IMF Director Georgieva Dances to Odia Folk at G20 Summit

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IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva visited Delhi for the G20 Summit. Upon her arrival at the New Delhi airport, she was greeted with the melodious tunes of Odisha’s renowned Sambalpuri folk songs.

Listening to the enchanting Sambalpuri music and witnessing the artist’s dance performance, Georgieva couldn’t resist joining in and dancing with the Sambalpuri artists.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan proudly shared a video of the event, showcasing his appreciation for Odia culture. In his post on social media, he mentioned, “Difficult to resist Sambalpuri beats. MD International Monetary Fund, K Georgieva, arrives in India for the G20 summit to a Sambalpuri song and dance welcome. Odia Pride.”

India assumed the G20 presidency on December 1, organizing about 200 meetings related to the G20 in 60 cities across the country. This marks the first G20 Summit under India’s presidency.

The 18th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit in New Delhi represents the culmination of various G20 processes and meetings held throughout the year involving ministers, senior officials, and civil societies. The summit will conclude with the adoption of a G20 Leaders’ Declaration, emphasizing the leaders’ commitment to the discussed priorities from ministerial and working group meetings.

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Re-reported from the article originally published in Latestly