In the midst of growing tension and interest in recognising minorities across the globe, the United Kingdom is looking forward to have a coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi.
British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is reported to have asked the Royal Mint Advisory Committee to take steps to recognise Black, Asian and other minority individuals.
The UK treasury said that Royal Mint Advisory Committee was at present considering a coin to commemorate Gandhiji. In a letter to Royal Mint Advisory Committee, Sunak said that the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community have made “a profound contribution” and that the committee should consider recognizing it on the coinage.
The Royal Mint Advisory Committee is an independent committee consisting of experts who recommend themes and designs for coins.
Mahatma Gandhi was born in 1869 and he advocated non-violence throughout his life. His birthday, October 2, is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence.