Gathered here for the G20 summit, US President Joe Biden and other world leaders will sample mouth-watering Indian street food, including delicacies from the Moonshine Bazaar and innovative millet dishes.
An elaborate millet recipe is planned for world leaders and delegates attending the G20 summit in Bharat Mandapam on September 9-10, showcasing the weather-resistant and highly nutritious coarse grain grown across the country.
During the summit, world leaders will also plant saplings of native plants or plants native to their respective countries as part of efforts to create a G20 garden at the Bharat Mandapam complex.
during an interview PTIG20 Special Secretary for India Muktesh Pardeshi said, “We are arranging arrangements to engage the spouses of world leaders with a live display of the country’s rich handicraft heritage and a shopping experience at the National Gallery of Modern Art. Unforgettable memories of our trip to India.
“Yes, street food and Indian local and regional cuisine will be presented in some innovative way. The chefs are working overtime to finalize the menu, taking all aspects into consideration. But of course, there will be some exposure,” Padsi said in response to a question said when.
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“Delhi is known for its street food, especially the Chandni Bazaar area. So when you visit our International Media Centre, I am sure you will also get a taste of Indian street food,” he said.
All the hotels where world leaders and delegates stay are competing with each other to come up with innovative millet dishes, he said.
We pay special attention to gifts for visiting leaders and delegates, especially the country’s handicrafts, textiles and painting traditions, Padesh said.
“For world leaders, the Prime Minister realizes that gifts should have a connection and convey a sense of warmth. We have submitted a list of items – whether paintings, artefacts or rugs – that will be based on all the care shown to visiting dignitaries and respect,” he said.
“Our approach is that gifts should convey a message about our craft heritage and culture. When leaders carry an item, they should carry the memory of India,” he added.
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Regarding the security arrangements for the summit, Padehi said that the Delhi Police has been coordinating with the advance teams from various countries and taking their security requirements and concerns into consideration.
“We work with the delegations, Delhi Police and other agencies to share perspectives and develop appropriate security arrangements for each delegation. So they are tailored to how world leaders perceive the threat and what they expect . Our side,” the special secretary said.
Padesh said more than 10,000 delegates are expected to travel to Delhi for the summit.
“We have identified hotels in central Delhi, Aerotropolis, Gurgaon and some adjacent areas as VVIP hotels for world leaders, accompanying delegations and media representatives,” he said.
He said a few minutes would be devoted to a symbolic handover of the G20 presidency to Brazil during the final meeting of the summit.
“Our prime minister is unlikely to meet the Brazilian president before November 30, so the handover ceremony usually takes place at the summit,” Padhi said.