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

Buddha idol

Replica of Golden temple


Assam memento

Baba Banda Singh Bahadurji photo frame

Idol of Basaweshwara

Urja Sanjam memento

Golghar 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.