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US President Biden reached Bharat Mandapam for dinner. He talked to President Murmu and PM Modi. Modi told him about Nalanda University seen in the background photo.
President Draupadi Murmu hosted a dinner in honor of the foreign guests who had come to India for the G20 Summit. All vegetarian dishes were included in the menu. Even on the menu, instead of President of India, President of India was written. The menu was prepared keeping in mind the traditions, customs and diversity of India.
The dinner menu was dedicated to the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam One Earth, One Family, One Future. Many famous dishes of the country including Kashmiri Kahwa, Darjeeling tea, Mumbai pav, fig-peach murabba were included in it. Dishes made from millets were also included in the menu.
The guests who reached Bharat Mandap for dinner were welcomed in front of the backdrop of Nalanda University. PM Modi told US President Joe Biden, British PM Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata about the history of Nalanda University.
About 300 people including heads of state, delegates, chief ministers of several states of India, Union and State Ministers attended the dinner.
Picture of the menu of the dinner organized by President Draupadi Murmu.
invitation to ministers also
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh Dhankhar also attended the dinner. Apart from former President Ramnath Kovind and former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, ministers of the Modi cabinet were also invited. These include Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Singh Tomar, S Jaishankar, Arjun Munda, Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan and Pralhad Joshi.
British PM Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata, who arrived for dinner, greeted the PM and the President with folded hands.
French President Emmanuel Macron also arrived for President Murmu’s dinner.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni also reached Bharat Mandapam for dinner.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife arrive for dinner at India Pavilion as part of the G20 Summit.
EU Chief Ursula von der Leyen reached Bharat Mandapam for dinner after the 2nd session of G20.
PM Modi and President Murmu welcomed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who arrived at the dinner.
Japan’s PM Kishida also reached Bharat Mandapam for dinner. During this, Kishida’s wife was seen in saree.
Before dinner, President Murmu and PM Modi welcomed German Chancellor Scholz.
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina also reached the venue for the President’s dinner.
Managing Director of IMF Kristalina Jiryojiva reached Bharat Mandapam for dinner.
President Murmu and PM Modi welcomed World Bank President Ajay Banga at Bharat Mandapam.
Congress President Kharge not invited to dinner
There were some controversies in the country regarding this G20 dinner. Actually, on the invitation card of the dinner issued by President Murmu, President Of Bharat was written instead of President Of India. This was opposed by the opposition.
At the same time, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge was not invited. On this, Rahul Gandhi had said in Brussels that this is proof that the government does not give importance to the leader of 60% of the country’s people.
The organizer decides the dinner menu.
The final decision on what will be served to foreign guests is taken by the host of the event, i.e. the President or the Prime Minister. Before preparing the menu for a foreign guest, the protocol officer finds out from the guest’s office what their dietary habits are, whether they have any medical issues or what they like to eat the most.
After this, keeping in mind Atithi Devo Bhava, such a menu is prepared which the guests like and feel happy after eating.