Bank notes: RBI considers other noteworthy icons

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  1. Yusuf

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    Members come up with ideas as what can we have on our bank notes. We will add a poll later.

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    MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India is considering suggestions from people across all walks of life to put Indian luminaries other than M K Gandhi on our currency notes. Among the recommendations are Dr B R Ambedkar, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

    As Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi enjoys a privileged place in every sphere of our lives. Cities, colonies, roads, schools, colleges, universities - you name it and he is there, a reminder of the sacrifices he made for our countryand the ingenious way in which he earned India its Independence.

    But if there's one area in which the Mahatma has had a monopoly, it's our currency notes. He has been smiling at us - one section believes that given his ascetic lifestyle, he wouldn't have cared much to be on the notes- from 1987 when he first made his appearance on a Rs 500 note. From 1996, he has been on all the denominations.

    Ironically, before the Mahatma, the Ashoka Pillar used to be the most dominant feature on bank notes. RTI activist Manoranjan Roy tried to find out how and when the Mahatma took pride of place, but he drew a blank, with the RBI telling him that no document recorded the change.

    "The recommendation to print the image of Mahatma Gandhi on the watermark/banknotes was made by the Central Board of RBI in 1993 which was later approved by the Government of India," an RBI spokesperson said.Roy felt that the RBI wasn't doing justice to a country as diverse as India by not showcasing anything else on its currency bills. Dilip Rajgor, a scholar and the author of several books on numismatics, agreed. "India is home to several monuments, dance forms, religions, great scientists. Why are we not considering them on our coins and notes?" he asked.

    In fact, Rajgor rued that the RBI didn't have any numismatist on the board that approved the design of coins and notes. "Some African countries have Mahatma Gandhi's image on their coins; others have the Taj Mahal; Nepal has the Buddha on some coins," he added.

    But RBI's ex-governor Bimal Jalan says printing a particular leader's image is decided by the sentiments of the respective nations or states and India is no exception.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/business/...cons/articleshow/14193872.cms?intenttarget=no
     
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    Not Nehru at all cost... it would always remind us of Kashmir and 1962 blunders!

    No religious signs are needed as well.
     
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    Nethaji SC. Bose and INA flag .
     
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    i would say Indian bank notes should have DALIT ki BETI. iam sure it will stop black money in India as no body will keep the bank note in pockets:taunt::taunt::taunt::taunt:

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    Let's put Mamata Banerjee's picture on every single coin and note and colour the notes green and yellow. :troll:
     
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    Coins were issued with Bose on it, but the INA Flag needs to be on some of our currency notes. Good suggestion.

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    Netaji and Sardar Patel.
     
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    I think the Symbol Rs. is not practical to pen it down, the government should think again about it,if we are not going to write it down and write R s. instead the symbol itself wont be a very popular identity representing the Rupee symbol. Just realised how other popular currency symbols are easy to pen down compared to Rs.
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    ok, icons on Indian currency notes

    bhagat singh
    tipu sultan
    shivaji maharaj
    Amir khan
    Capt bana singh
    capt Vikram batra
    Lft Kahterpal
    Sardar patel
    netaji bose



    and so --on
     
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    Any one except from Gandhis and Nehrus is Ok in my book.


    My personal choice though is Ambedkar to remind ourselves about history which some of us tend to forget for "convenience"
     
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    :shocked: amir khan and Tipu sultan :wat:
     
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    Don't worry both are Indians not Pakistanis. both did lot for India than most of politicians
     
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    @BW one is just an actor while another was a butcher of our own people. Read about Tipu's treatment of Christians
     
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    if you want a modern face then Abdul Kalam. No I am not saying this because he is a Tamil:D
     
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    Agreed. But I would prefer that people who are alive are not considered.
     
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    Even I won't want some one alive for that but was suggesting in place of amir the actor;)

    But if there is some one who deserves atleast a coin for himself in modern India then it is surely Abdul Kalam:thumb:
     
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    k2, maybe ?
     
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    1.To remind the Indian people of how the vast majority of them are gullible simpletons who vote for the same incompetent retards again and again...

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    2. As a tribute to Tamil people

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    3. Technological progress under socialist rule



    P.S What the fvck is it with the sunglasses, what is wrong with these people??
     
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