India will formally take over the G-20 presidency today, December 1. Several events will be held across the country including the lighting of 100 monuments with the G-20 logo to mark the occasion.
The logo draws inspiration from the vibrant colours of India’s national flag. It juxtaposes planet Earth with India’s national flower Lotus, which reflects growth amid challenges. The Earth reflects India’s pro-planet approach to life, one in perfect harmony with nature. Below the G20 logo is written Bharat, in the Devanagari script.
The theme of India’s G20 Presidency is Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam or One Earth One Family One Future. The theme affirms the value of all life – human, animal, plant, and microorganisms and their interconnectedness on the planet Earth and in the wider universe.
It will be a big opportunity for India as the country will get a global center stage. During the course of its Presidency, India will be holding about 200 meetings in 32 different sectors in multiple locations across the country.