The Hush Post|13:00 pm|1-min-read
The government is to set to introduce a new 100-rupee coin. It will have the image of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee which will be launched soon. The coin will weigh 135 grams.
On one side of the coin, there will be a portrait of Atal Bihari Vajpayee with his name engraved in the Devanagari script as well as English. The years 1924 (year of birth) and 2018 (year of death) will be carved at the bottom of his picture.
The other side of the coin will bear the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with “Satyameva Jayate” inscribed below in the Devanagari script. The left edge will have ‘Bharat’ inscribed in Devanagari while the right side will have ‘India’ inscribed in English. Below the Lion Capitol will be the rupee symbol and the denominational value of 100.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on August 16 this year at the age of 93. He served as the prime minister of the country for 13 days in 1996, 13 months in 1998 and for five years from 1999.
The Uttarakhand government has already decided to rename the Dehradun airport after the former prime minister while Lucknow’s ‘Hazratganj Chauraha’ will be renamed after him as ‘Atal Chowk’.