New Delhi: On the second day of the G20 summit, world leaders on Sunday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat here amid drizzle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the world leaders at Rajghat with a gift of khaadi shawl.
US President Joe Biden, Premier of the People's Republic of China Li Qiang were at Rajghat and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi and laid wreaths.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Italy’s PM Giorgia Meloni, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, President of South Korea Yoon Suk Yeol, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived at the Rajghat and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Spain’s Vice-President Nadia Calvino Santamaria, Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, PM of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Deputy Prime Minister of Oman Asaad bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, World Bank President Ajay Banga, DG World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom at Rajghat.
The leaders paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi and laid wreaths.
The Rajghat was decorated with flowers to welcome the world leaders amid high security.
Ahead of their visit, the security was tightened and the Delhi Traffic Police also made arrangements for the traffic.
In a tweet, Delhi Traffic Police said, "Traffic Alert: Controlled Zone 2 has been implemented and consequently buses will not operate on Ring Road between ISBT Kashmiri Gate and Sarai Kale Khan."
"Buses will operate on remaining stretch of Ring Road and road network beyond Ring Road towards borders of Delhi," it added.
The World leaders will now attend the second day of the G20 Summit here at the Bharat Mandapam.