G20 Summit Features Indian Street Food and Millets: With many flavourful delicacies from Chandni Chowk and innovative millet dishes, US President Joe Biden and other world leaders will get a taste of lip-smacking Indian street food who are gathering for the G20 summit in New Delhi.
On September 9-10 at the Bharat Mandapam, a detailed spread of millet recipes has been planned for the world leaders and delegates attending the G20 Summit, which will showcase the climate-resistant and highly nutritious coarse grains grown across the country.
Moreover, during the Summit Meeting, the world leaders will also plant saplings of national plants or species native to their respective countries to build a G20 Garden in the Bharat Mandapam complex.
In an interview with PTI, G20 India Special Secretary Muktesh Pardeshi said arrangements are being made to make the India visit memorable for the spouses of the world leaders through live demonstrative sessions on the rich handicrafts legacy of the country coupled with a shopping experience at the National Gallery of Modern Art.
He said, ” Delhi is known for its street food, particularly the Chandni Chowk area, so when you visit our international media center, I am sure you will also get a taste of the street food of India.”
He also said that special attention is given to the gifts for the visiting leaders and delegates, with preferences given to the country’s handicrafts, textile, and painting traditions.
Further, he added, ” For world leaders, the prime minister is aware that the gift should convey and connect a sense of warmth. We have submitted a list of items- paintings, handicraft items, or carpets- they will be chosen with all care and respect to the visiting dignitary”.
On security arrangements for the Summit, Pardeshi said that the Delhi Police has been coordinating with the advance teams of different countries, and their security requirements and concerns have been taken on board.
Moreover, the special secretary said, ” We work with delegations, the Delhi Police, and other agencies in sharing perspectives and developing adequate security arrangements for every delegation. Hence, according to the threat perception of the world leaders and whatever expectations they have made from our side, they’re all tailormade.
Pardeshi said more than 10,000 delegates are anticipated at Delhi for the Summit.
He added, ” We have identified hotels in central Delhi, Aerocity, Gurugram, and some neighboring areas as VVIP photo stops that accommodate world leaders, who are accompanied by delegation and media representatives.”
Moreover, Pardeshi concludes,” Our prime minister is not likely to meet the Brazilian President before November 30, so the ceremonial handover is generally done at the Summit”.