The government will issue a commemorative Rs 75 coin to mark the inauguration of new Parliament Building on May 28 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per a gazette notification by Department of Economic Affairs under the finance ministry, the weight of this coin could be 34.65- 35.35 gram.
One side of the coin will bear the image of Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre flanked by the word ’Bharat’ in Devnagri script and ’INDIA’ in English, it said. Rupee symbol and denominational value ’75’ in international numeral will also be inscribed below the Lion Capitol.
The other side of the coin shall bear the image of Parliament Complex, and the year ’2023’ in international numeral below the image. As per the ministry, the coin will be circular in shape with a 44 millimeters diameter. It will have 200 serrations along the edges.
The coin will be made of a quaternary alloy, with 50 per cent silver, 40 per cent copper, 5 per cent nickel, and 5 per cent zinc. The standard weight of the coin will be 35 grams. One side of the coin will have the Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with the legend Satyamev Jayate in Devnagari inscribed below.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday hit out at the opposition parties for boycotting the new Parliament building launch on May 28, saying that there should be a “limit to doing politics” and that the inauguration should “not be made a subject of controversy.”
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“Some people are trying to create controversy. But I believe that there should be a limit to indulging in politics. At least on such occasions, the entire country should come together and celebrate this festival,” S Jaishankar said.