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What Did PM Modi And President Biden Gift Each Other? Here’s All About It

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US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden hosted PM Narendra Modi for an intimate dinner at the White House during which, besides discussing a wide range of issues, they also exchanged gifts and enjoyed a musical tribute to the regions of India.

“I thank @POTUS @JoeBiden and @FLOTUS @DrBiden for hosting me at the White House today. We had a great conversation on several subjects,” Modi tweeted.

What did PM Modi gift the Bidens?

Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday presented US President Joe Biden with a special sandalwood box, handcrafted by a master craftsman from Jaipur.

The box contains the idol of Lord Ganesha and a Diya (oil lamp), handcrafted by a family of fifth-generation silversmiths from Kolkata.

PM Modi also gifted a 7.5-carat lab-grown diamond to First Lady Jill Biden, which reflects earth-mined diamonds’ chemical and optical properties, along with a Papier mache box, known as kar-e-kalamdani – in which the Green diamond is placed.

Gift for PM Modi from the Bidens

US President Biden and First Lady Jill presented a handmade, antique American book galley from the early 20th Century as the official gift to Prime Minister Modi.

They also reportedly gifted a vintage American camera, accompanied by an archival facsimile print of George Eastman’s Patent of the first Kodak camera, a hardcover book on American wildlife photography, and a signed, first edition copy of ‘Collected Poems of Robert Frost’.

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