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Culture Ministry announces e-auction of gifts received by PM, Fund for Ganga Rejuvenation

By PTI

New Delhi: The Ministry of Culture is conducting an e-auction of gifts and mementos received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Among others, the memorabilia includes sports gear and equipment of medal winning Olympians and Paralympians and a replica of the Ayodhya Ram temple.

Interested parties can participate in the e-auction through the website – “http://pmmementos.gov.in”pmmementos.gov.in from 17th September to 7th October.

“Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is conducting e-auction of gifts and mementos received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The memorabilia includes sports gear and equipment of medal winning Olympians and Paralympians, replica of Ayodhya Ram temple, Chardham, Rudraksh convention centre, models, sculptures, paintings, angavastras.

The proceeds from e-auction will go to Namami Gange Mission for the purpose of conservation and rejuvenation of Ganga.

A similar auction took place in 2019 as well.

Then it was a physical auction held at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) for two days and an e-auction through the website “http://pmmementos.gov.in”pmmementos.gov.in.

Over 1800 souvenirs were successfully auctioned off to the highest bidder during this period.

The specially handcrafted wooden bike got a successful bid of Rs 5 lakh during the last auction held at NGMA.

A similar bid was received for a unique painting depicting PM Modi on a railway platform.

Similarly, a wooden replica of the Ashoka Pillar, which had a base price of Rs 4,000, sold for Rs 13 lakh.

The proceeds of that auction were also dedicated to the Namami Gange project.

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