Paying tribute to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is all set to release new Rs 100 coin with an image of him imprinted on one side of the coin.
As per the official statement, the special coin will weight 35 grams. The coin will also bear the birth year and death year of the former prime minister which is 1924 and 2018 in both Devnagari as well in English.
On the other side of the coin, it will have a portrait of the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below along with the word ‘Bharat’ in the Devnagari script on the left periphery and ‘India’ in English on the right periphery.
This is not the only step taken in honour of former prime minister of India. Earlier, four Himalayan peaks have been named after him and Chhattisgarh’s Naya Raipur has also been renamed to ‘Atal Nagar’.
Recently, the Uttarakhand government has decided to rename the Dehradun airport after him. Even, Lucknow’s popular Hazratganj Chauraha will be now ‘Atal Chowk’.