PM’s vision of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” has affectionately resonated across the globe & instilled a sense of national pride.
India is a land of diversity of faith, spirituality and traditions. This diversity has contributed to the richness of India’s history and culture, making it a truly unique and vibrant nation. As the ‘Mother of Democracy,’ its belief in democratic principles has been unwavering since time immemorial. The concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (“the world is one family”) is deeply embedded in the Indian soul, and it has guided India’s interactions with the world for centuries.
As India’s global influence grows, it remains committed to upholding the principles of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. This principle has guided India’s approach to international relations, emphasizing cooperation, peaceful coexistence, and mutual respect among nations. India believes that the world can only achieve peace and prosperity if we all work together as one family.
The 18th G20 Summit, which was held in India under the presidency of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was a resounding success. The summit, which took place in New Delhi on September 9 and 10, 2023, brought together leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies (representing around 85% of global GDP) to discuss a wide range of global challenges, including the global economy, climate change, and sustainable development.
In pride and glory, I express my heartfelt congratulations to our honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, for the triumphant culmination of India’s G20 Presidency. Under his visionary leadership, India has ascended to new heights of international diplomacy, leaving an indelible mark on the global stage.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi’s personal engagement with G20 leaders has been instrumental in building trust and bonhomie ambience. His eloquent advocacy for the Global South and his emphasis on inclusive growth & sustainable development highlighting India’s empathy and solidarity with developing nations have resonated deeply wide across the international community.
India’s G20 Presidency, under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, can indeed be seen as a momentous diplomatic triumph for the country. Modi’s leadership of the G20 has been hailed as a voice of moderation, a beacon of hope in a world that is increasingly divided. Interestingly, Modi’s success as the G20 President has made him a role model for other developing countries. He has shown that developing countries can play a leading role in shaping the global agenda, synchronously balancing national interests with global commitments.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi’s deft stewardship has navigated India through complex global challenges, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. It may be recalled here that India played a crucial role in building global cooperation and symmetry to address the health, economic and social impacts of the pandemic. India has also demonstrated its diplomatic acumen and commitment to multilateralism and international cooperation, recognizing that global challenges can only be solved through collective action.
Hon’ble PM Modi’s G20 leadership has been praised by world leaders, experts, and the media alike. He has been credited with his ability to bring together diverse nations and achieve concrete outcomes. His efforts to ensure that the voices of emerging economies were heard and their interests were taken into account were widely appreciated. The summit’s discussions and policy outcomes reflected a balanced approach that aimed to bridge the gap between developed and developing nations, fostering global economic stability and sustainable development. Hon’ble PM Modi’s emphasis on creating an open and transparent platform for discussions allowed for meaningful exchanges of ideas and perspectives. This led to the formulation of innovative strategies and collaborative approaches to tackle various global issues, such as climate change, economic growth, sustainable development, and cybersecurity
It’s a matter of big pride that the world leaders hailed India’s hospitality and praised humble Prime Minister Modi for presiding over a successful summit, reflecting its noteworthy message of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which encapsulated the attention of all the delegates. Again, it was heartening to note the name “Bharat” being officially accorded, the G20- 2023 (branding, logo) reflected both Bharat and India.
Meanwhile, the US State Department official spokesperson Matthew Miller, said, “We absolutely believe it was a success”, simultaneously, he praised hon’ble PM Modi for his “decisive leadership” and for advocating the voice of the Global South.
The G20 Presidency has also boosted Modi’s popularity and further consolidated his position as a supreme leader. He has been praised for his leadership and his ability to bring together the world’s leaders. Now, he has emerged as a key figure in global governance.
Since the G20 presidency in India was spread in about 25 major cities across the country, the summit provided a valuable platform for India to showcase its vibrant culture and diverse heritage, fostering a deeper understanding of India’s values, aspirations and goodwill among participating countries. Besides, it created a big boom for the country’s pride, infrastructure development and economy. During the course of hosting the summit across the country, India invested in new and upgraded infrastructure such as conference facilities, transportation networks and accommodation. This investment in infrastructure development created jobs, stimulated economic growth and left a lasting legacy for the country.
Similarly, India’s G20 Presidency provided a platform for all the states to showcase its economic potential and project India as an attractive destination for global investors. The summit attracted foreign delegates and tourists, boosting the hospitality and tourism industries. The increased visibility and attention from the international media also drew foreign investment and business opportunities.
India’s G20 Presidency has been a resounding diplomatic triumph, marked by a series of significant milestones. The adoption of the New Delhi Declaration, the establishment of a global debt distress resolution framework, the advancement of sustainable development goals, embodied with a shared commitment to building a more resilient, peaceful, prosperous and equitable world are just a few notable examples. Furthermore, the Delhi Declaration on the Ukraine-Russia war was a strong statement of support for the prevailing miserable situation and a call for an end to the conflict. These outcomes bear testament to India’s ability to galvanize global action and drive positive change.
In another milestone development, India succeeds Africa entering in the G20, the membership of the African Union was long overdue & it all resolved under India’s presidency, indeed, a significant breakthrough in G20 history. With Modi’s huge global reputation & the legacy of India’s clout, it capitalized its poweress to get incredible things done, so this was absolutely an outstanding summit of its kind.
At the outset, India’s successful Chandrayaan moon mission was an added feature in the G 20 Summit. India’s successful Chandrayaan Moon mission is a testament to the country’s scientific prowess and its commitment to international cooperation. Most benevolently, the moon mission’s logistics concept is “likely” to be shared with fellow countries in the interest of humanity, and this is a shining example of India’s commitment to Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the principle of the world being one family. India is a valuable member of the global community, and its incredible achievements in space exploration are a source of pride for the world community.
In a significant development, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s support for India’s aspirations for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council is a gesture of great pride & glory. Erdogan said, “A country like India being there on the UN Security Council, “we would be proud”. But as you know, the world is bigger than…larger than five.” This expression shows that the summit was an opportunity for India to strengthen its ties with other countries & to showcase its potential in the global standing.
India’s G20 Presidency was a watershed moment in its global journey. The summit demonstrated India’s growing influence and its ability to shape the global agenda. Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi’s leadership has catapulted India into a leading role on the world stage. His vision of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ has inspired millions across the globe. His leadership and acumen on issues such as climate change, sustainable development, and global health has earned huge respect and admiration of the international community. As India hands over the G20 Presidency to Brazil, it leaves behind a legacy of inclusiveness, cooperation, and progress. India has set a high standard for future G20 presidencies, and its contributions will continue to resonate in the years to come.
Once again, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi and his team for their outstanding contribution to India’s G20 Presidency. This historic achievement is a source of immense pride for all Indians. We are grateful for their dedication, perseverance, and unwavering commitment to India’s global aspirations. Long live our beloved Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, long live his reign & noble governance with full of grace forever embracing India’s pride & glory. We feel blessed and fortunate under your leadership. Your vision and compassion resonate pure and virtuous, our nation is strong and proud under your visionary leadership. May your benevolence, wisdom and good deeds be forever enshrined, in the hearts and souls of all humanity.
Originally written by Manoj Joshi of Gangtok; Sikkim. He can be contacted at Mob; 8918422242.