PM: India should focus on global welfare during G20 presidency


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India should focus on global good and welfare during its presidency, describing India’s G20 presidency as a great opportunity.
India will take over the G20 presidency on 1 December from Indonesia. Addressing the nation through the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, he said that India has solutions to fight the challenges for global peace and sustainable development.
“The Presidency of G-20 has arrived as a big opportunity for us. We have to make full use of this opportunity and focus on Global Good, world welfare. Whether it is peace or unity, sensitivity towards the environment, or sustainable development, India has solutions to challenges related to these,” Modi said. He further said that the theme proposed by India for the presidency, “One Earth, One Family, One Future” shows the country’s commitment to Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam which means the world is one family. Noting that the G-20 countries comprise two-thirds of the world’s population, three-fourths of world trade, and 85% of global GDP, he said that it is it is “great opportunity” for India and every Indian. “This becomes even more special because India was awarded this responsibility during Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal,” he said. He further said in the coming days, many programs related to G-20 will be organized in different parts of the country. “During this period, people from different parts of the world will get a chance to visit your states. I am sure that you will bring the diverse and distinctive colors of your culture to the world and you also have to remember that the people coming to the G-20, even if they come now as delegates, are tourists of the future,” he said.
The prime minister urged schools, colleges and universities to create opportunities for discussions, debates and competitions related to G-20.