The e-auction of souvenirs given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was held to coincide with his birthday, drew a huge response, with bids of over Rs 10-crore being placed on the first day, with 19 days remaining.
The objects that drew the highest bids were those that Olympic champions had just given to the Prime Minister. The highest bid for the Olympic bronze-winning gloves of women pugilist Lovlina Borgohain was worth Rs 1.92 crore as of Friday evening, against a base price of Rs 80 lakh.
Next highest bidder for Neeraj Chopra’s Javelin
The next highest bidder was for Neeraj Chopra’s gold-medal-winning javelin, which received Rs 1.55 crore against a base price of Rs 1 crore.
With a base price of Rs 1 crore, Paralympic gold medalist and world record holder Sumit Antil’s javelin bid was not far behind Chopra’s, with the highest of the seven bids at Rs 1,00,08,000.
Women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal’s stick the fourth-highest offer
Even though her team finished fourth, the next highest offer was Rs 1,00,00,100 for women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal’s stick, which had a base price of Rs 80 lakh. The auction revenues will benefit the “Namami Gange” project.
The BJP and the PM’s supporters also commemorated the day as “Seva Samarpan,” or 20 years of exemplary governance, which included Modi’s term as Gujarat chief minister.
According to sources, the entire focus is on “Amrut Prayas,” or programs aimed at making the country “self-sufficient.”
States ruled by BJP undertook targeted marketing and welfare programs
J P Nadda, the BJP’s president, initiated a campaign in which trained cadres were enlisted to visit vaccination centers and guarantee that the first dosage of the vaccine was delivered to as many people as possible.
On the Namo app, a virtual exhibition highlighting Prime Minister Modi’s achievements as the country’s leader were exhibited.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and prominent officials from both parties sent wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.