Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a commemorative Rs 150 coins on the special occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on Wednesday.
PM Modi had launched the commemorative coin in Ahmedabad, Gujarat when he had arrived Sabarmati Riverfront for the ‘Swachh Bharat Diwas’ programme in the state.
Besides PM Modi, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also marked his presence at the event.
PM Modi had left a message on the visitor’s book at Sabarmati Ashram which added, “I’m satisfied that on the occasion of #GandhiAt150, we’re witnessing the fulfilment of his dream of ‘Swachh Bharat’. I feel lucky that on this occasion when India has successfully stopped open defecation.”
Previously, in the month of January, PM Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 350 in a bid to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the ten preachers of the Sikh religion.
It was only last year that PM Modi released a commemorative Rs 100 coin in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.