Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, in a special session of Parliament on Monday, extended his congratulations to all Indians for the successful hosting of the G20 Summit and said India has been the voice of the Global South under the leadership of PM Modi.

He appreciated PM Modi’s vision of dedicating the Summit to the citizens of India, highlighting the people-centric approach of India’s G20 presidency. Birla emphasised that this approach will chart a new course for the nation in the coming decades.

“I want to congratulate each and every Indian for the successful organisation of the G20 Summit. I also appreciate PM Modi’s vision to dedicate this Summit to the people of the country. India’s presidency of the G20 has been people-centric and in the coming decades, it will give us a new direction. Under the leadership of PM Modi, the New Delhi declaration was unanimously accepted by the leaders of the world. India has been the voice of the Global South and under the leadership of PM Modi, the African Union became a permanent member of the G20…,” Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said.

The Special Session of the Parliament will be held from September 18 to 22. The five-day special session of Parliament began at 11 am on Monday.

The session today will be held in the old Parliament building, and MPs will move into the building on September 19, the second day of the special session.

Earlier in the day, while, addressing media persons outside Parliament, PM Modi said that all decisions of the time to make India a developed country by 2047 will be taken in the new Parliament building. (ANI)