India’s G20 theme of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ & Objections
ContextDefending the use of the Sanskrit term Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The world is one family) in its G-20 logo, the Ministry of External Affairs said it uses only the “English version” of the phrase — “One Earth, One Family, One Future” — in its summary documents and outcome statements. Why China made the objections?
- China has reportedly voiced its opposition towards the inclusion of the Sanskrit phrase ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ in documents pertaining to recent G20 Energy Ministerial Meeting as also other G20 documents.
- Arguments provided: China has objected to the use of this Sanskrit phrase, arguing that it is not recognised by the United Nations.
- The six official languages of the UN are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.