The fourth annual souvenir auction presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended on Wednesday. A badminton racket signed by Thomas Cup winner K. Srikanth received the highest bid this year — ₹51 lakh — according to the auction site
The auction started on October 2.
The description for the badminton racket on the auction website reads: “Black racket with white handles with the words thank you for your support written with a sign preserved in a black velvet shoulder bag.” The default bid is ₹5 hundred thousand.
Sports equipment and equipment of medal-winning Olympic and Paralympic athletes and a replica of Wat Ram in Ayothaya is among the other items. At this year’s auction
This was followed by a t-shirt signed by Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games gold medalist Manish Narwal, the most expensive item to fall under the hammer. “It’s a white and blue shirt with the Indian Paralympic Committee logo along with the Indian flag. The middle portion of the t-shirt features Manish Narwal’s signature with the words MANISH NARWAL and SHOOTER in capital letters,” the website states. Start bidding at ₹10 hundred thousand closed at ₹50,25,000.
A signed t-shirt from Sudhir supreme powers Sudhir, Manpreet Kaur and Parmjeet Kaur received the third highest bid. Open for auction at ₹5 hundred thousand and sold at ₹50,20,000.
“Autographed T-shirts presented by Para-powerlifter Sudhir won gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The t-shirt also features the signatures of Para powerlifters Manpreet Kaur and Parmjeet Kumar, who received bronze at the Pyeongtaek 2022 Asia Oceania Open Championships,” the description states.
Autographed boxing gloves of Commonwealth Games gold medalist Nikhat Zareen and IBA winners Manisha Moun and Parveen Hooda. ₹50 lakh — the auction starts at ₹5 hundred thousand.
A replica of the Kashi Vishwanath temple presented to PM Modi by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the inauguration of Kashi Vishwanath Dham was also sold at ₹50 hundred thousand. Bidding starts at ₹16,200.
“It is a wood laser cut model that clearly shows the renovated outline of the shrine with intricate decorations. The main entrance, mandapa and garbha griha are richly carved along with the architecture. Refurbished, small parivar devatas temples such as Kala Bhairava, Kartikeya, Avimukteshwara, Vishnu, Ganesh, Shani, Shiva and Parvati have been intricately carved. This model gives a realistic perception of the sacred abode of Lord Shiva. and evokes a feeling of peace and tranquility,” the description reads.
lowest starting bid, ₹100 years old to depict Lord Ganesha coming from Shree Vinayaka Devaru Temple in Karnataka.
Last year, Pike won the Olympic gold medal by Neerach Chopra. ₹1.5 crore total over ₹Collect 16 tens of millions for over 1,300 items at auction.
Annual auction proceeds will go to the government’s ‘Namami Gange’ Project, an integrated conservation and restoration program initiated in June 2014 to ensure effective pollution reduction and conservation of the Ganges using Comprehensive Basin Approach