Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release a commemorative coin of ₹100 in honour of Vijaya Raje Scindia today through a virtual ceremony. Vijaya Raje Scindia is popularly known as the Rajmata of Gwalior. The coin is being released in celebration of birth centenary of Vijaya Raje Scindia.
“Tomorrow, 12th October is the Jayanti of Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia. On this special day, commemorative coin of ₹100 would be released at 11 AM. This is a part of her birth centenary celebrations and is yet another occasion to pay tributes to her great personality,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet.
Family members of Rajmata Scindia along with other dignitaries will also join the ceremony from different locations all over the country through virtual platform.
The special commemorative coin was minted by the Finance Ministry as a part of these celebrations.
She was a Jana Sangh leader and one of the founding members of the BJP.
Coming from a royal family, Scindia was one of the major faces of the saffron party and vocal proponent of its core Hindutva issues.
She was born on October 12, 1919. Her daughter Vasundhara Raje and grandson Jyotiraditya Scindia are senior BJP leaders.