New Delhi, September 20, 2021: The 3rd edition of e-auction of prestigious and memorable gifts presented to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is being held from 17th September to 7th October 2021 through the web portal https://pmmementos.gov.in.
The mementos include sports gear and equipment gifted to the Prime Minister by winners of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Other interesting artifacts include replica of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Chardham, Rudraksh Convention Centre, models, sculptures, paintings, angavastras among others.
In this round of e-auctions, around 1330 mementos are being e-auctioned.Javelin used by gold medalist SumitAntil in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the javelin used by Neeraj Chopra in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are the items with the highest base price at Rs one crore each. The lowest-priced item is a small-sized decorative elephant for Rs. 200.
Some of the other items like boxing gloves used by Lovlina Borgohain that are blue with strapped handles at the bottom signed by the player herself are also put for the auction. The badminton racquet autographed by Krishna Nagar, Gold Medallist in Paralympics is also in the bid. Also, there is a Table Tennis racket autographed by Bhavina Patel, Silver Medallist, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games used by Bhavina Patel in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games.
Persons/organizations can participate in the e-Auction through the website: https://pmmementos.gov.in between 17th September and 7th October 2021.
Proceeds from the e-Auction shall go to the Namami Gange Mission aimed at conserving and rejuvenating Ganga.
The PM has often described Ganga as a symbol of the country’s cultural glory and faith, and that 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 enriched the lives of half of the country’s population.