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Reviving Miniature Painting in India: Artist Suvigya Sharma presents hyper real portrait of PM Modi gilded in 24 carat gold

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New Delhi, May 24, 2017: In an attempt to revive miniature painting in India, renowned painter and fashion designer Suvigya Sharma discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi about the scope of introducing art to the weaker sections of the society.

Sharma, 34, presented a 3.5 feet x 3 feet hyper real miniature painting of Modi at his office on Monday. The painting features a brooch gilded in 24 carat gold. The oil painting on canvas also displays Modi as a visionary.

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“It was a proud moment when Modiji explicitly expressed how much he loved the painting. I was truly heartened when he mentioned that the painting will be placed in his own cabin at his office”, Sharma said.

During the meeting, Modi and Sharma discussed the unique aspect of miniature painting, the techniques used in it and how the art is slowly dying in India.

The artist looks forward to partner with the government and promote art and culture among the weaker sections of society.

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He also aspires to create an art ecosystem for the underprivileged through training and skill development.

“My genre of art can be leveraged to generate more opportunities for the underprivileged by creating skilled artists and artisans in our own country. I wish to draw the attention of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and would consider myself privileged to be able to contribute towards this cause”, Sharma added. (IANS)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Form Committee on ‘One Nation, One Election’

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting on Wednesday said that a committee will be formed to look into the various issues regarding the “one nation, one election” plan.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told this to the media after the conclusion of the meeting which lasted for over three-and-a-half hours.

Singh said that five major agendas were discussed in the meeting, including the “one nation, one election” agenda.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves toward his supporters during an election campaign rally in New Delhi, May 8, 2019. VOA

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M.

“Only CPI and CPI-M expressed difference of opinion, saying how it could be implemented,” the Defence Minister said.

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Over 40 parties were invited for the meeting in which 21 party chiefs participated while three expressed their inability to join the meeting citing some reasons, Singh added. (IANS)