D-Day finally arrived on September 9, 2023, when world leaders along with chiefs of multiple global organizations along with special invitees arrived in New Delhi to attend the 18th G20 Summit hosted by India in New Delhi's iconic Bharat Mandapam. The 18th G20 Summit will be a two-day affair with the world leaders accumulated in a single territory i.e. New Delhi. A great spectacle started to surface on social media when world leaders started to arrive in New Delhi to attend the prestigious G20 Summit in New Delhi. (While Writing this) PM Modi arrived at the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi and was welcoming the world leaders with Konark's famous wheel in the background. Now, for those looking for G20 Summit 2023 schedule and time, below is how the world summit will take place-

G20 Summit Schedule-

Day 1 (September 9)

9:30am to 10:30am: Arrival of leaders and heads of delegations at the G20 summit venue, Bharat Mandapam, followed by a welcome photograph with the Prime Minister at Tree of Life Foyer. Subsequently, leaders and heads of delegation assembly in Leaders' Lounge, Level 2 at Bharat Mandapam.

10:30am to 1:30pm: The first session, called 'One Earth,' will take place at the Summit Hall at Bharat Mandapam, followed by a working lunch.

1:30am to 3:30pm: Various bilateral meetings will be held.

3:30pm to 4:45pm: The second session, 'One Family,' will take place in the summit venue after which the leaders return to their hotels.

7pm to 8pm: Arrival of leaders and heads of delegation for dinner, beginning with a welcome photograph on arrival.

8pm to 9pm: During dinner, the leaders will engage in talks over their meal.

9pm to 9:45pm: Leaders and heads of delegation will assemble in the Leaders' Lounge at Bharat Mandapam to bring the day to a close.

Day 2 (September 10)

8:15am to 9am: Arrival of leaders and heads of delegations in their individual motorcades at Rajghat and a signing of the peace wall inside the Leaders' Lounge at Rajghat.

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9am to 9:20am: World leaders to lay wreaths at Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi followed by a live performance of Mahatma Gandhi's favourite devotional songs. Subsequently, leaders and heads of delegations will move to the Bharat Mandapam's Leaders' Lounge.

9:40am to 10:15am: Arrival of leaders and heads of delegation at Bharat Mandapam.

10:15am -10:30am: Tree planting ceremony at Bharat Mandapam's South Plaza.

10:30am to 12:30pm: The third session of the summit, called 'One Future', will take place at the venue followed by the adoption of the New Delhi Leaders' Declaration.

FOr the unversed, G20 will be attended by 30 heads of state, and the European Union, invited guests and dignitaries, and 14 heads of international organizations. Among confirmed G20 attendees are- Joe Biden, Rishi Sunak,

Fumio Kishida, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Anthony Albanese, Olaf Scholz, Yoon Suk Yeol, Cyril Ramaphosa, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

However, there are world leaders who will remain absent from the G20 summit. They are- Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Pedro Sanchez., Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

What is Bharat Mandapam?

Bharat Mandapam is a building that is hosting the G20 summit. It is referred to as the “culture corridor” will showcase diverse traditions from 29 countries, including India and the special invitees to the G20. This display will encompass physical and virtual exhibitions, creating an immersive experience for visitors. Bharat Mandapam was constructed as a national endeavour with an investment of about Rs 2,700 crores. It serves as a “showcase and promoter of India as a premier global business destination.” This architectural masterpiece is designed to host grand international exhibitions, trade fairs, conventions, conferences, and various prestigious gatherings.

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