New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS): The mementos gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be going under the hammer later this month and the funds from the proceeds would be used for the government’s flagship ‘Namami Gange’ project.
The mementos with the base price tags ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 30,000 would be sold through an auction on January 27 and 28 at the National Gallery of Modern Art, and through e-auction between January 29-31.
A dedicated website has already been developed for the purpose of e-auction where all the mementos are on display.
The visitors can filter them either through price range or through the various categories such as ‘gold’, ‘silver’, ‘brass’, ‘ceramic’ and ‘photo.’
The other details about the product, such as its dimensions, weight and who gifted it to the Prime Minister are also given along with every product.
The memento with the highest base price of Rs 30,000 is a 2.22 kg silver plate gifted to Modi by former BJP MP C. Narasimhan on May 6, 2016. The memento with the lowest base price of Rs 100 is an 800 gram idol of Hanuman.
Also, a blue brocade shawl with tassels, measuring 120×220 cm, is among the products with a base price of Rs 200.
The e-auction would commence on January 29 at 10 a.m. and would end at 5 p.m. on January 31.
The Prime Minister has declared that he would spend the amount received through the proceeds on the Namami Gange project, one of the flagship programmes of the Modi government.