In tribute, a Bhubaneshwar-based artist from Odisha created a miniature portrait of US President-elect Joe Biden in a glass bottle ahead of his inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.
According to a report by ANI, artist named L Eswar Rao completed the miniature artwork in seven days. He used stone, glass, paper and clay to make it. It measures 6.5 inches X 4 inches and is installed inside a glass bottle. Rao told ANI that he hopes India-US relations will strengthen after the Biden administration comes to power.
Many other Indian artists have also created artworks to send their best wishes to the new administration.
An artist from Amritsar in Punjab created portraits of Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and said he wanted to gift it to them ahead of their swearing-in ceremony.
Punjab: An artist from Amritsar paints a portrait of US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. “I want to give them these gifts because they will be sworn in tomorrow. It’s a great pride to see Kamala Harris become vice -president,” says Jagjot Singh Rubal pic.twitter.com/g7HtzrO7aQ
— ANI (@ANI) January 19, 2021
In a few more hours, the United States will have its new president and vice-president. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, while Indian-born politician Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the 49th Vice President on Wednesday. Kamala will also become the first female vice president of the United States.
Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in Biden, 78, just after the clock strikes 12 (local time) on the west front of the Capitol — the traditional location for presidential inauguration ceremonies.
The historic inauguration will be held under an unprecedented security umbrella of more than 25,000 National Guardsmen, who have turned the capital into a garrison town, mainly due to the threat of more violent protests from supporters of incumbent President Donald Trump, who skips an event.
Biden will take the oath on his 127-year-old family Bible, which will be held by his wife, Jill Biden.
Not only Biden, Kamala Harris also has a huge following in India, especially due to her Indian-American roots. Harris is set to make history as the first woman, first woman of color and first person of South Asian descent to hold the vice presidency.
A small village in Tamil Nadu has rallied behind Harris since his candidacy was announced. They even made a special poo for her before the US election results last year. Now, before his swearing-in ceremony, the village celebrates his victory.
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In his maternal grandfather’s hometown of Thulasendrapuram, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) from the southern coastal city of Chennai, people were jubilant and preparing for the celebrations.
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