Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gahlot, said that the G-20 presidency is a matter of pride for India and it is due to the contribution of all the prime ministers to develop the country since independence.
Gehlot was addressing a meeting related to the G-20 Summit chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing on Friday.
Gahlot said, "After independence, India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gave ideas of global welfare such as the 'Panchsheel principle' and the Non-Aligned movement. The Non-Aligned Conference was also held in India."
The fellow countries of the G-20 have a crucial share of the world's economy and population. It is a terrific platform to showcase the country's culture at the global level, he added.
The Chief Minister noted that this global summit would leave an unforgettable impression of Indian culture on the world and become a medium to turn the coming decade into India's decade.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister gave guidelines for documentation of all G-20 events, referring to the example of the G-20 Sherpa meeting held in Udaipur so that it can be used in future events. He conveyed his gratitude for the arrangements made by the Rajasthan government with its hospitality, local cuisine, and traditional Rajasthani ways of welcoming the sherpas at the G-20 Sherpa meeting in Udaipur.
In the presentation of Rajasthan at the G-20 meeting, it was said that during the event, the Sherpas glorified the excellent use of information technology in digital transactions in Rajasthan and had set high standards in organizing G-20 meetings, which are inspirational for other states.
PM Modi on Friday chaired a meeting of the Governors and chief ministers of states and Lt Governors of Union Territories via video-conferencing to discuss factors relating to India’s G20 Presidency.
The Prime Minister stated that India's G-20 Presidency belongs to the nation and is an incredible opportunity to showcase the country's strengths.
The Prime Minister further underlined the importance of teamwork and sought the cooperation of the states/union territories in the organisation of various G20 events.