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