Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra’s javelin bagged the highest bid of Rs 1.5 crore in the third round of e-auction of coveted gifts and mementos presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A total of 1,348 souvenirs were put up for the third round of e-auction. The medal winners were the sports memorabilia of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games athletes and the model Rudraksh auditorium of Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Varanasi.
Over 8,600 bids were received for the listed items, including a decorative mace, a replica of the Statue of Unity, a spinning wheel and a bell that received the highest bid in terms of bid price compared to the base price.
Sardar Patel statue on 140 bids, a wooden Ganesh on 117 bids, a memento of Pune Metro line on 104 bids, and a memento of Vijay Jyoti on 98 bids.
Toppers in the e-auction in terms of highest bid price were Neeraj Chopra’s spear, which was worth Rs 1.5 crore, an autographed fence of Bhavani Devi, which fetched Rs 1.25 crore, Sumit Antil’s spear (Rs 1.002 crore), a There was clothing. Signed by Tokyo 2020 Paralympic contingent (Rs 1 crore), and boxing gloves (Rs 91 lakh) of Lovlina Borgohain.
The e-auction was conducted from 17 September to 7 October 2021 through the web portal www.pmmementos.gov.in. The auction proceeds will go to the Namami Gange Mission which aims to conserve and rejuvenate river Ganga.