Third Sherpa G20 meeting begins in Hampi, Karnataka
The 3rd Sherpa meeting of G20 under the chairmanship of India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant began on 13 July 2023 in Hampi, Karnataka.
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The meeting will last for three days on the banks of the Tungabhadra river near Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The main objective of the meeting is to collaborate on the drafting of the Leaders' Declaration, which will be adopted by the G20 leaders at the New Delhi Summit.
Key issues on the agenda include green growth, climate finance, promoting eco-friendly lifestyles, inclusive and resilient growth, sustainable development goals, technological change, digital public infrastructure, multilateral institutions for the 21st century and women-led development Are.
Over 120 delegates from G20 member states, invitees and international organisations, led by the G20 Sherpa of India, will participate in the talks to finalize the text representing the priorities of the presidency.
Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the fascinating landscape of Hampi including its monuments, boulders and waterways, which were developed during the Vijayanagara Empire from 1336 to 1646 AD.
It is a state in southwest India and is bordered by Maharashtra to the north, Goa to the northwest, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the southwest.
Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, is known as the "Silicon Valley of India" and is a major center of technology and innovation.
Kannada is the official language of Karnataka.
Chief Minister - Siddaramaiah
Governor - Thawar Chand Gehlot
Official Animal - Indian Elephant
Official Bird - Indian Roller
Official Dance - Yakshagana
Official Song - Jaya Bharat Jananiya Tanujate
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