New Delhi: The auction of Prime Minister’s gifts, which is going on from September 17, has ended on October 7. The most expensive bid in this auction is the spear of Olympic gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra. Neeraj Chopra’s spear has got the highest bid of Rs 1.5 crore.
Souvenirs, statues and gifts of Paralympic players were also included in this auction.
1348 souvenirs were placed in this auction, which got 8600 bids. Apart from this, a wooden statue of Ganesh ji, a memento of the Pune Metro line and a memento of the Vijay flame were also included in this auction. An angavastra signed by Paralympic players has cost Rs 1 crore while boxing gloves of Lovlina Borgohain cost Rs 91 lakh.
Gifts of Olympic winners were also auctioned
This time in the Olympics, many players of India had raised the honor of India by winning medals. After coming back to India, the Prime Minister also met all those in which the players had given him gifts. These gifts were also put up for auction. Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal in Javelin Throw in the Olympics, got the most expensive bid of 1.5 crores. Apart from this, the bid of Bhavani Devi’s autographed fence fetched Rs 1.25 crore. A bid of Rs 1.2 crore was made for Sumit Antil’s Javelin.
The money received from this will be used in the Namami Gange scheme.
All the money collected from this auction will be used for cleaning the Ganga under the Namami Gange scheme. Last year also 2,770 items were auctioned and the amount received from them was also donated to the Namami Gange scheme. In this auction, maximum 140 bids have been made for the statue of Sardar Patel.