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PM Modi's Remarkable Act: Presenting a Green Diamond as a Gift to US First Lady Jill Biden

PM Modi presented US President Joe Biden with a meticulously crafted sandalwood box containing 'das danam'. Additionally, he gifted US First Lady Jill Biden a stunning 7.5-carat lab-grown green diamond, accompanied by a handcrafted papier mache box known as 'kar-e-kalamdani'.
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US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden warmly greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at the White House for an intimate dinner, extending a gracious welcome to the esteemed leader.
Latest News: On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi bestowed a unique gift upon US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. PM Modi offered a meticulously handcrafted sandalwood box containing 'das danam' to President Biden, while Jill Biden received a remarkable 7.5-carat lab-grown green diamond.

Discover all the fascinating details about lab-grown green diamonds. The 7.5-carat green diamond possesses the same chemical and optical properties as diamonds mined from the earth. Not only is it a stunning gem, but it's also an eco-friendly choice, created using diverse resources such as solar and wind power. Prime Minister Modi accompanied the diamond with a special 'papier mache' box named 'kar-e-kalamdani', a meticulously crafted artwork from Kashmir, involving the intricate preparation of paper pulp and delicate decoration called naqqashi.

Prime Minister Modi presented a meticulously handcrafted sandalwood box containing 'das danam' to US President Joe Biden. 'Das Danam' represents a collection of ten donations made when an individual reaches the remarkable milestone of witnessing one thousand full moons, typically achieved at the age of eighty years and eight months.

During the Sahasra Poorna Chandrodayam celebrations, an individual who has witnessed one thousand full moons is revered and honored for their remarkable life experience. One of the customs during this celebration is 'Das Danam,' which entails ten different types of donations. These include giving a cow (Gaudaan), land (Bhudaan), sesame seeds (Tildaan), gold (Hiranyadaan), ghee or clarified butter (Ajyadaan), food grains (Dhaanyadaan), clothes (Vastradaan), jaggery (Guddaan), silver (Raupyadaan), and salt (Lavandaan).

PM Modi presented US President Joe Biden, who will celebrate his 81st birthday this November, with exquisitely handcrafted silver boxes containing ten symbolic donations. These donations represent a gesture of respect and honor on this special occasion.

In place of a cow, a skillfully crafted silver coconut from West Bengal is offered, symbolizing Gaudaan (donation of cow). To signify Bhudaan (donation of land), a fragrant piece of sandalwood sourced from Mysore, Karnataka is included.

Tildaan (donation of sesame seeds) is represented by white sesame seeds sourced from Tamil Nadu. For Hiranyadaan (donation of gold), a pure and hallmarked 24K gold coin, meticulously crafted in Rajasthan, is included.

Ajyadaan (donation of clarified butter) is symbolized by ghee or clarified butter sourced from Punjab. Vastradaan (donation of cloth) is represented by a handwoven textured tussar silk cloth sourced from Jharkhand.

Lastly, Dhaanyadaan (donation of food grains) is showcased through long-grained rice sourced from Uttarakhand. Each item in the box holds profound significance and showcases the diverse cultural heritage of India.

For Guddaan (donation of jaggery), jaggery sourced from Maharashtra is included. The Raupyadaan (donation of silver) is represented by a meticulously crafted 99.5% pure, hallmarked silver coin created by artisans from Rajasthan. Lavandaan (donation of salt) is symbolized by Lavan or salt sourced from Gujarat.

The box itself is adorned with intricate flora and fauna patterns and made from sandalwood sourced from Mysore, Karnataka. Within the box, a silver idol of Lord Ganesha, skillfully handcrafted by a fifth-generation silversmith family from Kolkata, can be found. Additionally, an oil lamp and a copper plate, known as tamper-Patra, sourced from Uttar Pradesh, are included, with a sacred shloka inscribed on it.

A Noteworthy Addition: PM Modi Presents a First Edition Copy of 'The Ten Principal Upanishads' Book Published by M/s Faber and Faber Ltd, London.