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India updates UN on presidency of 'People's G20'

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj said as the prime minister said India chairing G20 is a reflection of the strength of 140 crore Indians, "we are making it a People's G20."

"As the honourable Prime Minister of India has said that the chairing by India of the G20 presidency is a reflection of the strength of 140 crore Indians. We are taking the G20 to the people of our country, we are making it a People's G20," Kamboj said while addressing the UN Informal briefing on the 'G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor's Meeting and Foreign Minister's Meeting.

The Indian Ambassador said India's G20 presidency started off well. "We've had several important meetings including the Foreign Minister's Meeting and the meeting of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors," she said.

She said India is involving the private sector, universities, civil society and youth in practical activities and bringing out fresh perspectives thereby on global issues. Recently, Kamboj said that PM Modi's leadership has been instrumental in highlighting the importance of gender equality, and women empowerment through impactful campaigns such as 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padao'. She said that the Indian government has also taken numerous citizen-centric digital initiatives with a greater focus to enable access for women to finance, credit, technology and employment.


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