Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gifted a Sanjhi Art panel to US President Joe Biden during his meeting with him in Tokyo.
Sanjhi Painting is a tradition of art that originated out of the cult of Krishna and flourished in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is in Vraja, or Vrindavan, the homeland of Lord Sri Krishna, that this art of Sanjhi painting reached its pinnacle. Sanjhi is the art of hand-cutting designs on paper.
This intricate Sanjhi Panel is famously based on the theme of Thakurani Ghat from Mathura by a National Awardee.
PM Modi and Biden had a warm and productive meeting. The meeting resulted in substantive outcomes which will add depth and momentum to the bilateral partnership.
Meanwhile, amid efforts by China to increase its global footprint by financing infrastructure projects, Quad leaders on May 25 reaffirmed their shared commitment to deepen cooperation on infrastructure, which is critical to driving productivity and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
A statement issued after the meeting of leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the United States here said that Quad will seek to extend more than 50 billion USD of infrastructure assistance and investment in the Indo-Pacific over the next five years.
"Quad partners bring decades of skills and experience together to catalyse infrastructure delivery to the region. We are committed to working closely with partners and the region to drive public and private investment to bridge gaps. To achieve this, Quad will seek to extend more than 50 billion USD of infrastructure assistance and investment in the Indo-Pacific, over the next five years," the statement said.