India’s rich cultural heritage was prominently featured during the G20 Summit, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi elucidating the profound significance of the Konark Wheel to US President Joe Biden.
As President Biden and Prime Minister Modi exchanged handshakes against the backdrop of the Konark Wheel, the PM provided a brief introduction to this emblem of India’s ancient wisdom, advanced civilization, and architectural excellence.
Minister of Education and Entrepreneurship, Minister of Skill Development, Dharmendra Pradhan, underscored the importance of this cultural exchange on social media.
Pradhan took to X, “Odisha’s magnificent culture and heritage finds a place of pride at G20 India. The Konark chakra is an architectural marvel illustrating the civilisational concepts of time, space, continuity and the future. PM Narendra Modi explaining the significance of India’s heritage and knowledge traditions to US President Joe Biden is truly a beautiful sight”.
Odisha’s magnificent culture and heritage finds a place of pride at #G20India.
The Konark chakra is an architectural marvel illustrating the civilisational concepts of time, space, continuity and the future.
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) September 9, 2023
The Konark Wheel, constructed during the 13th century under the reign of King Narasimhadeva I, stands as a testament to India’s historical prowess. With its 24 spokes, it not only stands as an architectural masterpiece but also proudly features in India’s national flag. This integration symbolizes the nation’s ingrained heritage and its unwavering commitment to preserving its cultural bequest.