The government will be auctioning about 1,900 gifts got by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the funds raised will be used for the project to clean river Ganga, according to a statement. The items that would be auctioned covering paintings, sculptures, shawls, pagris, jackets and traditional musical instruments from across the country.
“The physical auction will be organized 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 as from January 29-30, 2019 for remaining items left after the physical auction,” the statement said.
The items are presently on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art, which comes under the Ministry of Culture.