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Indian attire a top draw as Delhi G20 dignitaries attend India president’s dinner; see PICS

The high-profile guests posed for pictures with Murmu and Modi in front of an image of Nalanda Mahavira, an ancient monastic university which is located in the modern-day state of Bihar.

Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida (in black) and his wife Yuko Kishida (extreme right), who is wearing a saree, pose for a photograph with Indian president Droupadi Murmu and prime minister Narendra Modi as they arrive at Bharat Mandapam for the G20 Dinner hosted by the Indian president, in New Delhi on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

THE inaugural day of the 18th G20 summit in New Delhi was a successful one not just because it arrived at a declaration agreed by all, thanks to hard negotiations by host India, but also because it concluded on a happy note with all dignitaries attending the dinner hosted by president Droupadi Murmu at Bharat Mandapam, the official venue of the mega event on Saturday (9) evening.

Many of the guests were seen wearing Indian attire as they arrived for the dinner where they were warmly welcomed by Murmu and prime minister Narendra Modi. Besides the heads of state and their spouses, leaders of some renowned international organisations were also present at the event.

A specially curated all-vegetarian menu awaited the G20 dignitaries at the dinner.

The high-profile guests posed for pictures with Murmu and Modi in front of an image of Nalanda Mahavira, an ancient monastic university which is located in modern-day Bihar and was once a great seat for learning.
The legacy of the ancient institute goes back to the era of Buddha and Mahavira and reflected ancient India’s progress in disseminating knowledge and wisdom.

Here are some glimpses from the dinner hosted by the Indian president in New Delhi at the end of the first day of the G20 summit:

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Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni (extreme right) with Indian president Droupadi Murmu and prime minister Narendra Modi after arriving for G20 dinner in New Delhi on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)
India hosts G20 summit
World Bank president Ajay Banga (second from left) with his wife Ritu Banga (extreme right) arrives at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi for G20 dinner. They were received by Indian president Droupadi Murmu (second from left) and prime minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)
India hosts G20 summit
French president Emmanuel Macron (extreme right) with his Indian counterpart Droupadi Murmu and prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the G20 dinner in New Delhi on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)
India hosts G20 summit
Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese (second from left) with his wife Jodie Haydon (in blue) at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi for the G20 dinner. With them are seen Indian president Droupadi Murmu and prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)
India hosts G20 summit
Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman (left) interacts with International Monetary Fund’s managing director Kristalina Georgieva (seen in an Indian attire) at the G20 dinner hosted by Indian president Droupadi Murmu, at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)
India hosts G20 summit
Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman (left) with Gita Gopinath, first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund wearing a saree, at the G20 dinner hosted by Indian president Droupadi Murmu, at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)
India hosts G20 summit
UAE foreign affairs minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (extreme right) with Indian president Droupadi Murmu and prime minister Narendra Modi at the G20 dinner in New Delhi on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)
Indian attire a top draw as Delhi G20 dignitaries attend India president's dinner; see PICS
British prime minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty with Indian president Droupadi Murmu and prime minister Narendra Modi ahead of the G20 dinner at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)
India hosts G20 summit
Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina (second from left) with Indian president Droupadi Murmu and prime minister Narendra Modi ahead of the G20 dinner in New Delhi on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)
India hosts G20 summit
United Nations secretary-general António Guterres (extreme right) at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi for the G20 dinner with Indian president Droupadi Murmu and prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, September 9, 2023. (ANI Photo)

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