Tokyo 2020: Bhavani Devi’s fence, Krishna Nagar’s & Suhas’ racquet gifted to PM Modi receive Rs 10 cr bid in auction – On the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st Birthday, Union Culture Ministry has organised month-long e-auction of gifts received by Modi. Olympian Bhavani Devi’s Fence and Krishna Nagar’s Racquet received a whopping bid of 10 cr in the auction.
The Big Draw during the e-auction of Gifts received by PM Modi — the Javelin Neeraj Chopra presented to PM
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Tokyo 2020: C.A. Bhavani Devi used the same fencing at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She is the first Indian fencer to ever qualify for the Olympics after qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The eight-time national champion had failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics. As of April 2021, she ranks 42nd in the world with 37.0 points. The handle of the fence is red coloured, and on the sabre guard, a signature of Bhavani along with wishes have been signed.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics gold medalist Krishna Nagar autographed Badminton racquet also received Rs 10 crore bid. Nagar used the same racquet to win a gold medal in Tokyo Paralympics 2020. He gifted the racquet to PM Modi. The frame of the racquet is black coloured with a white net along with hints of black in the centre. In the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, Krishna Nagar won a bronze medal in the singles event. In the 2019 BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland Krishna Nagar won the silver medal in the men’s doubles event alongside compatriot Raja Magotra. He also won a bronze in the singles event. In the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, Krishna Nagar won the Gold Medal in men’s singles SH6.
Tokyo 2020: India’s only gold medalist Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra also gifted PM the Javelin that won India the gold. This is the Javelin that gave India its first Gold Medal in Tokyo Olympics on 7 August 2021. The javelin has been signed by Chopra himself, giving his regards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This Javelin will also go under the hammer today. The racket and badminton bag used by PV Sindhu, who won the bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020, was gifted to PM Modi. The base price of the racket and badminton bag is Rs 80 lakh.