Chandni Chowk traders engage women translators for G20 Summit visitors


As Delhi is all set to host the G20 Summit over this weekend, traders in Chandni Chowk have engaged nearly 100 women entrepreneurs who will double up as translators fluent in English, French, Spanish, and other languages to provide foreign visitors with a seamless experience.
The Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI) has partnered with these women entrepreneurs, fashion designers, influencers, bloggers, salon owners, and boutique owners who are fluent in languages such as English, French, Spanish, and German to work as translators, its chairman, Brijesh Goyal, said.
These women will assist the traders of Chandani Chowk market in communicating with foreign visitors on September 8–10, he said. They will be engaged on a voluntary basis, he said.
These women entrepreneurs and businesswomen include Mohika Sawhney, Emeli Munshi, Gauri Webster, Vandana Rao, Chhaya Singh, Neeru Sehgal, and Shweta Rajpal.
Goyal said that CTI has also sent a list of volunteers to the Ministry of External Affairs so that it can contact them to help traders in other markets as well as foreign delegates.
While many prominent markets in the city lying in the controlled zone of New Delhi will be closed during the G20 Summit, Chandni Chowk, famed for its food and shopping experience as well as proximity to historic monuments, will serve as a big draw for visitors.
According to shop owners, these measures will facilitate seamless communication with foreign visitors.
“Our aim is to make Chandni Chowk, which is well known all over the country, famous in other countries also,” Goyal said.