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By Deepak Kumar Rath
Updated: December 6, 2022 9:48 am

By Deepak Kumar Rath

India has finally taken-over the presidency of G-20 at Bali, and in fact this is first time that the image of our nation has increased manifold at the global level. India took over the G-20 presidency from December 1 and our Prime Minister will be the master strategist to set the agenda of the world, and this is  huge responsibility on his shoulder. Uday India always campaigns the rising stature of India as Vishwa Guru. The time has come now to celebrate one of the most memorable days in the history of India. Those who are true Indians, they are in upbeat mood now to see our nation moving towards in the track of Developed Nation with the rising economic power, increasing GDP and most importantly, beating Britain in the post Covid-19 arena. We all know that responsibility of Bharat is more pertinent now as G-20 accounts for 85 percent of Global GDP, 78 percent of Global Trade, 90 percent of the patents and almost two third of the population. In fact one can argue that it would be a litmus test for us as the whole world is facing a  geopolitical crisis. As we know that 70 countries of the world are facing a global debt crisis and Covid-19 has resulted in making 200 million people go below the poverty line. Already there was crisis of climate change and much needed actions to tackle climate change.

So, here our Prime Minister holds the key for action-oriented reforms to set a global agenda, to prove again his credentials for true leadership skills. The whole world is looking forward towards Bharat now, to observe how Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fine-tune strategies to bring peace, prosperity and streamline the global supply chain system for a smooth trade in the region. If one looks at the challenges faced by Narendra Modi, then one has seen that he has turned every challenge in his life into an opportunity. In 2014, when Modi took over as our Prime Minister, the nation was feeling unsecured in every sector. But in no time he reposed faith amongst the countrymen. Make in India, Local for Vocal, Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, etc. were amongst his few giant strides, besides bringing reforms to strengthen the Indian economy, education, infrastructure development and the healthcare system.

With India being the president of G-20, we all now know that Narendra Modi is a daring leader to take decisive actions for tackling the opportunity. He needs to bring key reforms to ensure financial stability of the whole world and let the technological advances reach to each one and all. We have to ensure the free flow of food grain, fertilisers and fuel as there is an atmosphere of war in the European countries. India is already not having a very good rapport with China and there is a badmouth going on between the US and China. So, India needs to first unite the nations by diverting them from groupism. Modi has already praised the decisions of  previous 17 presidencies of G-20 and assured to get benefit out of it and go further. PM says: “Can we catalyse  a fundamental mindset shift, to benefit humanity as a whole? I believe we can”. PM said: “Some may argue that confrontation and greed are just human nature. I disagree. If humans were inherently selfish, what would explain the lasting appeal of so many spiritual traditions that advocate the fundamental oneness of us all? One such tradition popular in India, sees all living beings, and even inanimate things, as composed of the same five basic elements- the PanchaTatwa of earth, water, fire, air and space. Harmony among these elements- within us and between us, is essential for our physical, social and environmental wellbeing.

India’s G-20 presidency will work to promote this universal sense of oneness. Hence our theme-One Earth, One Family, One Future is quite apt. Truly, our PM advised all the nations to stay together to achieve basic human needs for its survival, instead of fighting with each other. War was never a solution to any global achievements and war never gives us any solution. Instead, all nations must unite to tackle the menace of terrorism, save our environment and face the repercussions of the pandemic. One hopes that the member nations of G-20 will agree with the oneness concept of India and carry forward the message for a peaceful world ahead.

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