A specially handcrafted pair of bookends is Modi’s gift to British PM

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The PM Narender Modi, on his visit to UK presented British PM David Cameron a specially handcrafted pair of bookends made of wood, marble and silver on Friday. Modi's present to UK PM3

The centerpiece of each of these bookends is a silver bell, an object of rich symbolism relating to inner wisdom and tidings, which has a verse from the Bhagavad Gita etched in Sanskrit, along with its English meaning along the inside rim. Taken from Chapter 13 of the Bhagavad Gita, these verses (15-16) describe the ultimate underlying reality. Each bell has one verse etched on it.

Narendra Modi's gift Aranmula metal mirror, a unique GI protected handicraft from Kerala to the UK PM David Cameroon

Narendra Modi’s gift Aranmula metal mirror, a unique GI protected handicraft from Kerala to the UK PM David Cameroon

 

In addition, in view of Prime Minister Cameron’s fondness for Robert Graves’ work on World War I Goodbye to All That, the Prime Minister also presented to him David Omissi’s Indian Voices of the Great War.

For the First Lady, Modi presented Aranmula metal mirror, a unique GI protected handicraft from Kerala, and some pashmina stoles.

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