New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday unveiled the logo, theme and website of India’s G20 presidency via video-conferencing. Addressing the launch event, PM Modi said, “India is set to assume G20 Presidency. It is a moment of pride for 130 crore Indians.” The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the G20 presidency offers a unique opportunity to India to contribute to the global agenda on pressing issues of international importance. It said the logo, theme and website of India’s G20 presidency would reflect the country’s “message and overarching priorities” to the world. India will assume the presidency of the powerful grouping from current chair Indonesia on December 1. PM Modi while unveiling the G20 logo said, “This logo of G-20 is not just a logo. This is a message. It is a feeling which is in our veins. This is a resolution, which has been included in our thinking.”
“I congratulate countrymen on historic occasion of India’s G20 Presidency. ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ is signature of India’s compassion to world. Lotus portrays cultural heritage & faith of India in bringing world together,” he added.
The G20 or Group of 20 is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies. It comprises Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union (EU).
The G20 summit will take place in Bali on November 15-16 and Modi is set to be among the top leaders attending it. “In a significant step in this direction, India will assume the G20 presidency from December 1. The G20 presidency offers a unique opportunity to India to contribute to the global agenda on pressing issues of international importance,” it added.