IEP Chandigarh, February 27
The preparations for the Anti-Corruption Working Group meeting of G-20 countries to be held in Haryana’s Gurugram; from March 1 to 4 have been finalised. Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal is reviewing and continuously monitoring the department-wise preparations for the programme. Regarding the G-20 Summit meetings, Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi has said that during this time all the states should showcase their rich culture and better aspects; to create a good image of India in the minds of the foreign guests coming for the summit.
In this summit, Haryana will present its tradition of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’. Regarding this event, G-20 logos will be displayed at about 100 public places in Gurugram. Along with this, Metro Pillars, National Highway and various buildings will also be illuminated.
Adequate arrangements have also been made for the accommodation of the delegates participating in the summit, along with cleanliness, plantation and security of the places related to the event and for tours of Museo Camera, Sultanpur Lake, Biodiversity Park, Cyber Hub, Taoru’s Car Museum, Pratapgarh Farm etc. Museo Camera will feature an exhibition on India’s journey of photography over the last 75 years by 42 leading photographers.
During the visit of the foreign delegation, the functioning of women self-help groups of Haryana will be displayed at Sultanpur Lake. Focusing on the International Year of Millet, the guests will be welcomed with millet products, traditional Haryanvi turban and tilak.
Notably, the G-20 was established in 1999 as a forum to discuss global economic and financial issues; following the Asian financial crisis. In the wake of the global economic and financial crisis of 2007, the G-20 was upgraded to the level of heads of state/government and in 2009 it was designated as the premier forum for international economic cooperation.
It plays an important role in determining and strengthening the global structure and governance on all major international economic issues. Initially the G20 focused on macroeconomic issues, but later expanded its agenda to include trade, sustainable development, health, agriculture, energy, environment, climate change and anti-corruption.
India will chair the G-20 from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023. For India, the G-20 chairmanship marks the beginning of the ‘Amrit Kaal’, which begins on August 15, 2022, the 75th anniversary of Independence; in its vision for a futuristic, prosperous, inclusive and developed society, characterized by a human-centred approach; for a period of 25 years till the centenary of independence.