PM Narendra Modi's special gift to Kamala Harris
Washington : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for winning hearts with his kind gestures and in a latest he presented an emotional gift to the US vice president Kamala Harris. This was their first official in-person meeting after January when Kamala Harris became the first person of Indian-origin to be sworn in as the US Vice President.
After the meeting, PM Narendra Modi gifted Kamala Harris a five-decade old government notification that mentioned her father's name - PV Gopalan. As a government officer, Mr Gopalan had served in various roles. The 1966 notification was gifted in a handcrafted wooden frame.
Among the other gifts, PM Modi also presented a chess set from Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi -the Prime Minister's parliamentary constituency.
"The excite craft of Gulabi Meenakari (used in the chess set) is closely associated with Kashi, one of the oldest cities of the world," said a government statement. "Each piece on this particular chess set is remarkably handcrafted. The bright colours reflect the vibrancy of Kashi," it added.
"Glad to have met @VP @KamalaHarri. Her feat has inspired the entire world. We talked about multiple subjects that will further cement the India-USA friendship, which is based on shared values and cultural linkages," the Prime Minister tweeted, shortly after the meeting, along with a few pictures.
PM Narendra Modi is on a three-day US trip and holding back to back meetings with the Quad leaders.