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PM Modi With Nitish After A Long Time, Candid Moments With Biden | Pics From G20 Dinner in Delhi

The lavish G20 dinner hosted by President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday at Delhi’s Bharat Mandapam got top leaders of the world and India under the same roof as country’s time-honoured tradition of “Atithi Devo Bhava” with the best of our cuisine was offered to the guests.

From US President Joe Biden to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, to India’s chief ministers and other prominent figures, G20 dinner guests enjoyed a grand spread that promoted India’s millets and more of country’s diverse culinary tradition.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared moments from the G20 dinner, in which he was seen with Joe Biden, Japan’s Fumio Kishida among other leaders and with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after a long time.

Nitish Kumar’s JDU and BJP were allies in Bihar before the former parted ways and formed a new government in the state with RJD, Congress and some other parties.

The delicacies served to the guests included dishes made from “Shree Anna” (millets) — considered as super foods — and Kashmiri Kahwa, according to the dinner’s menu which reflected India’s diverse culinary tradition.

In a post on microblogging platform X, President Murmu said it was a pleasure to host the heads of delegations of the G20 nations, guest countries and international organisations at the magnificent Bharat Mandapam for the G20 Summit gala dinner.

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“Experiencing our time-honoured tradition of Atithi Devo Bhava, I am sure that our distinguished guests are enjoying the best of Indian culture, cuisine and hospitality during their stay with us, as we work together for a better future,” she said and shared pictures with some G20 guests.

President Droupadi Murmu and PM Narendra Modi welcomed the world leaders and other guests before the start of the dinner from the reception dais, whose backdrop showcased the ruins of the Nalanda University in Bihar besides India’s G20 presidency theme — ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – One Earth, One Family, One Future’.

The ruins of the Nalanda university, one of the oldest educational institutions of the world, is a UNESCO world heritage site.

President Murmu and PM Modi received Biden and exchanged greetings briefly on the dais. They also interacted with Sunak, who was accompanied by his wife Akshata Murty.

Many guests posted pictures from the G20 dinner, thanking PM Modi and President Murmu for the invite.

What Was On The Menu

The all-vegetarian dinner menu showcased “medley of traditions, customs and climate” that makes Bharat diverse in many ways. “Taste connects us. We celebrate ‘Sharad Ritu’, the autumn season of abundance in this menu. It showcases the wealth of ingredients across Bharat, expressing our rich culinary heritage in a modern mosaic dedicated to the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’,” read the menu paper of the dinner.

To give the taste of millets grown across India a few dishes in the menu included different types of millets, namely: Foxtail millet (in Paatram), Little millet (in Vanavarnam) and Barnyard millet (in Madhurima).

-Starter: Paatram ‘A breath of fresh air’ — Foxtail millet leaf crisps topped with a yoghurt sphere and spiced chutney.

-Main course: Vanavarnam ‘Strength from the soil’ — jackfruit galette served with glazed forest mushrooms, little millet crisps and curry leaf tossed Kerala red rice.

-Indian breads: Mumbai Pao (onion seed flavoured soft bun) and Bakarkhani (cardamom-flavoured sweet flat bread).

-Dessert: Madhurima ‘Pot of gold’ (cardamom-scented barnyard millet pudding, fig-peach compote and ambemohar rice crisps).

-Beverages: Kashmiri Kahwa, filter coffee and Darjeeling tea.

Nearly 300 guests, including heads of states and those invited by the Indian government, attended the dinner.

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