PM Modi Auctioned over 1,800 Gifts received in last 4 years
GUWAHATI: About 1,800 mementos gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi since 2014 were auctioned at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.
The amount raised by the auction will be used for the National Mission for Clean Ganga Project, organisers said.
Reflecting the diverse cultural fabric of the nation, the on-sale objects include swords, musical instruments, turbans, shawls, traditional jackets, bows and photographs of historical and political figures.
Among the mementos that sold for the highest was a Thangka wall hanging (sold for Rs. 12,500), a miniature statue tribute to the Statue of Unity (sold for Rs. 11,000) and a painting depicting Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and Narendra Modi, which went for Rs. 9,000.
The live auction will continue till Monday. An e-auction of the more expensive items along with the remaining ones will take place from Tuesday to Thursday on www.pmmementos.gov.in.
Over 1,800 Gifts auctioned by PM Modi