India has officially taken over the yearlong G20 Presidency during which over 200 meetings will be held in the country across 55 locations. 100 ASI centrally-protected monuments, including UNESCO world heritage sites across the country, will be lit up for a week starting today and will bear the G20 logo to mark the taking over of the G20 Presidency by India.
The list of 100 sites includes Humayun’s Tomb and Purana Quila in Delhi to Modhera Sun Temple in Gujarat, and Konark Sun Temple in Odisha to Sher Shah Suri’s Tomb in Bihar.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said, “Today, as India begins its G-20 Presidency, penned a few thoughts on how we want to work in the coming year based on an inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive agenda to further global good.”
“Gone is the time to remain trapped in the same old zero-sum mindset, which has led to both scarcity and conflict.”
“I firmly believe now is the best time to go further still and catalyse a fundamental mindset shift, to benefit humanity as a whole,” he said.
“It is time to get inspired by our spiritual traditions which advocate oneness and work together to solve global challenges,” he added.