Approximately 2,700 gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be auctioned from the 14th of September.
The gifts received by Mr. Modi from across India will be presented for an auction on an online portal. The National Informatics Centre designed a specific portal for the auction, where Modi’s gifts like shawl, gloves, gears and others will be presented.
The funds collected from the auction will be used for the conservation of the Ganga. As of now, all the gifts are stored at the National Gallery of Modern Arts (NGMA) in Delhi.
Prahlad Patel, the Culture Minister of India, on the 11th of September announced the auction.
Mr. Patel said, “The gifts received by the PM in the last six months will be auctioned. This time the auction will be completely online (earlier an auction happened in January). I thank the PM for giving us this opportunity. The minimum reserve price for the items is Rs. 200 while the highest is Rs. 2.5 lakh.”
Experts decided the price of the gifts and the public will bid based on these prices. Every 15 days, the NGMA will replace the gift items up for auction with new ones.
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