New Delhi: How many fans are dreaming to touch the badminton racquet that won India a medal at the Olympics? How about getting to keep that racquet with you forever? Yes, you read that right! Prime Minister Narendra Modi is providing this rare opportunity to all the countrymen to bag the mementos which hold a special place for the nation. One such memento belongs to India’s ace shuttler PV Sindhu who bagged a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
PV Sindhu created history at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She not only became the first shuttler in badminton history to win two medals for India, but also the first woman athlete to do so in individual games. She had earlier won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Despite losing the semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics, she bagged a bronze medal this year.
Sindhu’s badminton racquet is up for grabs in the e-auction of gifts presented by Olympians and Paralympians to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The e-auction, which can be accessed on Pmmementos.gov.in, has around 1,330 mementos for the taking.
Importantly, the proceeds from the auction will be spent on namami gange project, a programme initiated for the conservation and rejuvenation of the country’s life-giving river Ganga.
The e-auction which began on September 17 will continue till October 7.