Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was on a visit to Germany to attend the G7 summit, gifted its leaders with
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was on a visit to Germany to attend the G7 summit, gifted its leaders with various India's rich art and crafts - especially those that are related to Uttar Pradesh's ‘one district, one product' scheme. Here is a list of leaders and the gifts that they have received.
PM Modi gifted a Metal Marodi carving ‘matka’ to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The nickel-coated, hand-engraved brass vessel is a masterpiece from District Moradabad, which is also known as the ‘Peetal Nagari’ or ‘brass city’ of Uttar Pradesh, reported news agency ANI. An outline of the design is made with a fine engraving tool hammered with a wooden block -called ‘Marodi’.(ANI)
PM Modi gifted a ‘Gulabi Meenakari’ brooch and cufflink set to US President Joe Biden. Gulabi Meenakari is a GI-tagged art form of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The motifs primarily use the colour pink (Gulabi), which lends its name to the craft. These cufflinks were prepared for the US president with a matching brooch for the First Lady Jill Biden, reported ANI.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted a platinum-painted, hand-painted tea set from Bulandhshahr, Uttar Pradesh to UK prime minister Boris Johnson. The crockery is outlined with platinum metal paint in honour of the Queen's platinum jubilee that is being celebrated this year. The embossed outlines are laid on manually with Mehndi cone work.(ANI)
PM Modi gifted Itr bottles in a Zardozi box to French president Emmanuel Macron. The carrier box has been crafted in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The zari zardozi box has been hand embroidered on khadi silk and satin tissue in colours of the French National Flag. The motifs are traditional Indo-Persian, lotus flowers hand-embroidered with metal wire in blue and a pendant used in Kashmiri carpets and motifs from Awadhi architecture. This box includes Attar Mitti, Jasmine oil, Attar Shamama, Attar Gulab, Exotic Musk, and Garam Masala.(ANI)