PM Modi Gifted These Indian Handicrafts To World Leaders At G7 Summit

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by Shreya Ghosh
by Shreya Ghosh 144

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Germany some days back to attend the G7 summit. Leaders of other countries; Germany, Canada, the US, the UK, Italy, France, Japan, Indonesia, Argentina, and Senegal were also present at the G7 Summit with him. PM Modi gifted beautiful pieces of Indian handicrafts to the world leaders. These gifts represent the rich art, culture, and heritage of India. Most of these art gifts are from the ‘One District, One Product’ program of Uttar Pradesh. One District, One Product is a scheme of the Uttar Pradesh government to inspire the artisans to create such unique handicrafts.

Here’s What The Leaders Received At G7 Summit:

1. For UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted a hand-painted tea set of platinum-coated to Boris Johnson. This gift is from Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. The tea set is beautifully designed with platinum metal paint to honour the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

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2. For US President Joe Biden

A Gulabi Meenakari brooch and cufflink were gifted to Joe Biden at the G7 Summit. The cufflinks are particularly curated for the President and the brooch is for First Lady Jill Biden and it matches with the cufflink gifted to the President. The Gulabi Meenakari is a unique GI-tagged craft of Varanasi and also one of India’s rarest crafts. Also, the key colour of the motifs of this art is pink and hence the name Gulabi Meenakari.

3. For German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz received a carved metal Marodi ‘matka’ from Narendra Modi at the G7 Summit. This nickel-coated brass vessel is designed with hand-engraving intricacies. This comes from the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Moradabad is also known as the Peetal Nagari in the state.

4. For Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau received stunning hand-knotted silk carpets at the G7 Summit. The smooth and vibrant silk carpets are from Srinagar.

5. For Italy Prime Minister Mario Draghi

PM Modi gifted Mario Draghi a marble tabletop with marble inlay intricacies. Semi-precious stones have been used to make this tabletop gift. And the marble is originated from Agra.

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6. For Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

Fumio Kishida received black-coloured pottery pieces from Nizamabad, Uttar Pradesh. The gift is GI-tagged to the place it is made in. The gift has been made using unique processes to get that black colour. Every piece is made in an air-tight chamber at a temperature of almost 600 °C. The pieces are later washed with a lot of things before putting in the oven.

7. For Indonesia President Joko Widodo

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo received a lacquerware Ram Darbar from Varanasi. Ths artwork from Varanasi has Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Lord Hanuman, and Jatayu.

8. For French President Emmanuel Macron

PM Modi gifted Emmanuel Macron a Zardozi box with glass bottles of attar in it. The box is made in Lucknow with hand embroideries on Khadi silk and satin tissue. The colours have been chosen as the national flag of France. This luxury box carries different fragrant attars such as Jasmine oil, Garam Masala, Attar Shamama, Exotic Musk, Attar Mitti, and Attar Gulab.

9. For Argentina President Alberto Fernandez

Argentina president Alberto Fernandez received a Dokra Art ‘Nandi’ at the G7 Summit. This art form is originally from West Bengal and the tribals of Chattisgarh, Odhisa, and Telangana also practise this.

10. For Senegal President Macky Sall

Macky Sall received Moonj baskets and cotton durries from Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. A renowned craftswoman of Prayagraj made this gift. She spent 12 days just preparing the baskets.

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