1200 Gifts Received By PM Modi To Be Auctioned, Funds Collected Will Go To Namami Gange Project
Over 1,200 items gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be auctioned from September 17 and proceeds from the auction will go to the Namami Gange Mission. Advait Gadnayak, director general of the National Gallery of Modern Art (where the gifts are displayed), said the auction will be conducted through the web portal pmmementos.gov.in and will end on October 2.
Advaita Gadnayak informed that a wide range of gifts presented by a common man as well as various dignitaries representing India's rich culture and heritage are to be auctioned. The base value of the gifts ranges from Rs 100 to Rs 10 lakh.
The list of gifts includes an idol of Rani Kamalapati gifted by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a Hanuman idol and a Surya painting gifted by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. The given one includes a trident.
Also included in the auction is an idol of Goddess Mahalakshmi located in Kolhapur, which was gifted by NCP leader Ajit Pawar. Along with this, the wall hanging of Lord Venkateswara, gifted by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, is also included in the auction.