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Chopra’s javelin, Lovlina’s gloves each get Rs 10 crore bid & its Rs 2 crore for Sindhu’s racquet in e-auction

Olympic gold medal winner Neeraj Chopra presenting javelin to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The e-auction for gifts and mementos received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got off to a solid start.

Among the many gifts up for bidding are "sports gear and equipment" presented to the Prime Minister by India’s Tokyo Olympic champions Tokyo Olympians and Paralympians.

The bidding for the e-auction started on Friday and will continue till October 7.

The second day of the auction saw some high bids coming in. Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra's javelin and bronze medal-winner Lovlina Borgohain's boxing gloves have both received bids of Rs 10 crore each.

Some of the other memorabilia like PV Sindhu's badminton racquet and bag, a hockey stick signed by the Indian women's team, who had finished a fighting fourth in Tokyo.

The current highest bid for Sindhu's badminton racquet stands at over Rs 2 crore, while the bid for the hockey stick has gone past the Rs 1 crore mark.

Paralympian Sumit Antil who won the gold medal in Tokyo with a world record throw, had also gifted his javelin to PM Modi which has received a bid of Rs 3 crore.

The reserve price for Neeraj Chopra's javelin was Rs 1 crore while that for Lovlina's gloves was Rs 80 lakh.

"Proceeds from the e-Auction shall go to the Namami Gange Mission aimed at conserving and rejuvenating the Ganga," an official press statement said.

Neeraj Chopra scripted history at the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first Indian ever to win a gold in athletics. Lovlina Borgohain had bagged a bronze medal in women's welterweight (69 kg) boxing competition.

PV Sindhu won a bronze at the Tokyo Games in the women’s badminton singles to become the first Indian woman to win two individual medals at the Olympics.