Athlete Neeraj Chopra clinching the first gold for India in the Olympics is indeed an iconic moment for the country. And now the javelin used by the gold-medalist hit the news leaving many in awe. Neeraj Chopra’s javelin with his autograph received a bid of Rs 1.5 crore during the third round of e-auction being held from September 17 to October 7.
It had a base price of ₹1,00,00,000 (1 crore or 10 million) and currently stands at ₹1,00,50,000, according to the website. The javelin has received two bids so far as per the PM Mementos website. The javelin received the highest bid of ₹10 crores on an opening day (October 4), but it was later canceled on the suspicion that it could be a fake bid.
While the proceeds of the e-auction will go to the Namami Gange Mission, prestigious gifts and mementos presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, noted paintings, sculptures, shawls, jackets, and traditional musical instruments have been receiving most bids.
The highlight items of this round of e-auction included the sports memorabilia of the medal-winning Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games; models of Ayodhya Ram Mandir; Varanasi`s Rudraksha auditorium and many other precious and interesting collectibles.