[Reader-list] Auction of Gujarat CM’s treasure house generates Rs 1.25 crore
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Thu Mar 18 15:40:02 IST 2010
The public auctioning of gift articles from the collection of Chief
Minister Narendra Modi’s treasure house generated Rs 1.25 crore,
sources in district administration said today.
The proceedings of public auction, held from March 2 to 5, would be
spent on girls’ education in the state, they said.
As many as 1,173 gift articles from Shri Narendra Modi’s treasure
house were auctioned during the exhibition cum auction held at
Vivekananda Art gallery here. 87 silver articles, 109 shields mementos
and 185 art pieces were among other gifts that caught fancy of
People from all walks of life, ranging from ordinary citizens to
various associations and organisations, took part in the auction
conducted by the district administration.
Chief Minister deposits the gifts and mementos awarded to him, as a
mark of respect and affection by citizens in various public functions
held across the state, to the treasure house. The gift articles are
then auctioned the proceeds of which are spent on girl child education
in the state.
Source: Economic Times
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