According to the Ministry of Finance, a one-of-a-kind Rs 75 coin will be issued to commemorate the opening of the new parliament building. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil this special Rs 75 coin on Sunday as a tribute to India’s 75th anniversary of independence.
How Will A Rs 75 Coin Look?
One side of the coin will have the Ashoka Pillar’s Lion Capital, with the inscription “Satyamev Jayate” beneath it. In addition, the word “Bharat” in the Devanagari script will be displayed on the left side, while “India” in English will be displayed on the right.
Furthermore, beneath the Lion Capital, the coin will have the rupee symbol and the numerical value of 75, both in international numerals. The image of the parliament complex will be on the backside. The words “Sansad Sankul” in the Devanagari script will be displayed on the upper periphery. “Parliament Complex” in English will be displayed on the lower periphery.
This circular coin will be 44 millimeters in diameter and will feature 200 serrations around its edges. It will be 35 grams in weight. Also made of a four-part alloy of 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% nickel, and 5% zinc.
The New Parliament Building
Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on Sunday, with roughly 25 political parties scheduled to be present. However, at least 20 opposition parties have decided to boycott the ceremony.
Several prominent parties, including the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Left, Trinamool, and Samajwadi Party, have officially stated their intention to boycott the inauguration. They argue that the new building is meaningless because the “soul of democracy” has been emptied.
Opposition parties have criticized Prime Minister Modi’s plan to inaugurate the new parliament building rather than President Droupadi Murmu. They have expressed their displeasure and worries.
To conclude, the debate over the choice of the inaugurator reflects broader political dynamics and disagreements between the ruling and opposition parties, highlighting contrasting perspectives on the proper representation of democratic principles and the role of various constitutional offices in Indian governance.