New Delhi: Neeraj Chopra’s Tokyo Olympic javelin and Lovlina Borgohain’s boxing gloves made headlines on the second day of the third edition of the e-auction of gifts to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
According to the PM Mementos website, Neeraj’s spear and Lovlina’s boxing gloves have received Rs 10 crore respectively. Star shuttler PV Sindhu’s racket and badminton bag have so far been found for Rs 9,00,00,100.
The prestigious and memorable gifts presented to PM Modi for the third edition of the e-auction include sports gear and equipment presented by the winners of Tokyo Paralympic and Tokyo Olympic Games.
The third edition of the e-auction of gifts presented to PM Modi is being conducted from September 17 to October 7 through the web portal. https://pmmementos.gov.in.
Other interesting artifacts include replicas of Ayodhya Ram Temple, Chardham, Rudraksh Convention Center, models, sculptures, paintings, Angavastra. In this round of e-auction, about 1330 souvenirs are being e-auctioned.
The javelin used by gold medalist Sumit Antil at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the javelin used by Neeraj Chopra at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are the items with the highest base price of Rs 1 crore each. The lowest priced item is a small sized ornamental elephant for Rs. 200.
A PIB release said, “A few other items such as the boxing gloves used by Lovlina Borgohain with strapped handles at the bottom, signed by the player herself. “
A badminton racket autographed by Paralympic gold medalist Krishna Nagar is also in the bidding. Also, there is a table tennis racket autographed by Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games silver medalist Bhavna Patel.
According to PIB, the proceeds from the e-auction will go to the Namami Gange Mission for the purpose of conservation and rejuvenation of Ganga. According to the statement, Narendra Modi is the first Prime Minister of India who has decided to auction all the gifts he receives for a noble cause of conservation of the Ganga River – the lifeline of the country through “Namamigange”.
The PM has often described the Ganges as a symbol of the country’s cultural glory and faith, and that from the river’s origin at Gaumukh in Uttarakhand to merging with the sea in West Bengal, the mighty river has enriched people’s lives. has done. Half of the country’s population.