United Kingdom pondering on producing a coin as part of the commemoration of India’s independence hero Mahatma Gandhi.
The foregoing will be done amid growing interest in recognising the contributions of people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
Finance Minister for United Kingdom Rishi Sunak in a letter requested the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) to pursue recognition of individuals from those communities, the UK Treasury underlined in an emailed statement late on Saturday.
“RMAC is currently considering a coin to commemorate Gandhi”, the Treasury said.
India’s hero Gandhi who was born in 1869. During his time, he advocated for non-violence throughout his life and played a key role in India’s struggle for independence. His birthday, October 2, is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence.
He was often referred to as India’s “father of the nation” but was sadly assassinated by a Hindu radical on January 30, 1948, just a few months after he led India to freedom from British rule.