NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated DAKSHIN, a global center for excellence for the Global South countries, today, November 17th. This marks the second Global South Summit, following the first held in January 2023. The PM mentioned that he had proposed establishing this center during the inaugural Voice of Global South Summit earlier January 2023.
Emphasizing the significance of the Global South, PM Modi highlighted its historical existence geographically but stressed that it is now gaining a voice due to government initiatives.
During his inaugural address, Modi highlighted that the Voice of Global South serves as a unique platform reflecting the evolving dynamics of the 21st century world. He expressed satisfaction that the Global South, through collective efforts, has found its voice.
Speaking about Bharath’s initiatives during the G20 Summit, PM Modi shared, “Bharath proposed the launch of a satellite for weather and climate monitoring for the Global South. We are swiftly progressing in this endeavor.” He also noted Bharath’s role in securing permanent membership for Africa in the G20.
“Bharath believes that new technology shouldn’t widen the gap between the Global North and the Global South. Responsible use of technology, especially in the era of artificial intelligence, is crucial. To advance this, Bharath will host the AI Global Partnership Summit next month,” stated the Prime Minister.
He also underscored that the Global South was a prominent topic in the New Delhi G20 Declaration. Modi expressed India’s commitment to ensuring an “inclusive and human-centric” G20.
The second Voice of Global South Centre will feature 10 sessions. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) indicated that the inaugural leaders’ session will revolve around the theme “Together, for Everyone’s Growth, with Everyone’s Trust,” while the concluding leaders’ session will focus on “Global South: Together for One Future.”