On the eve of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary, PM Narendra Modi released a Rs 100 commemorative coin
PM Narendra Modi released the commemorative Rs 100 coin in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 24th December 2018. The coin was released just a day before Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary.
Vajpayee’s long-time associate and BJP veteran L K Advani, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and BJP president Amit Shah were also present at the event here.
The late prime minister never compromised on the ideology of the party, Modi said. He said, the party, which “Atalji built brick by brick” has become among the largest political parties. PM Modi said, “The mind is not ready to believe that Atal Ji is no longer with us. Prime Minister Modi said, Vajpayee, as a speaker was unparalleled. “When he spoke, the nation spoke… when he spoke the nation listened,” he said.
The coin’s price Rs 100 is also inscribed beneath the national emblem
The commemorative coin features the Emblem of India on the front face. The words Satyamev Jayate are inscribed below the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in Devanagari script. Also inscribed on the coin are the words ‘Bharat’ in Devanagari and ‘India’ in Roman script.
The reverse side of the coin features a portrait of Vajpayee and his name inscribed in both Devanagari and Roman. The years 1924 and 2018 are inscribed beneath Vajpayee’s portrait to mark the year of his birth and death respectively.
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