PM Narendra released a commemorative coin of Rs 100 at a virtual ceremony as part of Vijaya Raje Scindia’s birth centenary celebrations. The special coin, minted by the Ministry of Finance, is being released in celebration of her birth centenary.
Vijaya Raje Scindia was a Jana Sangh leader and one of the founding members of the BJP. “The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi releases a commemorative coin of Rs 100 in honour of Smt Vijaya Raje Scindia on 12th October 2020 through a virtual ceremony. Smt Vijaya Raje Scindia is popularly known as the Rajmata of Gwalior.”
“Family members of Smt. Scindia along with other dignitaries also joined the ceremony from different locations all over the country through a virtual platform,” the release further stated.
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.