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PM Modi presented unique gifts to Kamala Harris, QUAD leaders

The PM presented Harris with a copy of old notifications related to her grandfather PV Gopalan in a wooden handicraft frame and a 'meenakari' chess set.
 

PM Modi presented unique gifts to Kamala Harris, QUAD leaders-dnm
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Washington D.C., First Published Sep 24, 2021, 6:25 PM IST
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Washington: On Day 2 of his US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed out unique gifts to US Vice President Kamala Harris and the QUAD leaders.

The PM presented Harris with a copy of old notifications related to her grandfather PV Gopalan in a wooden handicraft frame and a 'meenakari' chess set.

PM Modi presented unique gifts to Kamala Harris, QUAD leaders-dnm

PV Gopalan was a senior and respected government officer who served in various positions, a government official told the news agency PTI.

PM Modi also gifted Harris a 'gulabi meenakari' chess set. The craft of 'gulabi meenakari' is closely associated with Varanasi, one of the oldest cities of the world and the Prime Minister's Lok Sabha constituency, the officials said.

PM Modi presented unique gifts to Kamala Harris, QUAD leaders-dnm

Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was gifted a silver Gulabi Meenakari ship which is distinctly handcrafted and is bright, reflecting eternal Kashi’s dynamism.

PM Modi presented unique gifts to Kamala Harris, QUAD leaders-dnm

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was presented with a Sandalwood Buddha Statue.

Buddhism plays a big role in bringing India and Japan together. The thoughts and ideas of Lord Buddha reverberate far and wide in Japan.

PM Modi presented unique gifts to Kamala Harris, QUAD leaders-dnm

PM Modi had visited many Buddhist temples during his previous visits to Japan.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Modi met with Harris at the White House and described India and America as "natural partners". Both the leaders decided to further cement the Indo-US strategic partnership and discussed global issues of common interest, including threats to democracy and in the Indo-Pacific.

Today, PM Modi will meet US president Joe Biden at the White House. Both leaders are also scheduled to meet Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australian PM Scott Morrison for the first in-person ‘QUAD’ summit to discuss key issues in the Indo-Pacific region.

PM Modi is scheduled to address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly tomorrow and end his 3-day visit to the US.

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