Neeraj Chopra: Who spent 1.5 crores to buy Neeraj Chopra's spear? You will be surprised to know the name
Newz Fast, New Delhi: Neeraj gave this spear to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a gift. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has bought Neeraj Chopra's spear. This information was given by a BCCI official.
Star athlete Neeraj Chopra gave India a historic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. His spear was e-auctioned. Rs 1.5 crore was spent to buy it.
Now it is known who bought Neeraj's spear in the auction. Neeraj had given this spear to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a gift. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has bought Neeraj Chopra's spear. This information was given by a BCCI official.
BCCI bought Neeraj's spear
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi's collection of mementos was e-auctioned last year, Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra's spear was bought by the BCCI for Rs 1.5 crore.
Giving this information on Friday, a BCCI official said that the board had bid on it. Chopra met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence after returning from the Tokyo Olympics.
During this, Neeraj gave him his spear as a gift. Many things including this spear were e-auctioned. The money received from this will go to the 'Namami Gange' project.
51 crores were donated during the pandemic
A BCCI official said, 'The board had bid on Neeraj Chopra's spear. Apart from this, bidding was done on some other things. 'Namami Gange' is a noble cause.
The office bearers of the board felt that being one of the leading sports organizations of the country, it is our duty towards the country. The auction was held in September-October 2021. The BCCI donated Rs 51 crore to the PM Cares Fund even during the Kovid-19 epidemic.
Bhavani Devi's sword sold for 1.25 crores
Apart from Neeraj Chopra's spear, the BCCI also bought a garment with the signature of the Indian Paralympic contingent. For this the board spent one crore rupees. Chopra's spear sold the most expensive in the e-auction, while Bhavani Devi's sword sold for Rs 1.25 crore.
Paralympic champion Sumit Antil's spear was sold for one crore 20 thousand rupees. Boxing gloves of Lovlina Borgohain, who won bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics, sold for Rs 91 lakh.