Prime Minister Narendra ModiÂ launched the commemorative Rs 100 coin in honour of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Parliament House on Monday, a day before the latterâ€™s birth anniversary.Â Also present during the occasion were Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief AmitÂ Shah, Union MinisterÂ Mahesh Sharma, Finance Minister ArunÂ Jaitley, Lok SabhaÂ Speaker SumitraÂ Mahajan and senior BJP leader LK Advani. The coinÂ weighs 35 gram and has the portrait of the former prime minister with hisÂ name inscribed in the Devanagari script as well as English on one side. The bottom of the image on the coin has the birth and death year ---1924-2018 â€“ of Atal Bihari Vajpayee inscribed on it.Â
On the other side of the coin, it has a portrait of the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with â€˜Satyameva Jayateâ€™ inscribed below along with the word â€˜Bharatâ€™ in the Devnagari script on the left periphery and â€˜Indiaâ€™ in English on the right periphery.
First look of 100-rupee coin released today, in the memory of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee.â€” News Nation (@NewsNationTV) December 24, 2018
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As per reports, a government statement read, â€œThe inscription â€˜à¤…à¤Ÿà¤² à¤¬à¤¿à¤¹à¤¾à¤°à¥€ à¤µà¤¾à¤œà¤ªà¥‡à¤¯à¥€â€™ in Devanagri script and â€˜Atal Bihari Vajpayeeâ€™ in English shall be written on the top left periphery and top right periphery of the coin. The year â€˜1924â€™ and â€˜2018â€™ in international numeral shall be flanked at the bottom of the portraitâ€™â€™.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on August 16 this year at the age of 93. He was the prime minister of India for 13 days in 1996, 13 months in 1998 and for complete five years in 1999.
The party which Atal Ji built has become among the largest political parties. Generations of Karyakartas were fortunate to be mentored by him.â€” PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 24, 2018
As a speaker, he was unparalleled.
He is among the best orators our nation has produced: PM @narendramodi
This is not the only step taken in honour of the former prime minister of India. Earlier, four Himalayan peaks were named after him andÂ Chhattisgarhâ€™s Naya Raipur was also been renamed to â€˜Atal Nagarâ€™.
Recently, the Uttarakhand government decided to rename the Dehradun airport after him. Even, Lucknowâ€™s popular Hazratganj Chauraha would now be called â€˜Atal Chowkâ€™.