The government will auction some 1,900 gift items received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his various trips. The Government will use the funds raised in the auction for the Namami Gange project to clean river Ganga.
The gift items include paintings and sketches of PM Modi sculptures, shawls, pagris, jackets and traditional musical instruments from across the country.
“The physical auction will be conducted on January 27 and 28, 2019 at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi from 12.00 pm onwards. The e-auction will take place subsequently from January 29-30, 2019 for remaining items left after physical auction,” the statement said.
The items are currently on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art, which comes under the Ministry of Culture.