Mehta wrote Modi a letter where she spoke about the reasons she wanted to present him the painting, and his office responded with an offer to visit Delhi and the Indian Parliament with her husband, Amish.
Mehta and Modi posed for a photo, and Modi presented Mehta with a poem.
“‘Big changes come with small steps’ - this is what [Modi] said at Madison Square Garden and the thought really inspired me. With the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission (which is a project dedicated to a clean India), I believe Modi is the visible embodiment of ‘The Sweeper.’ His personal and professional achievements are a perfect representation of leadership and this beautiful vision. I am honored to gift him my artwork.”
Mehta has a track record of devoting time and energy to charitable organizations, as she makes sure 100 percent of net proceeds from the sale of her art work goes to charity.
For example, the money from one of her earliest pieces, “The Blessed One,” went toward a 5-year-old girl named Trisha who lives in SPRJK trust in Mumbai. With the money, Trisha's basic needs are met while she can work toward being a doctor.
Mehta also held a solo art exhibition at the Indian Consulate of New York, representing Gujarat for their State by State Initiative.
For more information on her work and preferred charities, go to www.shreyamehta.com.
Click here to follow Daily Voice Scarsdale and receive free news updates.