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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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Twitter Celebrates Gandhi Jayanti

The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India's Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis.

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Twitter India on Tuesday celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the announcement of a new customised “Gandhi Emoji”.

The “Gandhi Emoji” was officially launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the micro-blogging site, which features a caricature of the Father of the Nation.

“Users in India and across the world can use the “Gandhi Emoji” by using the hashtags #GandhiJayanti, #MKGandhi, #BapuAt150, #MahatmaGandhi, #MyGandhigiri, #MahatmaAt150, #NexusOfGood, among others,” Twitter India in a statement.

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Mahatma Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu at the 1942 AICC session. Wikimedia Commons

The emoji will be live until October 8. It is available on both the actual app and Twitter Lite.

The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India’s Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis. (IANS)

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