India’s G20 logo is a lotus. PM Modi explains what it means


Lotus portrays India’s cultural heritage, Prime Minister Modi said at the unveiling of the logo.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled the logo of India’s G20 Presidency. The logo represents a lotus flower (which is also the symbol of the BJP party).

The prime minister pointed out that the seven petals of the lotus represent seven continents of the globe and seven musical notes, adding that the G20 will bring the world together in harmony.

“I congratulate my compatriots on the historic occasion of India’s G20 Presidency. ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ is the signature of India’s compassion for the world. Lotus depicts India’s cultural heritage and faith in the bringing the world together,” he said.

The G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperation, representing around 85% of global GDP, over 75% of global trade and around two-thirds of the world’s population.

“This G20 logo is not just a symbol, it’s a message, an emotion that runs through our veins. It’s a resolution, which is now included in our thoughts,” Prime Minister Modi said, elaborating on the logo.

The prime minister said India was set to assume the G20 presidency and it was a proud moment for 130 million Indians.

‘India’s presidency comes at a time of crisis and chaos in the world… Whatever the circumstances, the lotus always blooms,’ Prime Minister Modi said as world recovers from pandemic deadly, faces war and economic uncertainty.

The G20 summit takes place on November 15-16 in Bali and Modi is expected to be among the top leaders attending.

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