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Iftaar party at Jama Masjid receives maximum bidders

delhi Updated: Aug 10, 2011 23:32 IST
HT correspondent
HT correspondent
Hindustan Times
Silent Auction

Universal apology letters that will help get you out of tight spots with the administration and professors can be yours if you were the highest bidder.

But at the annual 'Silent Auction' organised by the students of Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, on Wednesday the big winner was the Iftaar party at Karim's at Jama Masjid.

Fifteen people bid for it and Rs 7,500 were collected through the bidding process.

Assured antics over dinner and a yearly movie bundle are some of the other things that were open for bidding at the auction.

A coffee date that was offered by a girl found a single bidder who bid R3,000. Home cooked food for three days was also a popular bid and earned Rs 4,000.

The auction is an annual event hosted by Vihaan, the social service society of FMS, where there is no shouting out of bids or impassioned outdoing. The students offer items, extra classes, dinner dates, bike rides and sometime quirky things such as a witty conversation.

The same students can bid for these things. The money collected in the process is used by the society for many social service activities.

While last year the students were able to collect around 1 lakh rupees, this year the amount has gone up to Rs 1.46 lakh.

"This year we will use the money for rural awareness programmes and counselling sessions for government school students, a water conservation project, AIDS awareness and an environment awareness trip," said Chetan Gadia, president of Vihaan.