On 16 March 2023, Ruchira Kamboj, Permanent Representative to the United Nations conveyed that the spirit of G20 this year will be a People’s G20.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has earlier conveyed that India’s Presidency includes the 140 crore Indians that it is representing. India is accountable to its people, Kamboj conveyed during the G20 Foreign Ministers and the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor’s Meeting that took place.
She affirmed that the G20 India Presidency has started well and meetings such as the aforementioned have taken place.
Taking into account the need for active participation of people for People’s G20. India is involving their youth, universities, civil society, and, the private sector and encouraging their perspectives on global issues.
India’s Action Towards a People’s G20
Ruchira Kamboj conveyed that the Prime Minister’s ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign has helped women’s empowerment and in progressing gender equality.
Kamboj conveyed that India’s value toward its culture and ethos has made it mandatory for it to recognise women’s empowerment as a key tenant of its society.
The UN Representative at the CSW67 Side Event conveyed that under the leadership of its Prime Minister India is gradually moving toward a technologically and economically advanced world that women want.
The Prime Minister has worked toward the goal through campaigns like ‘Digital India’ and the ‘My Gov’ platform. They have contributed largely in the last nine years to push India toward a digitally empowered economy.
The Permanent Representative to the UN conveyed that India took several steps toward citizen-centric digital initiatives that benefit women in the fields of technology, finance, education, and employment.
India’s Budget this year has had the cause of women empowerment on its mind as it makes allocations for its cause. India’s G20 Presidency initiatives towards women this year are meant to serve as an example to G20 nations to implement the same back at home.
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