Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative Rs 150 coins on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary on Wednesday. Modi released the special coins during a special event held in Ahmedabad to mark the sesquicentennial birth anniversary of Gandhi. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was also present during the occasion.
"Whole world is celebrating Bapu's birth anniversary. A few days ago United Nations (UN) released a postal stamp to make this occasion memorable, now commemorative stamps & coins have also been released here," Modi said while addressing a gathering on 20,000 village heads.
The prime minister praised their efforts of the village heads in making India open defecation free. Modi said that he was satisfied as Gandhi's dream of 'Swachh Bharat' (Clean India) was fulfilled on the ocassion of his 150th birth anniversary.
"Today rural India and its villages have declared themselves 'open defecation free'. Sanitation, conservation of environment and animals, all these things were dear to Gandhi ji," he said.