PM auctions gifts: Javelin, boxing gloves from Neeraj, Lovlina get highest bids

Published on Sep 18, 2021 08:39 AM IST
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On the occasion of PM Modi’s birthday, the government auctioned gifts and mementos received by the Prime Minister. Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain’s boxing gloves received the highest bid at the e-auction. Borgohain’s gloves with a base price of Rs. 80 lakh, received a bid of Rs. 1.92 crore. Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra’s javelin got a bid of Rs. 1.5 crore. Chopra’s javelin had a base price of Rs. 1 crore at the auction organised by the culture ministry. The proceeds of the auction will go to the Namami Gange mission. Other items at the auction included paralympian Avani Lekhara’s t-shirt. The racquet that PV Sindhu used in her bronze medal-winning olympic match was also a part of the auction. In 2019, the government had auctioned more than 4,000 gifts received by the prime minister. Proceeds of the previous auction also went to the Namami Gange programme.

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