‘Bharat’: Official Name of the Country, Says Pm’s Bharat Nameplate and G20 Booklet!
The Central government has published two books prior to the start of the G20 summit called “Bharat: The Mother of Democracy” and “Elections in India,” which trace the history of Indian democracy back to 6,000 BCE and declare right away that “Bharat is the official name of the country.”
The first booklet traces democracy in the nation through the “Sindhu–Saraswati civilisation,” the Ramayana and Mahabharata, the rule of Ashoka, Akbar, the Cholas and the Vijayanagar empire, and the teachings of Kautilya and Megasthenes among others.
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The booklet contains 26 pages and states that in Bharat, that is India, seeking the consent of the people in governance has been a part of life since the earliest recorded history.
The Government has used Bharat in several official Documents of the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
Today PM Modi made his Opening remarks for the G20 Summit with a ‘Bharat’ named Placard in front of him. The Narendra Modi government’s action has enraged the INDIA bloc opposition even more.
The booklet’s release comes with a controversy over President Droupadi Murmu’s G20 dinner invites, which read “President of Bharat.” This caused a stir and fueled rumours that the administration intended to rename India during the approaching special session of Parliament.
However, the governing BJP has refuted the assertion, saying that since Bharat is a part of the constitution, there is nothing wrong with using it.
But according to a number of ministers and BJP leaders, the phrase “Bharat” is also found in Article 1 of the Constitution, which states that “India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States.”
According to a representative for the international organization, the UN would change India’s name to Bharat in UN records once New Delhi has completed all necessary procedures.
According to Stephane Dujarric, the principal spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, “When India completes the formalities to change the name, they will inform us and we will change the name at the UN (records).”
However, The decision to rename ‘India’ as ‘Bharat’ sparked a significant uproar, with opposition leaders accusing the BJP of messing with the Constitution. In the upcoming special session of the Parliament, which will be convened in the capital from September 18 to 22, the Center is also likely to introduce a resolution to replace India with Bharat.
Speaking at the G20 Summit, PM Modi said, “It’s time for us to all walk in unity for the sake of the world. India makes an appeal to the entire globe in its capacity as G20 president to overcome the lack of mutual trust. With over 200 events held in more than 60 cities, it has evolved into the G20 of the people in India.”
“The G20 presidency of India has come to represent Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, and Sabka Prayas (along with all, development for all, trust in all, and efforts of all), both inside and outside the nation. Over 200 meetings were conducted all over India because this has evolved into the G20 of the people”, he added.
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