The proceeds from this auction will be used for Namame Gange, a government programme that was launched with the idea to clean the Ganga. The auction is being organised through digital medium to maintain transparency
New Delhi:Starting Sunday, an array of gifts and memorabilia, presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being put under the hammer at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in New Delhi. Some of the items that will be auctioned include a replica of the Amritsar’s Golden temple and a memento of a Maharaja riding on horse.
The proceeds from this auction will be used for Namame Gange, a government programme that was launched with the idea to clean the Ganga. The auction is being organised through the digital medium to maintain transparency.
These are the 20 items that are up for grabs in the e-auction over two days
Memento of a cow and calf
FICCI photo frame
New India photo frame
Silver Vishnu idol
Patna University memento
Replica of Golden temple
Baba Banda Singh Bahadurji photo frame
Idol of Basaweshwara
Urja Sanjam memento
Memento of a Maharaja riding a horse
Memento from BJP workers at Dharampur rally
Replica of Birhadeeswara temple
BR Ambedkar statue
Wooden cap from Assam
Navrasa Nayak photo frame
Decorative mask of Bhawada
Memento of a sailor
A press release by the government said, "The bidders supported the cause wholeheartedly as certain items such as the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, base priced at Rs 1000 was finally auctioned for Rs 22,000."
Before the auction, an exhibition of this mementos and many other memorabilia was being curated. In fact, this is not the first time such an exhibition was arranged. Last year in October, a similar exhibition was organised by the government where ‘pagadis' (turbans), 'angavastrams', traditional jackets, and canvases presented to PM Modi were put on display.
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Last Updated Jan 27, 2019, 7:26 PM IST