Two-day event of G20 ends in Bhopal


Presiding over the closing ceremony, former Ambassador and Chairman of the Research Advisory Council of RIS (India) S.T. Devare said that eminent economists, policy makers and thinkers from G-20 countries participated in it.

Keeping in mind the mantra “One Earth, One Family, One Future” given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two-day special Think-20 event of G-20 organized in Bhopal “Eco-friendly lifestyle – Ethical Values ​​and Global Good Governance with Sumangalam” ” ended on Tuesday. Presiding over the closing ceremony, former Ambassador and Chairman of the Research Advisory Council of RIS (India) S.T. Devare said that eminent economists, policy makers and thinkers from G-20 countries participated in it.

He said, “We should emphasize on human-centred aspects for the well-being of all. Think-20 discussed the value of life and betterment of good governance. Innovations, suggestions and useful recommendations have been made. Ayurveda and Yoga exist for health along with a culture that has enriched life values ​​in India for centuries. Director General of Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and Vice Chairman of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis Pro. Sachin Chaturvedi presented the conference report.

Ambassador Martin van den Berg of the Netherlands, Head of Development Corporation in India and Minister Uwe Gehlen, Embassy of Germany Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh, Chairman, Think-20 India Task Force-6 and Visiting Fellow RIS, New Delhi G.A. Shri Sandeep Chakraborty, Joint Secretary, TADAS and Union Ministry of External Affairs also addressed. Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi told in the presentation of the conference report that 80 researchers shared their research in the two-day event.

The report will be known as ‘Bhopal Declaration’. It talks about inclusive development model. In this, sustainable development, social, financial, health, child development, women-led development, climate change, tripartite cooperation have been emphasized with ‘One Earth-One Family’. The future of the children has been worried. For the safety of everyone’s health, it has been said to return to the values ​​of life. It has been said to link lifestyle with the environment.

It has been recommended that there is a need for change in the institutions present at the global level for coordinated cooperation for all. The report clearly states that South Asian and South African countries have to be taken along for global prosperity. “We have a joint responsibility to live with the system and work to change it,” said Martin van den Berg, Ambassador of the Netherlands. Empower your voice. We have to move forward towards One Dream, One Dimension, One Future, One Family and One Earth.

German Embassy in India minister Ube Gehlen said, “Public money should be put to better use. We have to see that the flow of finance is in the right direction. The participation and inclusiveness of the society, the power of the people should never be forgotten. Poverty and hunger still exist in the world.” Dr. Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Center for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh, said there is no alternative to the G-20. He said that no one should be left behind in achieving the goals of sustainable development, everyone should be taken along.

Sandeep Chakraborty, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, said, “To achieve the goals, we are running the Millet Project, Forest and Life Management programs in South Africa. Surely the Bhopal Declaration will prove to be very helpful in the G-20.” Prof. of Center for Policy Dialogue Bangladesh, presiding over Think-20’s Plenary Session-5 New Complement Trees in Trade and Value Chains. Expressing his views, Mustafizur Rahman said, “The impact of the Covid pandemic on global value chains has dealt a severe blow to the global trade and economy. During this period, trade restrictions and pressure on supply chains especially made less developed and low-income countries their victims.

Pro. Rahman said, “Today when we are talking about global development, it is important that our model of development is inclusive. There should be access to technology and special trade provisions to ensure participation of less developed and developing countries with competitive ideas, which will help these countries to access the global market. There is a need to further strengthen the global value chain in the system.

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