PM Modi appeals to citizens to take part in mementos auction

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon the citizens to take part in the auction of gifts and mementos received by him.

He said that the proceeds would go to the Namami Gange initiative.

In June 2014, Centre had launched the ‘Namami Gange Programme’ with the objective of conservation and rejuvenation of river Ganga and its tributaries.

In a tweet, the PM wrote,”Over time, I have received several gifts and mementos which are being auctioned. This includes the special mementos given by our Olympics heroes. Do take part in the auction. The proceeds would go to the Namami Gange initiative.”

The third edition of e-auction of prestigious and memorable gifts presented to PM which started on September 17, will continue till October 7 through the web portal ‘’.

The mementos include sports gear and equipment gifted to Modi by winners of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Other interesting artefacts include replicas of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Chardham, Rudraksh Convention Centre, models, sculptures, paintings, among others.