The exhibition-cum-e-auctioning of mementos received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi drew to a close on Friday. The highest base price of 2.5 lakh rupees was reserved for an acrylic painting with a tri-colour background of the Prime Minister and Mahatma Gandhi, has received a final bid of 25 lakh rupees. The proceeds from the e-auction will be donated towards funding the Namami Gange Mission.
The Union Culture Ministry organized the e-auction from September 14th to sell 2,772 mementoes gifted to the Prime Minister. The items were kept on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in New Delhi and included memorabilia, paintings, sculptures, shawls, jackets and traditional musical instruments. As of today, all items on auction stand sold-out.
The proceeds from the e-auction will be donated towards funding the Namami Gange Mission. The e-auction was supposed to be held till October 3. However, a decision was taken to extend the process for another three weeks. As of today, all items on auction stand sold-out.