PM releases commemorative coin in honour of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
PM Modi on 24th December 2018, a day before Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary released a commemorative coin worth Rs 100 in honour of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The front side of the coin features the Emblem of India and words Satyamev Jayate are inscribed below the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in Devanagari script. The coin’s value Rs 100 is inscribed below the national emblem. The words ‘Bharat’ in Devanagari and ‘India’ in Roman script are also inscribed on the front side.
The reverse side of the coin features a portrait of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his name is inscribed in both Devanagari and Roman scripts. The years 1924 and 2018 are inscribed below Vajpayee’s portrait to mark the year of his birth and death respectively.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister of India for a term of 13 days in 1996, then for a period of 13 months from 1998 to 1999, and finally, for a full term from 1999 to 2004.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born to Krishna Devi and Krishna Bihari Vajpayee on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior. He passed away on 16 August 2018 due to age-related illness. His birth anniversary is celebrated as Good Governance Day.