The recent exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Arts showcased a wide range of gifts and mementos presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during various programs and events across India. This exhibition was open to the public and began on Monday, displaying items that will be put up for e-auction to support the Namami Gange initiative.
PM Modi himself shared pictures from the exhibition on his official social media handle, expressing how these items are a “testament to the rich culture, tradition, and artistic heritage of India”.
The auction website PM Mementos has listed a painting of the Banaras Ghat as the highest-priced item, having been sold at Rs 64,80,000. Other mementos, including 900 paintings, indigenous handicrafts, intricate sculptures, and enchanting folk, range from Rs 100 to over Rs 64 lakh. These unique items will all be auctioned this year, and 150 of them are already on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art in the national capital. The rest of the items are available on the official website of PM Mementos- pmmementos.gov.in.
Union Minister of State for Culture Meenakashi Lekhi held a press conference on the auction and urged everyone to participate and contribute towards the Namami Gange project. "Auction of mementos & gifts presented to PM on various occasions is live now. Request everyone to participate in the e-auction and contribute towards Namami Gange project," she posted on X.
This e-auction is a great opportunity to own a piece of India's rich cultural and artistic heritage while also helping towards a noble cause. Whether you're an art collector or just someone who wants to support a good cause, you can participate in this e-auction and be a part of something truly special.