In anticipation of the forthcoming G20 Summit in Delhi, the Indian government has introduced the G20 India mobile app. This digital tool, crafted by the Ministry of External Affairs, is designed to streamline interactions and provide valuable information for all visitors, including ministers, with the aim of elevating their Summit experience. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently underscored the importance of this app in fostering communication with foreign delegates, urging ministers to download it.
One of the most remarkable features of the G20 India app is its extensive multilingual support, offering accessibility to a diverse international audience with content available in 10 languages, including Hindi, German, Portuguese, and Japanese.
The app facilitates a virtual tour of the Summit venue, the Bharat Mandapam Convention Center at Pragati Maidan. This feature proves invaluable for delegates, officials, and media personnel, allowing them to familiarize themselves with the facilities and layout.
To simplify movement within the multiple Summit venues, the app provides a navigation feature that aids attendees in navigating the event complex.
A dedicated section within the app houses press releases, official documents, speeches, delegate experiences, photos, videos, and more, ensuring users have easy access to vital information and updates.
Incorporating wellness into the Summit experience, the app includes a special Yoga Break feature, encouraging users to engage in yoga practices whenever they require relaxation and rejuvenation.
The app also serves as a guide to the Digital India Experience Zone at the venue, where users can explore various attractions and features available for their enjoyment.
A noteworthy addition to the Digital India Experience Zone is the “Ask GITA” kiosk, allowing users to seek answers to life-related questions in the voice of Krishna, drawing from the teachings of the Shrimad Bhagawad Gita.
Furthermore, the G20 India app offers a range of other useful categories, such as Language Translation, Citizen’s Corner, Crafts Bazaar, Explore India, and a Calendar feature, catering to diverse interests and needs.
As part of the Summit’s security and communication measures, Delhi Police and Indian Army officials are utilizing the Sandes app, developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). This secure app enables inspectors and commissioners to confidentially share important documents and texts, adhering to stringent security protocols.