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The Gulabi Meenakari brooch, cufflink, black pottery, platinum hand-painted tea set and Zari Zardozi box were among the few specialty items Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered to the Group of Seven leaders during his two-day visit to Germany. Prime Minister Modi was the world’s top leader holding the country’s highest office during the G7 summit and gave special gifts to all the leaders as part of the UP one district one product program. He has already attended three G7 summits by invitation, underscoring India’s importance in the global scheme of things.

Prime Minister Modi presented US President Joe Biden with the Gulabi Meenakari Brooch, a pure silver piece that is cast into a basic shape, and the chosen design is embossed into the metal. It is an art form labeled GI from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The cufflinks were prepared for Biden with a matching pin for First Lady Jill Biden.

The Prime Minister presented a brooch and a set of Gulabi Meenakari cufflinks from Varanasi to US President Joe Biden.

French President Emmanuel Macron received a transport box made in Lucknow. The Zari Zardozi box has been hand-embroidered on khadi silk and satin fabric with the three colors of the French national flag, which originated in the French Revolution. The box included Attar Mitti – a unique attar produced in Kannauj from UP – Jasmine Oil, Attar Shamama, Attar Gulab, Exotic Musk and Garam Masala.

Prime Minister Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron talk after a group photo of G7 and partner country leaders at the summit. (Reuters)

Prime Minister Modi presented a hand-painted platinum tea set from the Bulandhshahr district to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the crockery has been covered in platinum metallic paint in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrated this year.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, PM presented Metal Marodi carving matka, a hand-engraved, nickel-coated brass vessel from Moradabad, the Peetal Nagari or “brass city” of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida received pieces of black pottery made in Nizamabad. A special technique has been used to bring out the black colors – ensuring that there is no possibility for oxygen to enter the kiln and that the heat level remains high when the pottery is in the oven. interior of the oven.

Nizamabad black pottery pieces from UP donated to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Canadian President Justin Trudeau received a hand-knitted silk rug from Kashmir. Hand-knitted silk rugs from Kashmir are famous worldwide for their softness, lushness, luxury and fine craftsmanship.

For Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Prime Minister Modi had taken the marble table top to Germany. This marble table top with inlay has its origin in Agra. Made of semi-precious stones with color gradients, this table top is very similar to Italian marble inlay work, according to PMO.

PM Modi also offered specialist items to other guest leaders from Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa.


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