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Pic Shows ‘Bharat’ Written On Nameplate As PM Modi Delivers Speech At G20 Summit

Mumbai: The nameplate kept in front of PM Narendra Modi as he delivered his speech at the inaugural session of the G20 Summit read ‘Bharat’. This comes amid an India-Bharat debate that was sparked after an invite for dinner was issued in the name of the ‘President of Bharat’.

‘Bharat’ was displayed on a sign as Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his opening remarks at the summit, as seen in videos and images that were extensively shared on social media.

“Both inside and outside of the nation, ‘Sabka Sath’ has come to represent India’s G20 Presidency. Throughout 200 meetings were conducted all throughout India as this has evolved into the G20 of the people, according to PM Modi.

In various official G20 papers, the administration has used “Bharat,” the term given to the nation together with India in the Constitution. According to government sources cited by news agency PTI, it was a deliberate choice.

At the Bharat Mandapam, the site of the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Modi greeted a number of foreign leaders prior to his opening address, including US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

The first people to arrive at the freshly constructed site in Pragati Maidan included UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director and Chairman Kristalina Georgieva, and World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

In front of a replica of the Konark Wheel, a 13th-century object representing time, development, and ongoing change, Modi greeted the heads of state.

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