I for Humanity
Sh Vipul Goel managed to raise Rs 2.5 crore by auctioning the gifts and mementos received by him during his tenure. The amount will be donated to the Prime Ministers National Relief fund.
The initiative ‘I for Humanity’ was held in Faridabad. Speaking on the occasion, the industries and commerce minister noted that it was his mission to give back to society.
Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda, who was also present at the event, said film stars often auctioned their clothes or gifts for social work, but such an auction by a political leader was a new and inspiring step in itself.
The gift items auctioned by the minister include silver crowns, silver maces, swords, shawls and paintings. The highest bidder was J P Garg of the Knorr Bremse India Private Limited who took away a memento for Rs. 1 crore.
The initiative was attended by more than 300 socialites, industrialists and educationists of Delhi-NCR.