Lotus symbol of hope: Indian PM Modi on G20 presidency

The G20 logo launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing draws inspiration from the vibrant colours of India's national flag - saffron, white and green, and blue. It juxtaposes planet Earth with the lotus, India's national flower that reflects growth amid challenges, said an official statement.

According to the official statement, the Earth reflects India's pro-planet approach to life, one in perfect harmony with nature.

Below the G20 logo is "Bharat", written in the Devanagari script. The theme of India's G20 Presidency - "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" or "One Earth One Family One Future" - is drawn from the ancient Sanskrit text of the Maha Upanishad.

Calling this a momentous occasion, the Prime Minister said the Presidency of G-20 during the year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is a matter of pride for every Indian.

"Next week, I will go to Indonesia. Formally, there will be an announcement that India will get the presidency of G20," he said.

"I congratulate countrymen on the historic occasion of India's G20 Presidency. 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam' is the signature of India's compassion for the world. Lotus portrays India's cultural heritage and faith in bringing the world together," he said.


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