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Sep 9 – Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed all participating dignitaries at the Bharat Mandapam with a mural showing the Konark Wheel from Odisha’s Sun Temple in the background.
Modi greeted the leaders with cordial handshakes in front of a gigantic depiction of the Konark wheel from Odisha’s Sun Temple.
The Konark wheel was created during the reign of King Narasimhadeva-I in the 13th century. The wheel with 24 spokes has also been incorporated into India’s national flag, and it represents the country’s historic wisdom, advanced civilisation, and architectural excellence.
The Konark wheel’s circular motion represents time, Kalachakra, progress, and constant change.
It is a striking emblem of the democratic wheel that shows the tenacity of democratic principles and societal dedication to progress.
The international event has been invited to around 30 heads of state, as well as key officials from the European Union and guest countries.
In addition, 14 chiefs of international organisations will be present at the summit.
The G20 summit will take place on September 9 and 10.