"The priorities of India will not just reflect aspirations of the G20 partners but also of the Global South whose voice is often unheard", said India's G20 Sherpa, Amitabh Kant.
In his key note address on the second day of the G20 Sherpa Meeting, Kant said that India's Pesidency will seek to advocate the oneness of all in accordance with the theme One Earth, One Family, One Future.
Quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that the global challenges faced today can only be solved by working together through hope, harmony and healing.
Listing out the priorities of India in the meeting, he said accelerated inclusive and resilient growth, accelerating progress of SDGs will help in the field of education sector. Other priorities which were mentioned by Kant in his address, included Green Development, Climate, finance and life, multilateral institutions for the 21st century and women lead development.
On the aspect of Trade and Investment, he said that India's thrust will be on Resilient Global Value Chain. Besides, trade for growth and prosperity. On the development side, the emphasis will be on Data for Development, Public Digital Platforms, Cyber security and cyber safety, which are critical issues from the point of digital economy of tomorrow.
Issues related to education and health have also been prioritised by India in the G20 Sherpa meeting, which stresses on foundational literacy and numeracy as well as strengthening research and innovation, and tech enable learning. This apart, the priorities also entail strengthening cooperation for vaccine, therapeutic and diagnostics, digital health for universal access and prevention, preparedness and response for health.
Amitabh Kant said that the G20 logo evokes the idea of Unity in Diversity of a pro-planet approach to life, adding that the Lotus is symbolic to the attainment of growth even in vast challenges.