The money that would come from the auction will be used for conserving and rejuvenating the River Ganga
In an interesting move, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged fellow countrymen to participate in the auction of several gifts and mementos that he had previously received.
The money that would come from the auction, the Indian premier said, will be spent on the "Namami Gange" initiative, repots the PTI.
The Namami Gange Programme is an integrated conservation mission, approved as a 'Flagship Programme' by the Union Government in June 2014, aiming at conserving and rejuvenating the River Ganga.
It is also meant to stop pollution of the national river of India.
Sports equipment and gears of India's Olympics and Paralympics stars, including badminton rackets of Krishna Nagar and S L Yathiraj, Neeraj Chopra's javelin and gloves of Lovlina Borgohain, are among the mementos that are drawing the maximum bids in an e-auction by the Culture Ministry.
"Over time, I have received several gifts and mementos which are being auctioned. This includes the special mementos given by our Olympics heroes. Do take part in the auction," PM Modi tweeted on Sunday.
The proceeds would go to the "Namami Gange" initiative, he concluded.