The United Kingdom is considering a special initiative to recognize Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution. According to the British news agency Reuters, India is considering issuing a coin in memory of the great hero of the freedom struggle.
In a letter to Britain’s Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RAMC), British Finance Minister Sage Craze requested recognition of contributions from individuals from Black, Asian and other minority communities, Reuters reported. “The RamC is now considering a coin in memory of Gandhi,” the UK Treasury said in an email statement on Saturday.
Gandhi’s birthday, 2 October, is now celebrated as International Nonviolence Day all over the world.
Gandhi, popularly known as the “Father of the Nation”, was shot dead by a militant Hindutva on 30 January 1948, months after the country was liberated from British rule.