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India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant has said that the tourism sector is not only a driver of growth but also a driver of job creation and employment.

About Sherpa:

  • Who are they? A Sherpa is a personal representative of the leader of a member country at an international Summit meeting such as the G8, G20, the Nuclear Security Summit etc.
  • Task: The Sherpa engages in planning, negotiation and implementation tasks through the Summit. They coordinate the agenda, seek consensus at the highest political levels, and participate in a series of pre-Summit consultations to help negotiate their leaders’ positions.
  • Who are appointed Sherpas? Sherpas are career diplomats or senior government officials appointed by the leaders of their countries.
  • Etymology: The term is derived from the Nepalese Sherpa people, who serve as guides for mountaineers in the Himalayas.


Q1) What is the motto of the G20 Summit 2023?

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which translates to "One Earth, One Family, One Future," is the theme of India's G20 presidency. It is inspired from the Maha Upanishad, an old Sanskrit scripture.

Source: India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant addresses India Tourism Conference 2023 in New Delhi