|18th G-20 Summit
- On September 9-10, 2023, the 18th G-20 Summit will be held in New Delhi, India.
- India’s G-20 presidency is based on the central theme of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’.
- This theme is taken from the ancient Sanskrit text of the Maha Upanishad.
- The logo of the G-20 chaired by India is inspired by the vibrant colors of India’s national flag ‘saffron, white, green and blue’.
- The logo depicts the Earth with the Lotus, the national flower of India, representing ‘growth’ amid ‘challenges’.
- The seven petals of the lotus represent the seven continents and the seven universal musical notes.
- G-20 chairmanship also marks the beginning of ‘Amrit Kaal’ for India.
- It is to be known that from August 15, 2022, the 75th anniversary of India’s independence to the 100th anniversary of independence,the period of 25 years has been given the name of ‘Amrit Kaal”.
- “India” is written in ‘Devanagari’ script below the G-20 logo.
- Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and UAE are among the special invitee countries for the G-20 summit to be held under the chairmanship of India.
- The organization of the G-20 summit and its related meetings in India is not limited to New Delhi only.
- More than 200 G-20 meetings in more than 50 cities of India will be held.
- Meetings related to G-20 are also proposed to be organized in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra and Greater Noida.
- On February 11-12, 2023, the first G-20 Empower Inception Meeting was organized in Agra.
- The First G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) meeting in India was organized in Lucknow between 13 to 15 February 2023.
- Under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, the G20 Culture Working Group (CWG) under India’s Presidency, the G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting was held at Varanasi on 26 August 2023.