On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the logo for India’s G20 presidency along with the theme and website. The logo for G20 has a lotus in it along with a message in Sanskrit that reads ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ followed by ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’.
At the video conference launch, the Prime Minister explained why lotus is a symbol of hope. Read this article if you are interested in learning more on the topic as mentioned by the PM.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that “The world is going through the after-effects of a disruptive once-in-a-century pandemic, conflicts and a lot of economic uncertainty. The symbol of the lotus in the G20 logo is a representation of hope in these times. No matter how adverse the circumstances, the lotus still blooms”.
The current chair of G20 is Indonesia and India will assume the presidency of the powerful G20 from December 1, 2022. Once it assumes the presidency, it will hold this post for the upcoming one year. The G20 Leaders’ Summit is scheduled for September 9 and 10, 2022 at the level of Heads of State/Government in New Delhi.
PM’s Inspiring Words
The Prime Minister called India the “mother of democracy” and he also stated that India will direct its efforts towards making sure that “there is no first world or third world, but only one world.”
Calling India the ‘mother of democracy’, PM Modi said India’s efforts will be to ensure that “there is no first world or third world, but only one world.”
Significance of the G20 logo
The Prime Minister suggested that the logo for G20 is not merely a symbol but a message and a resolve. He stated that “This G20 logo is not just a symbol, it is a message, an emotion running through our veins. It is a resolve, which is now being included in our thoughts.”
The Prime Minister also mentioned that the logo reflects our idea of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam which means that the whole earth is a family and India has and will always believe in global harmony. He also mentioned that “The lotus flower symbolises our Puranic heritage, our aastha (belief) and boddhikta (intellectualism)”.
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