Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh will host the G20 summit in the State capital on March 24 and 25, for which preparations are going on in full swing, official sources said on Wednesday.
Arunachal Assembly Speaker Pasang Dorjee Sona, who heads a State Government-constituted Committee under whose supervision all preparations are in full swing, Wednesday called on Governor Lt Gen (Retd) KT Parnaik at Raj Bhavan here and briefed him about the preparations.
“Called on Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt General KT Parnaik (Retd) Ji at Raj Bhawan today. Briefed him about the preparations of G20 Summit to be held in Itanagar from 24th to 25th March 2023. Also we had an elaborated discussion on various developmental issues,” the Speaker wrote on his Twitter handle.
The Governor said that the G20 Meet in the State capital, Itanagar will showcase the diverse culture, tourism aspects and other potential of Arunachal Pradesh.
“The Meet will open a new horizon for foreign investments and development partnership,” Parnaik said with conviction.
“As India assumed the G20 Presidency under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, we are very excited to host the international event, for the first time. The State Government has constituted a Committee under the chairmanship of Speaker PD Sona, under whose supervision all preparations are going on intensely,” Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said.
“We are confident that the G20 Summit will be a great success and that the delegates will take back fond memories of Arunachal Pradesh. We look forward to the successful hosting of the G20 Summit and to strengthen India’s global presence,” read a Twitter message from MyGov Arunachal Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Speaker PD Sona today attended the ‘G20 University Connect: Lecture Series on Engaging Young Minds’ in the Rajiv Gandhi University campus at Rono Hills, Doimuk
h along with local legislator Tana Hali Tara and former Ambassador Satbir Singh.
Sona commended RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha and his team for organizing such a nice programme to connect young minds.
The event is being held as part of India’s Presidency of G20, the inter-governmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union. PM Modi has initiated the G20 University Connect, which is being jointly organized by the Ministry of External Affairs and the New Delhi-based autonomous policy research institute Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS).
The objective is to engage with students from 75 universities around 56 locations across India.