Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra’s javelin fetched highest bid of Rs 1.5 crore at the third round of e-auction of prestigious gifts and mementos presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The maximum number of bids were received for the sculpture of Sardar Patel (140), while the highest bid value was for Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra’s javelin (Rs 1.5 crore), the culture ministry said.
Among the items that received the most bids was a wooden Ganesha with 117 bids, a memento of the Pune metro line which got 104 bids and a memento of Victory flame which received 98 bids.
Following close on the heels of Chopra’s gold winning javelin, which received the highest bid in terms of value, were the autographed fence of Bhavani Devi (Rs 1.25 cr), Sumit Antil’s javelin (Rs 1.002 cr), Angavastra autographed by the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic contingent (Rs 1 cr) and Lovlina Borgohain’s boxing gloves (Rs 91 lakh).
The highlight items of this round of e-auctions included the sports memorabilia of the medal winning Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games; models of Ayodhya Ram mandir; Varanasi’s Rudraksh auditorium and many other precious and interesting collectibles.