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1,081 Gifts That PM Got Have Received Auction Bids: Minister

Gifts offered to the PM Narendra Modi will go for e-auction for a 3rd time.

New Delhi:

Over 1,000 objects, which the prime minister obtained as items and are on show on the National Gallery of Modern Art, have obtained bids until October 1 for an e-auction, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy mentioned on Saturday.

Around 1,348 mementoes are being e-auctioned this 12 months.

These embrace the gear gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by medal winners of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics video games. The proceeds from the public sale will go in the direction of the Namami Gange challenge.

This is the third spherical of e-auctions of items offered to the Prime Minister and is being held from September 17 to October 7 via pmmementos.gov.in.

“Narendra Modi is the first prime minister who has decided to auction all the gifts he receives. The proceeds from the e-auction will go towards the noble cause of conserving Ganga, the lifeline of the country, through Namami Gange. The PM has often described Ganga as a symbol of India’s cultural glory and faith,” Mr Reddy mentioned.

“As of October 1, as many as 1,081 items have received bids and the mementoes are on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi,” he mentioned.

Mr Reddy, the Union Minister For Culture and Tourism, visited the gallery and drew on the canvas Mahatma Gandhi’s spectacles that denote his simplicity with the caption ”Swachatha to commemorate his 152nd delivery anniversary, based on a press release from the ministry.

The minister inspired all those that are keen about contributing to the noble reason for conserving the Ganga river to participate within the e-auction.

“The prime minister has often described Ganga as a symbol of the country’s cultural glory and faith. From the point of the river”s origin at Gaumukh in Uttarakhand to where it merged with the sea in West Bengal, the mighty river enriches the lives of half of the country”s population,” Mr Reddy added.

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