The Odisha Link In Narendra Modi’s Meeting With Denmark PM
Copenhagen: There was a touch of Odisha in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen on Tuesday.
Modi, who arrived in Denmark from Germany on the second leg of his three-nation European tour, was greeted by Frederiksen at the airport.
Later, the two leaders met at the Danish PM’s official residence where Modi was in for a surprise. Frederiksen showed the Indian PM a Pattachitra painting adorning the wall.
🔆ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଶ୍ରୀ ନରେନ୍ଦ୍ର ମୋଦୀଙ୍କୁ ଡ଼େନମାର୍କ ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ପଟ୍ଟଚିତ୍ର ଦେଖାଇବା ପ୍ରସଙ୍ଗ
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Frederiksen had received the painting as a gift during her visit to India last year. It was the first visit by a Head of State to India post the COVID pandemic.
Modi explained to Frederiksen the significance of Pattachitra painting – one of the most distinct forms of traditional paintings of Odisha, done on a cloth.
The iconic paintings, domain of the Chitrakar community of painters, depict religious themes on Ramayana and Mahabharata epics, Krishna Lila and incarnations of Lord Vishnu.