Diginews presents a selection of amusing photos that were taken as the 2023 G20 summit comes to an end.
New Delhi played home to the 18th G20 summit, which was a landmark gathering of the Group of Twenty. The Bharat Mandapam International Exhibition-Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, hosted this summit from September 9 to 10. Rain fell in certain areas of the national capital region as Delhi prepared to host this important event. Raindrops gave the scenes at Bharat Mandapam a special perspective on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the G20 participants paid their tributes at Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, on the final day of the summit. At the memorial, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed each leader separately while standing in front of a portrait of Bapu Kuti and donning a Khadi angavastram or stole. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on their trip to Rajghat on the last day of the G20 Summit. During the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi posed for a picture with World Bank President Ajay Banga, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, and US President Joe Biden. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed greetings to President Azali Assoumani as the Union of the Comoros formally joined the G20 as a permanent member during the G20 Summit 2023 at the Bharat Mandapam facility. Prior to paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy visited the Akshardham temple in New Delhi. They gave prayers and received information about the enormous 100-acre Akshardham temple complex during their tour. At the G20 gala dinner that President Droupadi Murmu gave for the dignitaries who had assembled in Delhi for the summit, they were entertained with a riveting showcase of India’s musical history. This formal supper, which was held on Saturday night at the Bharat Mandapam site of the G20 Leaders Summit, honored India’s rich musical heritage, which includes both traditional and modern genres. Couples of world leaders took part in a special lunch at Jaipur House in New Delhi as part of the G20 Summit. This was followed by a tour of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), which featured a collection of culturally significant antiques. Akshata Murty, the first lady of the UK, showed her support for women-owned companies and sustainable design by donning a lilac dress by Manimekala to an exhibition on millet that was hosted at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Delhi. President Joe Biden experienced a moment of camaraderie by taking a photo at the G20 Summit with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her daughter Saima Wazed.
At the G20 Gala Dinner in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen with Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his partner, Jodie Hayden.
The International Monetary Fund’s managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, was given a hearty welcome at the airport before the G20 Summit by participating heartily in a traditional dance performance. In order to officially finish the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed the gavel to Brazil, which will now chair over the group.