Prahlad Patel inaugurates Exhibition cum E-auction of PM Modi Gifts

Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated Exhibition cum E-auction of Gifts Presented to Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi, at National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi today.

Speaking on the occasion, Patel said that Narendra Modi is the first ever Prime Minister of India, who has decided to auction all the gifts he receives for a noble cause of conserving the lifeline of the country- the river Ganges through Namami Gange.

The Culture Minister said that the value of these mementos cannot be measured in monetary terms but the emotional and sentimental values attached to the gifts are high and immeasurable. He also said that a letter will be sent from Government of India to top 20 highest bidders complimenting them for  their contribution towards Namami Gange Project .

The Union Minister said that this is the 2nd round of E- auction of prestigious and memorable gifts presented to Prime Minister of India. He further said that the exhibition will be held from today to 3rd October 2019 on the web portal

While speaking to the media, the Minister informed that more than 2700 mementos will be E-auctioned in this round. Around 500 mementos are presently on display entitled “SMRITI CHINH” for the general public at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) from 11am in the Morning till 8pm in the evening.

The displayed Mementos will be changed every week. The gift items including Paintings, Memento, Sculptures, shawls, Pagri, Jackets and Traditional musical instruments etc are displayed artistically in the Administrative Wing of the NGMA. The lowest base price of the mementos is Rs. 200/- and the highest is Rs. 2.5 Lakhs, he added.

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