G20 officials from New Delhi and the accompanying delegation met with Governor of Goa, P.S. Sreedharan Pillai to brief him on the plan for the upcoming meetings in Goa as part of G20 Summit.

G20 Chief Coordinator, Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Tourism, Arvind Singh briefed the Governor about the line-up of events starting next month for the eight scheduled meetings.

P.S. Sreedharan Pillai stressed that the plans should include sustainability and also promote hinterland tourism during the course of the summit.

The Governor welcomed the summit to Goa and suggested that the officials also promote Goa’s rich culture and heritage. He highlighted that Goa is culturally and architecturally rich which can be promoted on a global level during the visit of the foreign delegation here in Goa.

During the meeting, P.S. Sreedharan Pillai highlighted the need to promote eco-tourism and heritage trees of Goa. He pointed out that the theme of G20 ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, which translates to “One Earth, One Family, One Future”, is apt for Goa as people of all faiths live in harmony and unity in the state.

Following the meeting, the Governor took the officials on a tour of the Raj Bhavan which hold a lot of historical value. Secretary Protocol and State Nodal Officer, G20, Sanjit Rodrigues was also present for the meeting, stated a press release.


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