Amitabh Kant, the G20 Sherpa for India, said on September 4 that India “truly emerged as the voice of the Global South” and emphasised the “unique Indian narrative” that India created during its chairmanship of the G20 Summit.
Kant said in a brief video message posted on X by the G20 Presidency of India’s official account, “So India has built a unique Indian narrative during its G20 presidency.”
“India has truly emerged as the voice of the Global South during its G20 presidency,” said Kant in the brief video message. “This is the first time that four emerging markets, one after another, will hold the G20 presidency and, as India has done, it gives a very massive opportunity to bring all the critical issues of developing countries to the forefront and carry them vigorously forward for implementation.”
The problems India focused on during its G20 presidency of the summit, such as digital public infrastructure, sustainable lifestyle principles, traditional medicine, millets, global biofuel, and many more, were emphasised in the film by India’s G20 Sherpa.
He also stated how India, in contrast to other nations, has held many G20 Summit gatherings in various states and towns. However, Kant believed that India’s emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment was one of the presidency’s greatest accomplishments.
Kant cited India’s emphasis on digital public infrastructure as one of its most important characteristics.
Then, traditional medicine has received a lot of attention. The traditional medicine industry has received significant attention from the Health Ministry and the G20 in relation to health, he said.
The Disaster Risks Resilience was a focus of the summit, according to India’s G20 Sherpa, which “opened the door for discussion on all aspects relating to disasters and how to handle them.”
According to Kant, the Indian narrative also “revolved around millets,” which were a component of every single meal that was provided. He also noted that there was a strong emphasis on the One District, One Product, which was a component of the presents we gave to foreign visitors to India.
Additionally, he said that India’s G20 participation has “been very different from other countries.”
“When a G20 country assumes the presidency, festivities often take place in one or two locations. In stark contrast, the Prime Minister has emphasised that the G20 should take place in every Indian state. Thus, the G20 has been hosted in all 50 states and more than 60 Indian towns, according to Kant.
Kant remarked that India’s focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment was one of the presidency’s greatest accomplishments.
“I believe we have placed a significant emphasis on gender equality by focusing on closing the digital gap, recognising the contribution of women to climate change, and encouraging more labour force participation. No other nation, in my opinion, has had as great an impact on women and girls as India has. And it has definitely been the high point of India’s G20 chairmanship,” Kant remarked.
On December 1 of the previous year, India took over as G20 President. The 18th G20 Summit, which is set for September 9–10 in New Delhi, will be the climax of all G20 activities and gatherings during the year.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union are the 19 nations that make up the Group of Twenty (G20).