Exploring the Lab-Grown Green Diamond: Unveiling the Special Gift Presented by PM Modi to US First Lady Jill Biden

Must read

Monika Ahuja
Monika Ahuja
I have a specialization in finance but I have written for several domains including real estate, automobile, home decor, e-commerce etc. I worked in sales for over 4 years, before choosing to become a content writer. As a writer, I have worked closely with several national and international brands and have handled their social media and website content for over 3 years. With my diverse experience in the field of writing, I am looking forward to creating some engaging content for my readers.

Highlights:

  • Prime Minister Modi presents unique gifts to President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Learn about the thoughtfulness and significance behind these gifts.
  • PM Modi gifts a lab-grown 7.5-carat green diamond to First Lady Jill Biden, emphasizing its eco-friendly nature and the use of renewable resources in its creation. 
  • He also gifted handcrafted silver boxes containing ten symbolic donations to President Biden. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented a unique gift to President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. On Thursday, PM Modi gave US President Biden a handcrafted sandalwood box known as ‘das danam’. In addition, he gifted a lab-grown 7.5-carat green diamond to Jill Biden, accompanied by a papier mache box called ‘kar-e-kalamdani’.

The lab-grown green diamond weighs 7.5 carats and possesses similar chemical and optical properties as earth-mined diamonds. This eco-friendly diamond was produced using renewable resources such as solar and wind power. PM Modi presented Jill Biden with a papier mache box named ‘kar-e-kalamdani’ to house the diamond. This box, known for its exquisite craftsmanship called sakthsazi or naqqashi, is made from meticulously prepared paper pulp.

As for President Biden, PM Modi gifted him a handcrafted sandalwood box containing ‘das danam’. ‘Das danam’ refers to ten different types of donations given when a person reaches the age of eighty years and eight months, having witnessed one thousand full moons. During Sahasra Poorna Chandrodayam celebrations, there is a custom of ‘Das Danam’ or donations of ten different kinds, which include – Gaudaan (cow), Bhudaan (land), Tildaan (sesame seeds), Hiranyadaan (gold), Ajyadaan (ghee or clarified butter), Dhaanyadaan (food grains), Vastradaan (clothes), Guddaan (jaggery), Raupyadaan (silver) and Lavandaan (salt).

As a gift, PM Modi presented delicate silver boxes to President Joe Biden, who will turn 81 in November. These boxes contain ten donations that symbolize various items given on special occasions.

Inside the box, there is a finely crafted silver coconut from West Bengal, symbolizing a cow for the Gaudaan (donation of a cow) tradition. Instead of land, a fragrant sandalwood piece sourced from Mysore, Karnataka, represents Bhudaan (donation of land). The box also includes white sesame seeds (Til) from Tamil Nadu, representing Tildaan (donation of sesame seeds). For Hiranyadaan (donation of gold), there is a meticulously handcrafted 24K pure and hallmarked gold coin from Rajasthan.

Furthermore, ghee or clarified butter from Punjab is offered for Ajyadaan (donation of clarified butter), while a handwoven textured tussar silk cloth from Jharkhand represents Vastradaan (donation of cloth). Long-grained rice sourced from Uttarakhand symbolizes Dhaanyadaan (donation of food grains).

Jaggery from Maharashtra is included for Guddaan (donation of jaggery). The silver coin, crafted with an aesthetic appeal by artisans from Rajasthan, is 99.5% pure and hallmarked, representing Raupyadaan (donation of silver). Salt (Lavan) from Gujarat signifies Lavandaan (donation of salt).

The sandalwood used in creating the box is sourced from Mysore, Karnataka. The box itself is intricately carved with patterns depicting flora and fauna. Inside is Lord Ganesha’s silver idol, skillfully crafted by a fifth-generation silversmith family from Kolkata. Additionally, the box contains an oil lamp and a copper plate, known as tamper-Patra, sourced from Uttar Pradesh, with a shloka inscribed on it.

PM Modi also gifted President Biden a first edition print of the book “The Ten Principal Upanishads,” published by M/s Faber and Faber Ltd of London.

- Advertisement -

More articles

21 COMMENTS

  1. Wonderful blog you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get feed-back from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Cheers!

  2. Appreciating the persistence you put into your website and in depth information you offer. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material. Fantastic read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  3. There are some fascinating closing dates in this article however I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There’s some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like extra! Added to FeedBurner as well

  4. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  5. Hey very cool website!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally?KI am glad to search out numerous helpful info right here in the publish, we need develop extra techniques on this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  6. I wanted to construct a small message so as to thank you for all the awesome techniques you are sharing here. My time consuming internet lookup has now been paid with really good strategies to share with my co-workers. I would assert that most of us website visitors are quite blessed to exist in a remarkable place with very many brilliant professionals with insightful pointers. I feel truly happy to have used the website page and look forward to some more awesome moments reading here. Thanks a lot again for all the details.

  7. It is in point of fact a nice and useful piece of info. I’m satisfied that you just shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  8. You could definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

  9. Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thanks a ton!

  10. Hello There. I discovered your weblog using msn. This is a really neatly written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to learn more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

  11. Hi, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog site in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, excellent blog!

  12. I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the superb works guys I¦ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my site 🙂

  13. We’re a bunch of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with helpful information to paintings on. You’ve performed a formidable activity and our whole community can be grateful to you.

  14. Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article