E-auction of over 1,200 items gifted to PM Modi goes live

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New Delhi: An online public sale of over 1,200 items, together with a mannequin statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and sporting memorabilia of Commonwealth Games medallists, gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has gone live. The public sale started on Saturday morning, coinciding with Modi’s birthday.

“The time has arrived! It’s 10AM and the #PMMementosAuction2022 is now open & live! Head to pmmementos.gov.in to register & take part within the public sale during which unique items obtained by Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh @NarendraModi have been listed”, Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy tweeted.

The public sale of mementos went live on PM Modi’s birthday.
Express photograph by Praveen Khanna.

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At a press convention right here on Friday, Reddy had mentioned a statue of Lord Ganesha, a trident, fashions of the upcoming Shri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya and the Kashi-Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi will even be half of the e-auction of items and mementoes given to PM Modi, proceeds of which is able to go the Namami Gange Mission.

The black mannequin statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was gifted to Modi in April by sculptor Arun Yogiraj. Yogiraj and his group, sculpted the monolithic 28-ft statue of Netaji, made of phone black granite stone, just lately unveiled by the Prime Minister at India Gate. Twenty-five new sporting memorabilia gifted to the Prime Minister by varied sportspersons are half of the public sale, a senior official of the Culture Ministry mentioned on Friday. The public sale will conclude on October 2. Some of the items are on show on the National Gallery of Modern Art.

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