Auction of Modi`s gift articles gets good response

The auction of gift articles belonging to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, which began from today, got a good response from bidders, an official said here.

Last Updated: Mar 03, 2010, 00:06 AM IST

Vadodara: The auction of gift articles
belonging to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, which began
from today, got a good response from bidders, an official said
here.

The proceeds from bidding would be spent on girls
education in the state.

Parliamentary secretary to the chief minister Narendra
Modi, Yogesh Patel said," it is good opportunity for the
citizens of central Gujarat to contribute for a noble cause."

City Mayor and MP Balkrishna Shukla said," the proceeds
of biddings would be spent on girls education."

As many as 1173 gift articles from Modi`s treasure house
are being auctioned here to raise fund for girls education.
The auction will continue till March 5.

District Collector Vijay Nehra said that it was for the
first time such auction was taking place in the entire central
Gujarat.

As many as 71 swords, 50 turbans, traditional tribal
bows and arrows, over 200 shawls, crystal mementos, artistic
silver pots, silver idols, the images of Maharana Pratap and
Mahatma Gandhi, wooden articles and paintings will come under
the hammer during the auction.

PTI