Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday kick-started the e-auction of the large number of gifts received by him during his tours in the last one year.
Apart from gifts received from Northeast India during his visit to the region, Modi also received a lot of gifts from other parts of the world in the last one year.
The proceeds received from the e-auction will be contributed to the Namami Gange programme, a flagship programme of the central government aimed at effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of river Ganga.
The e-auction of gifts received by PM Modi will continue till October 3, 2019.
The mementos that are to be sold through the e-auction are currently on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.
It will be opened for viewing by the public from 11 am till 8 pm up to October 3 from Saturday onwards.
Over 2,700 pieces of mementos of different kinds will be available for e-auction.
Modi, while making announcement of the launch of e-auction of his gifts, stated on his official Twitter handle, “Continuing a practice I have always believed in! All those gifts and mementos I have received in the last one year would be getting auctioned starting today till 3rd October.”
“These mementoes would be on display at the NGMA near India Gate in Delhi. Do visit to have a look!”
“There would also be an e-auction of the gifts and mementos. The proceeds from the auction will be devoted towards the Namami Gange Mission.”
“It would contribute to a cleaner Ganga. Do visit this site and take part in the auction. http://pmmementos.gov.in,” he further tweeted.
Continuing a practice I have always believed in!
All those gifts and mementos I have received in the last one year would be getting auctioned starting today till 3rd October. These mementoes would be on display at the NGMA near India Gate in Delhi.
Do visit to have a look! pic.twitter.com/vYRNvmjPQ1
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 14, 2019
The gifts include shawls, angavastrams, idols and several other items.
The lowest base price of the gift item is Rs 2 lakh and the highest is more than Rs 2 lakh.