IEP Chandigarh, February 18
The preparations for organizing G-20 Summit in Gurugram are gaining momentum. Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr Amit Agrawal, who is also the Director General of Information, Public Relations, Culture & Languages Department, Haryana, today reviewed the preparations, especially those related to branding of the event. In the meeting, it was told that the day of the participants of the Summit in Gurugram would begin with yoga session. All the participants from different countries will be invited for the yoga session in the morning. Efficient Yoga Instructors will be provided for these sessions daily and Protocol yoga asanas, which are usually performed on International Yoga Day, will be practiced during their three days stay at Hotel Leela in Gurugram. 1St Anti Corruption Working Group Meeting is scheduled to be held in Gurugram from ensuing March 1st to 4th.
In the virtually held meeting, Dr Agrawal said that it is a matter of pride for India to have presidency of G-20 Summit and its an opportunity for us to showcase Haryana’s rich cultural heritage before the foreign delegates. It also provides opportunity to project and promote the city of Gurugram among international community. For this all residents of Gurugram should come forward and participate in preparing the city to host this mega event. Everybody should contribute in his or her way. The companies or corporate houses should come forward in presenting a gesture of welcome to the delegates. For example, they can put up approved G-20 creatives and projections on their buildings. In addition, they can adequately lit up their buildings, as is done during Diwali festival. Similarly, the residents can contribute in keeping the city clean.
It was informed in the meeting that along with the preparations for the grand welcome of the participating delegates of the summit, signages and welcome gates, hoardings etc are also being displayed to inform the general public about the importance of this Summit. For this purpose, 400 auto rickshaws and as many taxi cabs in Gurugram and Faridabad are used to publicise the event. In addition, 100 bus queue shelters in the national capital Delhi and 200 bus queue shelters in Gurugram, 300 buses of Haryana State Transport, 200 departmental hoardings have been put up with publicity material related to the summit. Not only this, the G-20 logo is being broadcast on the screens in all the common service centers across the state. Publicity material related to the conference is being broadcast on 100 digital screens installed at railway stations of 6 districts including Gurugram. Not only this, eight inter-state Volvo buses plying from Gurugram have been completely wrapped (covered) with paraphernalia related to the summit. The city buses, plying on various routes in Gurugram were also being wrapped. Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has also signed MoU with an agency for pasting publicity material on pillars and platforms of Rapid Metro service. Haryana’s Republic Day tableau, which featured ‘Dharmakshetra Kurukshetra and Lord Krishna’s ‘Virat Swaroop’, would also be prominently displayed during the summit. Along with this, the description about the tableau and will be displayed on the digital screen so that the delegates can understand its importance.
It was also informed that the delegates of the Summit will be given options for evening visit to Camera Museum, Transport Museum, Biodiversity Park and Cyber Hub located in Gurugram city. They can go to any of these places as per their wish. They will be briefed about these places through brochures and digital mode.
In the meeting, it was told that the participants of the summit will also visit Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, where preparations are being made to welcome them. The Gurugram Traffic Police has been asked to prepare a traffic plan for this. The delegates will also be invited to plant saplings at the Sanctuary, so that the memory of the Summit remains in the future. The excursion tours of delegates to Car Museum in Tauru ( District Nuh) and Pratapgarh Farm ( District Jhajjar) are also being planned.
Commissioner Municipal Corporation P C Meena, Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav, Additional Commissioner MCG Amardeep Singh, CEO of GMCBL Smt Anju Chaudhary, Chief Protocol Officer Vatshal Vishishtha, District Ayush Officer Dr. Manju, STP Sanjiv Maan, District Wildlife Officer Rajendra Prasad and officers from DoPT and MEA also participated through onlin