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G20 Summit begins in Delhi: List of events lined up

The G20 Leader’s Summit began on September 9, 2023, in New Delhi at the Bharat Mandapam International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Leaders from around the world convened for this important event, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended a warm welcome to them. India’s G20 presidency is centered on the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,’ which translates to ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’ This global gathering, the culmination of a series of ministerial meetings and engagements throughout the year, aims to address significant global issues.

Here is the list of events lined up for the world leaders across two days

Day 1 Schedule (September 9, 2023)

Morning Bliss (9:30 am – 10:30 am): The day’s proceedings will commence with a graceful arrival of world leaders and their delegations at the magnificent Bharat Mandapam. Against the backdrop of the Tree of Life Foyer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join his international counterparts for a momentous photo session, capturing the essence of unity. Subsequently, the leaders will convene in the distinguished ambiance of the Leader’s Lounge within Bharat Mandapam.

  • Harmony in Thought (10:30 am – 1:30 pm): The first session, themed “One Earth,” will unfold in the grandeur of the Summit Hall at Bharat Mandapam. Following this enriching session, a working lunch will be served, fostering collaboration and camaraderie among the global leaders.
  • Diplomacy in Motion (1:30 pm – 3:30 pm): During this interval, leaders will engage in various bilateral meetings, forging bonds and charting pathways towards mutual understanding and cooperation.
  • Embracing Our Global Family (3:30 pm – 4:45 pm): The second session, ‘One Family,’ will bring leaders together to discuss the bonds that unite us all. As this session concludes, leaders will return to their respective accommodations, ready to continue their journey towards shared goals.
  • An Evening of Unity (7 pm – 8 pm): The day will culminate with an exquisite dinner gathering, commencing with a warm welcome photo session. Leaders and heads of delegations will come together, celebrating the spirit of collaboration.
  • Conversations Under the Stars (8 pm – 9 pm): Over dinner, the world’s leaders will engage in meaningful conversations, sharing their visions and perspectives in an atmosphere of camaraderie and goodwill.
  • Reflection and Rest (9 pm – 9:45 pm): To wrap up the day, leaders and heads of delegations will reconvene in the serene ambiance of the leaders’ lounge at Bharat Mandapam before retiring to their respective accommodations, prepared for the events of the following day.

Day 2 Itinerary (September 10, 2023)

  • Harmonious Beginnings (8:15 am – 9 am): The leaders and heads of delegations will make their dignified arrivals at Rajghat, each in their individual motorcades, a symbol of unity in diversity.
  • Tribute to the Mahatma (9:00 am – 9:20 am): A solemn and touching moment awaits as the leaders pay their respects by laying a wreath at the sacred Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi. The atmosphere will be filled with the serenity of his favorite devotional songs performed live.
  • Gathering at the Leaders’ Lounge (9:20 am): Following this poignant tribute, leaders and heads of delegations will convene at the prestigious Leaders’ Lounge within Bharat Mandapam.
  • Unity in Green (9:40 am – 10:15 am): A symbolic gesture of environmental stewardship will take place as leaders and heads of delegation assemble at Bharat Mandapam. They will participate in a tree planting ceremony at the South Plaza, underlining their commitment to a sustainable future.
  • Charting Our Collective Destiny (10:30 am – 12:30 pm): The third session of the summit, aptly named ‘One Future,’ will commence at the venue. Here, leaders will deliberate on the path forward for our shared global destiny. The session will conclude with the momentous adoption of the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration, reflecting the collective aspirations of nations united for a better tomorrow.

Key leaders attending the event in the country’s capital over the weekend include US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

It’s worth noting that Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be absent from the weekend summit. However, China will have its representation through Chinese Premier Li Qiang, and Russia will be represented by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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