How to bid for gifts and souvenirs presented to the Prime Minister
Many of the auctioned items are currently on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will turn 72 on September 17. To mark the occasion, nearly 1,200 gifts and memorabilia that were presented to the Prime Minister are being put up for electronic auction, the proceeds of which will go up for auction. include exquisite paintings, sculptures, handicrafts, folk items and a special collection of sports memorabilia as well as things like epaulettes, poems and posters. Many of the auctioned items are currently on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art.
“These memories are tokens of love and appreciation that the Prime Minister inspires in people. While many are objects of considerable artistic value, some are simple handmade gifts of love; all of which are nevertheless collectibles due to their place in history,” the managing director of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Adwaita Gadanayaka told ANI.
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The auction will run from September 17 to October 2.
Buyers will first need to register on the PM Memontoes website. After signing up, they can add the currently auctioned items to their cart to bid. Buyers can put any number of products in their cart to bid on and can also exit the bidding process by removing the item from their cart. They can only bid for an item once. In case of a successful auction, buyers can make their payment via BHIM UPI system, netbanking or even with credit and debit card.
Some of the items to be auctioned on September 17 include a black marble sculpture by Subhash Chandra Bose which starts at a price of Rs 5 lakh, a detailed replica of the National Police Memorial which also starts from Rs 5 lakh, a statue by PM Modi, several paintings by PM Modi, several religious statues and paintings including an image of Goddess Devi starting at Rs 1,08,000 donated by NCP Chief Ajit Pawar.