Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning released a special Rs 100 coin to honour the legacy of Vijaya Raje Scindia, founder leader of the ruling BJP, on her 100th birth anniversary.
Linking his slogan for a self-reliant India (Atma Nirbhar Bharat) to her legacy, the Prime Minister said: “A secure, safe and prosperous Bharat was Rajmata’s dream. We will realise this dream with a self-reliant India.”
Vijaya Raje Scindia was “a witness to India’s key political events from independence struggle to decades after the country’s independence”, PM Modi said.
“In the last 60 years, Rajmata Scindia was one of the key political figures who showed the direction. She was a decisive leader and an able administrator. From burning of foreign clothes before the independence to Ram Mandir Andolan, her experience had been vast,” he stressed.
“It’s so wonderful that the Ramjanmabhoomi that she struggled for, that dream too has been realised in the year that marks her birth centenary,” PM Modi said at a virtual ceremony held to release a commemorative coin.
Inputs included from NDTV