From Handcrafted Sandook to Zighrana Ittar, Here’s What PM Modi Gifted G20 Leaders 

Sep 14, 2023, 03:15 AM IST

From Handcrafted Sandook to Zighrana Ittar, Here’s What PM Modi Gifted G20 Leaders 

Navya Beri

PM Modi presented the visiting G20 Heads of State, leaders and their spouses with handcrafted artefacts signifying India’s rich culture. 

1. Kashmiri Pashmina Stole 

Brazilian President Lula da Silva’s spouse Rosângela da Silva was presented with a Kashmiri Pashmina stole in a papier mache box. 

2. Assam Stole 

PM Modi gifted an Assam Stole in a Kadam Wood Box to Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s spouse, Iriana Joko Widodo.

3. Kanjivaram Stole 

PM Modi presented Kanjivaram Stole to Yuko Kishida, the spouse of his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, in a Kadam wood Jali box. 

4. Banarasi Stole 

PM Modi presented Banarasi stole to UK PM Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty in a Kadam Wood Box. 

5. Ikkat Stole 

PM Modi presented Ikkat stole packed in a Teak Wood Box to the spouse of Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth, Kobita Ramdanee. 

6. Banarasi Silk Stole 

PM Modi gifted a Banarasi silk stole to the spouse of Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández, Marcela Luchetti in an Ebony Jali Box. 

7. Khadi Scarf 

Khadi is an eco-friendly clothing material most beloved for its beautiful texture and versatility throughout the seasons. 

9. Saffron 

The present also included the most exotic spice in the world, Saffron from Kashmir. 

10. Pekoe Darjeeling and Nilgiri Tea 

Pekoe Darjeeling and Nilgiri Tea are two illustrious gems from Bharat’s tea tapestry, epitomising the delicate art of tea cultivation and infusion. 

11. Araku coffee 

Araku coffee is grown on organic plantations in the Araku Valley of Andhra Pradesh. 

12. Sundarbans Multiflora Mangrove Honey 

Sundarbans Multiflora Mangrove Honey blends the nectar of various mangrove flowers like Khalisha, Bani and Garan to create a harmony of sweet and earthy notes. 

13. Ittar 

Ittar (perfume) is an essential oil derived from botanical sources. 

14. G20 postage stamps 

To commemorate India’s G20 presidency PM Modi released special G20 postage stamps and coins.