Special coin of Rs 75 to mark the opening of the new Parliament building by PM Modi
A special 75-rupee coin will be issued to commemorate the inauguration of the new parliament building, the finance ministry announced on Thursday. The commemorative coin will serve as a tribute to India celebrating 75 years of independence and will be unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
One side of the coin will feature the Lion Capital of the Ashoka Pillar, with the words “Satyamev Jayate” below. The word “Bharat” will be written in Devanagari script on the left side, and the word “India” in English on the right.
The coin will also have the rupee symbol and face value of 75 in international numerals written under the Lion Capital. The reverse of the medal will show an image of the parliamentary complex. The words “Sansad Sankul” will be written in Devanagari script on the upper periphery and “Parliament Complex” in English on the lower periphery.
The coin will be circular in shape with a diameter of 44 millimeters and will have 200 serrations on its edges. The 35-gram coin will be made from a four-part alloy, which includes 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% nickel and 5% zinc.
The new parliament building will be inaugurated on Sunday by Prime Minister Modi. While no less than 25 parties are expected at the ceremony, at least 20 opposition parties have decided to boycott the event.
Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Left, Trinamool Party and Samajwadi Party among others have announced that they will boycott the inauguration as they see no value in a new building when “the soul of democracy has been sucked up”.
Opposition parties have expressed their disapproval of Prime Minister Modi’s decision to inaugurate the new parliament building, in place of President Draupadi Murmu.
Launching a virulent counterattack against the opposition, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) called the decision to boycott the inauguration a “flagrant affront to the democratic ethos and constitutional values of our great nation. “.