G-20 meetings being held in the country are becoming conductors of Indian values


The mascot issued by India for the presidency of G-20 also communicates Indian values ​​to the world. In the mascot, the earth has been inscribed on the auspicious lotus flower. This mascot has deep implications.

Coincidentally, when India is celebrating the nectar festival of its independence, at the same time it has got the opportunity of presiding over the ‘G-20’, an organization of influential countries of the world. India has got this opportunity to chair the G-20 for one year, in which India will organize more than 200 G-20 meetings. Scholars and diplomats from all over the world are coming in these meetings on various issues. Surely India will be able to attract their attention towards its cultural heritage with its hospitality. This is also an opportunity to give a deeper color of friendship to the relations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government have developed over the years with the countries included in the G-20 group through continuous contact-dialogue. Along with macroeconomic issues, when G-20 representatives and subject matter experts come to meetings on burning issues such as trade, climate change, sustainable development, health, agriculture, energy, environment and climate change, they will discuss these issues with India. But will also go by taking the right approach. These are such topics on which the world is talking, but concrete solution-oriented initiatives are not being taken because there is a lack of universal values ​​in terms of solutions. For example, on the issue of environment, the powerful countries themselves are not ready to give up the indulgent trend, but they are expecting the developing countries to make efforts to reduce carbon emissions etc. In the light of its tradition, India can pave the way for the world during the G-20 meetings on the above subjects. Seeing the enthusiasm and enthusiasm with which India has welcomed and accepted the G-20 presidency, it can be understood that the present leadership has already prepared a ground on which to stand and promote Indian values. Will strengthen India’s relations with influential countries of the world on this basis. It must be said that India has such a golden opportunity, which will prove to be helpful in re-establishing India’s welfare thoughts and values ​​on the world stage.

With the chairmanship of G-20, the group with the world’s largest economy, India started spreading the Indian culture which is auspicious for the whole world. India has kept ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ as the central motto of its one-year term of the presidency of G-20. In fact, India is working to give a message to the world that we all living on this earth belong to the same family, so we all have the same future. That’s why everyone has to take such decisions together, in which everyone has a common interest. Wherever anti-humanity activities go on, it should not be assumed that it will not affect us. Since we all have intertwined interests, it is natural to have an impact. The Russo-Ukraine war is the latest and most perfect example to understand this. There is a war going on between two countries but its effect is visible all over the world.

There was a time when big countries of the world like America, France, Britain etc. did not consider terrorism as a global issue. India tried its best to establish on the global stage that even though the world may feel that terrorism is a problem only for India, but in reality it will become a threat to the entire humanity and other countries of the world as well. The world experienced this fact of India very soon, when there were terrorist attacks from America and Britain to France. The topics that are going to be discussed in the G-20 are also such topics, which affect everyone’s interests. Unless there is a consensus on those subjects, it is difficult to find a solution. That’s why it is India’s effort to reach a consensus on the above subjects. In this direction, India is trying to inculcate the feeling that this world is one family and our interests and interests are shared. It is worth mentioning that the idea of ​​’Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ has been kept in front of the world by the culture of India. By following the mantra of the Mahopanishad – “Ayam Bandhurayneti Gana Laghuchetsam, Udarcharitanan tu Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” – we can move forward towards creating a better, inclusive and harmonious world for all.

The mascot issued by India for the presidency of G-20 also communicates Indian values ​​to the world. In the mascot, the earth has been inscribed on the auspicious lotus flower. This mascot has deep implications. The earth, seated on a lotus, symbolizes hope for growth amid challenges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said in reference to the mascot- “The mascot of G-20 is not just a symbol. It’s a message, it’s a feeling, which runs in our veins. This is a resolution that has been included in our thinking. Through this mascot and central theme, we have given a message. Buddha’s message for freedom from war, Mahatma Gandhi’s solution for resistance to violence, through G-20, India is giving new energy to their global reputation. The lotus symbol in the G-20 mascot represents hope”. Another message of this mascot is that earth can be kept happy only by being in harmony with nature. That’s why development should happen only in harmony with nature.

The G-20 meetings held in Madhya Pradesh should be seen in the context of how India is trying to take the idea of ​​world welfare to the world by making the G-20 meetings a medium. The guests from all over the world not only experienced the hospitality of India here, they were also given a glimpse of the Indian culture which gives the message of peace and co-existence. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan took special care that along with the brainstorming that emerged from the discussions, the learned representatives of the G-20 should take with them a direct experience of the Indian culture and its values ​​after seeing the Indian heritage. On the request of the Chief Minister, the representatives of G-20 visited world heritage sites like Sanchi and Bhimbetka. Also visited Mahakal in Ujjain, famous as the center of Indian knowledge-tradition. People from all over the world also felt the Indian attitude towards biodiversity in the tiger reserve. Undoubtedly, the representatives and scholars of G-20 must have started realizing that India does not talk about ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ to say, it is its traditional It is an idea, which he has been following since the Rishi tradition. Because of this idea, India’s approach towards the world is far more creative, constructive and benevolent. It may be recalled that in 1893, a young monk from India hoisted the banner of Indian philosophy of life at the Religion Conference held in Chicago, USA. Standing confidently on that global platform, Swami Vivekananda had proved that the idea of ​​doing welfare of the world lies in the Indian culture and Indian values. In ‘Amrit Kaal’, India has once again got the platform of G-20 to create attraction towards Indian values ​​in the world and win everyone’s trust on the basis of them.

-Lokendra Singh

(The author is assistant professor at Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication.)

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