Over 2,700 gifts received by PM to be auctioned online from 14 Sept: See pics

Over 2,700 gifts Prime Minister Narendra Modi rece... more

Currently on display at the National Gallery of Modern Arts in Delhi, a total of 2,772 gifts including head gears, shawls, portraits, swords gifted by different organisations and chief ministers to the PM will be up for the auction on an online portal designed by the National Informatics Centre. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
1/7Currently on display at the National Gallery of Modern Arts in Delhi, a total of 2,772 gifts including head gears, shawls, portraits, swords gifted by different organisations and chief ministers to the PM will be up for the auction on an online portal designed by the National Informatics Centre. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
'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 reserved price for the items is  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>200 while the highest is  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.5 lakh,' Culture Minister Prahlad Patel said. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
2/7'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 reserved price for the items is 200 while the highest is 2.5 lakh,' Culture Minister Prahlad Patel said. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
At a base price of  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.5 lakh, a portrait of Modi done on silk and gifted by couturier and the owner of Seematti textiles Beena Kannan has been tagged as the most expensive item. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
3/7At a base price of 2.5 lakh, a portrait of Modi done on silk and gifted by couturier and the owner of Seematti textiles Beena Kannan has been tagged as the most expensive item. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The base or reserved price of the items have been fixed by experts. The mementos include 576 shawls, 964 angavastram (clothes), 88 pagris (head-dress) and various jackets portraying the diversity of India. There are also many replicas of cow. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
4/7The base or reserved price of the items have been fixed by experts. The mementos include 576 shawls, 964 angavastram (clothes), 88 pagris (head-dress) and various jackets portraying the diversity of India. There are also many replicas of cow. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The base or reserved price of the items have been fixed by experts. The mementos include 576 shawls, 964 angavastram (clothes), 88 pagris (head-dress) and various jackets portraying the diversity of India. There are also many replicas of cow. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
5/7The base or reserved price of the items have been fixed by experts. The mementos include 576 shawls, 964 angavastram (clothes), 88 pagris (head-dress) and various jackets portraying the diversity of India. There are also many replicas of cow. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
In the January auction, over 1,800 gifts received by the prime minister were sold in a fortnight-long exercise and around 4,000 bidders participated. The funds generated went towards the Namami Gange, a central government project to clean the Ganga. The proceeds from the upcoming auction will also go to the same project. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
6/7In the January auction, over 1,800 gifts received by the prime minister were sold in a fortnight-long exercise and around 4,000 bidders participated. The funds generated went towards the Namami Gange, a central government project to clean the Ganga. The proceeds from the upcoming auction will also go to the same project. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
A wooden replica of the BMW built by artisans was the most expensive memento to be sold at the e-auction, officials said, which fetched  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 lakh. They, however, refused to reveal the total amount generated in the January auction. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
7/7A wooden replica of the BMW built by artisans was the most expensive memento to be sold at the e-auction, officials said, which fetched 5 lakh. They, however, refused to reveal the total amount generated in the January auction. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
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