Auction of Modi`s gift articles gets good response
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 00:06
  
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


First Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 00:06


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