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PM Modi’s gifts to world leaders at G-7 summit to portray Indian culture

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PM Modi’s gifts to world leaders at G-7 summit to portray Indian culture

Schloss Elmau: On a visit to Germany to attend the G7 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented its leaders with several gifts displaying India’s rich art and crafts, particularly those related to Uttar Pradesh’s one district, one product scheme.

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PM Modi gifted a Metal Marodi carving matka to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. This nickel-coated, hand-engraved brass vessel is a masterpiece from the District of Moradabad, which is known as brass city

He gifted Gulabi Meenakari’s brooch and cufflink set to US President Joe Biden. Gulabi Meenakari is a GI-tagged art form of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

A platinum-painted, hand-painted tea set from Bulandhshahr, Uttar Pradesh was gifted by PM Modi to UK PM Boris Johnson. The crockery is outlined with platinum metal paint in honour of the Queen’s platinum jubilee being celebrated this year.

PM Modi gifted Itr bottles in a Zardozi box to French President Emmanuel Macron, . The carrier box has been crafted in Lucknow. The zari zardozi box has been hand embroidered on khadi silk and satin tissue in the colours of the French National Flag. This box included Attar Mitti, Jasmine oil, Attar Shamama, Attar Gulab, Exotic Musk, and Garam Masala.

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PM Modi gifted world-famous hand-knotted silk carpets, known for their softness and craftsmanship, to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. A Kashmiri Silk carpet is known for its beauty, perfectness, lushness, luxury, and dedicated craftsmanship.

PM Modi handed Black Pottery pieces to Japan’s PM, Fumio Kishida. The Black Pottery of Nizamabad in Uttar Pradesh is prepared with a special technique to bring out black colours.

PM Modi gifted a marble inlay table top to Italy’s PM, Mario Draghi. Pietra dura, or Marble inlay, has its origins in the Opus sectile—a form of pietra dura popularised in the ancient and mediaeval Roman world where materials were cut and inlaid into walls and floors to make a picture or pattern. This marble table top with inlay work has its origins in Agra, of Taj Mahal fame.

PM Modi also gifted items to leaders from Indonesia, South Africa, Senegal, and Argentina.

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