Auction of PM Modi’s gifts, Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra’s spear got the highest bid

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  • Auction of gifts received by PM Modi
  • Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra’s spear hit the highest bid
  • Lovlina Borgohain’s boxing gloves cost Rs 91 lakh

New Delhi
Gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were e-auctioned on Thursday. Sardar Patel’s statue received the highest (140) bids in the auction, while Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra’s spear saw the highest bid (Rs 1.5 crore). The Ministry of Culture gave this information. The highest bid items included a wooden Ganesh idol for which 117 bids were received. Similarly, a memento of Pune Metro line received 104 bids while a memento of Vijay Mashal received 98 bids.

Neeraj Chopra’s spear has the highest bid
The sword signed by Bhavani Devi got the highest bid of Rs 1.25 crore after Chopra’s gold-winning javelin. At the same time, Sumit Antil’s javelin received a bid of Rs 1.002 crore, an autographed angavastra by the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic contingent received a bid of Rs 1 crore and Lovlina Borgohain’s boxing glove Rs 91 lakh.

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Strong performance in Paralympics and Olympics this time
In this auction of gifts received by PM Modi, 1348 souvenirs were kept, which got 8600 bids. An angavastra signed by Paralympic players has cost Rs 1 crore while boxing gloves of Lovlina Borgohain cost Rs 91 lakh. Indian players had a strong performance this time in both the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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After coming back to India, the Prime Minister had also met all those in which the players had given him gifts. All these gifts were also put up for auction. Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal in Javelin Throw in the Olympics, got the most expensive bid of 1.5 crores. Apart from this, the bid of Bhavani Devi’s autographed fence fetched Rs 1.25 crore. Sumit Antil’s Javelin got a bid of Rs 1.2 crore.

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