P. Chidambaram Releases a Commemorative Coin of Rs. 20

P. Chidambaram Releases a Commemorative Coin of Rs. 20 and a circulation coin of Rs.5 to mark the culmination of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

The Union Finance Minister P.Chidambaram released a Commemorative Coin of Rs. 20 20 Rupees Coin_Indiaand a circulation coin of Rs.5 to mark the culmination of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad at a function held here today. Shri K. Rehman, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Wazahatt Habibullah, Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, Dr Arvind Mayaram, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Members of Parliament and other senior officers of the Ministry of Finance were present on the occasion among others..

This year marks culmination of 125th Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Maulana Azad was one of India’s most prominent freedom fighters, who espoused the cause of an undivided India. He opposed the ‘two nation theory’ of Muslim League and was a leading proponent of Hindu-Muslim unity. He was India’s first Minister of Education. He was posthumously awarded country’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna in 1992.

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