PM Modi Releases New Coins, Designed To Help Those Visually Impaired
Rs.1, Rs.2, Rs.5, Rs.10 and Rs.20 are the various denominations of coins released as part of the new series.
PM Modi released the new series of visually impaired friendly circulation coins, in New Delhi. Rs.1, Rs.2, Rs.5, Rs.10 and Rs.20 are the various denominations of coins released as part of the new series.
The coins were released at a function, where visually impaired children were specially invited. The PM expressed happiness in hosting them and thanked them for giving him an opportunity to interact with them.
Releasing the new series, Prime Minister said that the Union Government is guided by the vision of reaching the last mile and the last person. He said the new series of coins have been designed and released keeping that vision in mind.
He also expressed that the new circulation coins with various differentiating features, will greatly aid the visually impaired. “The new series of coins will facilitate the visually impaired, and will instil them with confidence”, said Modi.
Furthermore PM mentioned about the various initiatives taken by the Union Government for the welfare of the Divyang community. He said that there is a sensitivity with the Union Government to make every initiative Divyang friendly.
National Institute of Design designed the coins and Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited helped in printing under the guidance of Ministry of Finance.
During the interaction with PM, the children thanked the Prime Minister for introducing the new series of coins. They added that these coins will greatly ease their daily routine.
Various new features have been incorporated in the new series of circulation coins to make it more easy for the visually impaired to use them.
The coins are characterized by the increasing size and weight from lower to higher denominations. The newly included coin of Rs.20, will be a 12 sided coin with no serrations. The rest of the denominations would be of round shape.
Union Minister for Finance, Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Finance, Pon Radhakrishnan were also present at the event.
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