PM Narendra Modi with India's Tokyo Olympics gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (Image courtesy: PIB)
Some prestigious and memorable gifts presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including the javelin used by Neeraj Chopra to win a historic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, will be e-auctioned through the PM's mementos web portal starting today.
The third edition of the e-auction of gifts presented to PM Modi will continue till October 7 and will include interesting artefacts besides the sports gear and equipment gifted by winners of this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The list of around 1330 mementos to be auctioned also includes a replica of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Chardham, Rudraksh Convention Centre, models, sculptures, paintings, angavastram, etc.
Javelins used by Chopra and Sumit Antil in the Paralympic Games are the items with the highest base price of Rs one crore each. The lowest priced item is a small-sized decorative elephant for Rs 200.
Some other items like boxing gloves used and signed by Lovlina Borgohain, badminton racquet autographed by Krishna Nagar and a table-tennis racket autographed by Bhavina Patel will also be auctioned.
Proceeds from the e-Auction shall go to the Namami Gange Mission aimed at conserving and rejuvenating Ganga. PM Modi is the first Prime Minister of India to auction all the gifts he receives for a noble cause of conserving the lifeline of the country.
Persons or organisations can participate in the e-auction through the website https://pmmementos.gov.in