The first day of the winter session of Parliament began on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar to officiate as Rajya Sabha Chair.
Jagdeep Dhankhar, the newly elected vice president, is serving as the Rajya Sabha chair for the first time. At the opening address in the Parliament, PM Modi said, “I congratulate the chairman on behalf of this house as well as the nation. You have reached this stage while going ahead in life amid struggles, it’s an inspiration for several people in the country. You are gracing this august post in the House.”
“Our Vice President is a Kisan Putra, and he studied at a Sainik school. Thus, he is closely associated with Jawans and Kisans,” he added.
Modi further stated, “This Parliament session is being held at a time when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and when India has assumed the G-20 Presidency.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that receiving the G20 Presidency for India is a big opportunity on Wednesday, just prior to the opening of the Winter Session of Parliament.
Addressing media persons before the start of the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, PM Modi said, “It’s the first day of Winter Session. This session is important because we met before August 15th. 75 years of independence were completed on August 15th, and we are going ahead in Azadi ka Amrit Kaal. We are meeting at a time when India has received the opportunity to preside over the G20.”
“The manner in which India has made a space in the global community, the manner in which expectations with India have risen, and the manner in which India is increasing its participation on the global platform, at a time like this, India receiving the G20 Presidency is a huge opportunity,” PM Modi said.
“This G20 Summit is not only a diplomatic event, but it is also an opportunity to showcase India’s capability to the world. Such a large country, the mother of democracy, with such diversity and capability-it’s an opportunity for the world to know India and for India to show its capability to the world,” he added.
An intergovernmental meeting of the world’s leading developed and emerging economies is known as the G20 or Group of 20. On December 1, India formally took over G20 presidency.
At the Bali summit last month, Indonesia transferred the G20 chairmanship to India in the presence of Prime Minister Modi.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union make up this group.
On Wednesday, the Parliament’s winter session will get underway. There will be a total of 17 working days in the session.
The winter session of Parliament will have 16 new measures on the agenda of the BJP-led central government.