On November 8, 2022, Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi unveiled the G20 Presidency’s logo, theme, and website.
The vibrant hues of the national flag of India—saffron, white, green, and blue—serve as the basis for the G20 Logo. The lotus, India’s national flower and a symbol of growth despite obstacles, is placed in opposition to Earth in this painting.
The Earth is a reflection of India’s pro-planet philosophy of living in perfect harmony with the environment. “Bharat” in Devanagari script appears beneath the G20 logo. The logo incorporates elements from numerous submissions made during an open competition for the design of the logo. Over 2,000 entries were submitted to the contest that was held on the MyGov portal, which received a positive response. This is consistent with the prime minister’s goals for Jan Bhagidari’s G20 Presidency of India.
The Maha Upanishad, a prehistoric Sanskrit text, served as the inspiration for the “One Earth, One Family, One Future” theme of India’s G20 presidency. In essence, the theme upholds the importance of all life—human, animal, plant, and microorganism—and their interdependence on the planet Earth and in the larger cosmos.
The theme also places a strong emphasis on LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) and the choices that are made that are greener, more environmentally conscious, and responsible both at the level of individual lifestyles and national development, ultimately leading to globally transformative actions that result in a cleaner, greener, and bluer future.
The logo and the theme together convey a strong message of India’s G20 Presidency, which is striving for just and equitable growth for all people in the world: in a sustainable, holistic, responsible, and inclusive manner. They represent an approach to the G20 Presidency that is distinctly Indian: coexisting peacefully with the natural world. They represent a uniquely Indian approach to the G20 Presidency: living in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem.
The G20 Presidency also marks the beginning of “Amritkaal,” a 25-year period in which India will work toward a futuristic, prosperous, inclusive, and developed society that is distinguished by a human-centric approach at its core. Amritkaal will begin on August 15—the 75th anniversary of its independence—and extend up to 2022—the centennial of its independence.
The Prime Minister also unveiled the G20 Presidency of India’s official website, www.g20.in. The website was moved to the G20 Presidency website, www.g20.org, on December 1, 2022, the day India assumes the G20 Presidency. In addition to providing in-depth information about the G20 and logistics arrangements, the website would be used to build and serve as a repository of G20 information. On the website, there is a section where users can offer suggestions.
In addition to the website, the “G20 India” mobile app has been made available on the Android and iOS operating systems.