The physical auction of Mementos received by the Prime Minister, organised by National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, received an overwhelming response from passionate bidders. The two-day physical auction shall culminate on 28th January 2019 and the e-auction will take place from 29th to 31st January 2019.
The bidders supported the cause wholeheartedly as certain items such as statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, base priced at Rs. 1000/- was finally auctioned for Rs. 22,000/-, items such as statues of Gautam Buddha and many more. Public also enjoyed viewing the display of these items at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
Exclusive items that were auctioned included statues, photographs, paintings and articles such as shawls, commemorative coins, traditional musical instruments, hats, pagris and jackets etc. to name a few. There has been tremendous buzz generated in respect of these gift items in view of the fact that these items have been accessible to the general public through auction being embraced for the noble charitable work. The proceeds contributes towards the project Namami Gange.
Union Minister for Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal, Member of Parliament Manoj Tiwari and Meenakshi Lekhi visited the auction along with other dignitaries and senior officials from the Government of India.