The commemorative Rs 100 coin was released a day before Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin worth Rs 100 in honour of
former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died in August this year. The coin was released a day
before Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary.
Speaking at an event to release the coin in the memory of Vajpayee, PM Modi said, “The mind is not
ready to believe that Atal Ji is no longer with us. He was a stalwart loved and respected across all
sections of society.”
“As a speaker, he was unparalleled. He is among the best orators our nation has produced,” PM Modi also
said. “The party which Atalji built has become among the largest political parties. Generations of
Karyakartas were fortunate to be mentored by him.”
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Culture Mahesh
Sharma, BJP national president Amit Shah and veteran BJP leader and Vajpayee’s contemporary LK Advani
were also present at the event to release a coin in the memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The commemorative coin features the Emblem of India on the front face. The words Satyamev Jayate are
inscribed below the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in Devanagri script. Also inscribed on the coin are
the words ‘Bharat’ in Devanagri and ‘India’ in Roman script.
The coin’s value — Rs 100 — is also inscribed below the national emblem.
The reverse side of the coin features a portrait of Atal Bihari Vajapyee and his name inscribed in both
Devanagari and Roman. The years 1924 and 2018 are inscribed below Vajpayee’s portrait to mark the year
of his birth and death respectively.