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President Murmu, PM Modi Welcome Guests For G20 Dinner At Bharat Mandapam

The newly built international convention and exhibition centre and its verdant lawns dazzled at night with colourful illumination while its gurgling fountains and the 'Nataraja' statue placed on front of the state-of-the-art building created a pretty picture.

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President Droupadi Murmu and PM Narendra Modi with Japanese PM Fumio Kishida and his wife
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President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday welcomed G20 leaders and delegates at a grand dinner hosted for them at Bharat Mandapam, the venue for the Summit.

They welcomed the guests before the start of the dinner at a dais, with its backdrop depicting the ruins of the Nalanda University in Bihar and India's G20 presidency theme  'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - One Earth, One Family, One Future'.

In a bid to ensure a gastonomic treat, a specially menu has been curated for them at the grand dinner, according to sources.

As per media reports, the ceremonial dinner will be served in bespoke silverware made especially for the occasion.

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"We have prepared a specially-curated menu, keeping in mind the culinary delicacies consumed during this (monsoon) season in India. Millet-based dishes will be on the menu too," a source in the luxury hospitality group told PTI.

While the details of the menu are being kept "tightly guarded", the heads of state are in for an "Indian delight" that will leave a "pleasant and unforgettable taste" in their mouths, another source said.

"Sweets of varied kinds such as gulab jamun, rasmalai and jalebi, etc are planned to be served," the source said, adding that the serving staff will wear a special uniform.

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