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3RD EDITION OF E-AUCTION OF PRESTIGIOUS GIFTS PRESENTED TO PM MODI

3RD EDITION OF E-AUCTION OF PRESTIGIOUS GIFTS PRESENTED TO PM MODI

Context:

The 3rd edition of the e-auction of prestigious and memorable gifts presented to Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi is being conducted from 17th September to 7th October 2021. It is being done through the web portal https://pmmementos.gov.in. Narendra Modi is the 1st ever Prime Minister of India, who has decided to auction all the gifts he receives for a noble cause of conserving the lifeline of the country- the river Ganges through “NamamiGange”.

About the Mementoes:

  • The mementoes include sports gear and equipment gifted to the Prime Minister by winners of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
  • Other artefacts include replicas of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Chardham, Rudraksh Convention Centre, models, sculptures, paintings, angavastras among others.
  • Proceeds from the e-Auction will go to the NamamiGange Mission aimed at conserving and rejuvenating Ganga.

Namami Gange Programme:

  • It is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government in June 2014 with a budget outlay of Rs.20,000 Crore to achieve the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.

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