Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a special series of coins on Monday. These new coins launched by the PM are friendly for visually impaired people.
Special Coins Launched By PM Modi
The coins of Re 1, Rs 2, 5, 10, and 20 denominations will have a design of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav(AKAM). These coins will be non-commemorative and will be a part of general circulation. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was also a part of the event where these new coins were launched.
“These new series of coins will remind people of the goal of amrit kal and motivate people to work towards the development of the country,” PM Modi said while addressing the ‘Iconic Week Celebrations’ of theMinistry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The event was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
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These newly launched coins will be distributed via selected branches by HDFC and Axis bank. Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by the central government celebrates 75 years of Independence.PM Modi further said, “The country has borne the brunt of government-centric governance in the past. But today, 21st century India is moving ahead with the approach of people-centric governance,”.
Jan Samarth Portal Launched
PM Modi also launched a ‘Jan Samarth Portal’ during the event. It is a credit-linked portal of twelve government schemes. As per Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, all the schemes will be displayed on the portal.“This portal is going to make it easy so that citizens does not have to ask the same questions every time to avail himself a government programme”, she added.