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 bidders.
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