Modi gifts Cameron bookends with Gita verses on it

PTI
Published Nov 13, 2015, 10:44 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 3:23 am IST
These verses are taken from Chapter 13 of the Bhagavad Gita

London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gifted his British counterpart David Cameron a specially handcrafted pair of bookends with verses from Bhagavad Gita engraved on it and a book compiled of letters sent by Indian soldiers during the World War I when they served in France.

"Presented PM @David_Cameron a specially handcrafted pair of bookends made of wood, marble and silver," Modi tweeted.

 

The centrepiece of each of these bookends is a silver bell which has a verse from the Bhagavad Gita etched in Sanskrit, along with its English meaning along the inside rim.

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These verses are taken from Chapter 13 of the Bhagavad Gita.

Keeping in mind 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'.

To First Lady Samantha Cameron, he presented an Aranmula metal mirror, a unique GI protected handicraft from Kerala, and some pashmina stoles.

 

 

 

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