PM Modi releases Rs 100 coin

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released a commemorative coin of Rs 100 denomination to celebrate the birth centenary of Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia today through video conference. He also paid tributes to Rajmata on her birth anniversary.

Referring to Vijayaraje Scindia’s book, the Prime Minister said in the book, he was introduced as a youth leader of Gujarat and today after so many years, he is serving as the ‘Pradhan Sevak’ of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, the PM said that Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia was one of those who led India in the right direction. “She was a decisive leader and a skilled administrator. She witnessed every important phase of Indian politics be it burning of foreign clothes, the Emergency and the Ram Temple movement,” the PM said.

The PM further said, “Rajmata has taught us that for public service, it is not necessary to be born in a particular family. All that is needed is love for the nation and a democratic temperament.”

He recalled a few occasions when Rajmata turned down many positions with humility. He said Atalji and Advani ji once urged her to become the President of the Jana Sangh but she accepted to serve the Jana Sangh as an activist rather.