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Offline Bimat

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New Petition: Include a Woman on ₹100 Banknotes
« on: April 26, 2016, 05:58:11 AM »
Since it's happening in many countries, why not India? ;D


Request you to put the image of an Indian woman on the Indian 100-rupee currency note.

"Women hold up half the sky."

They have been contributors in every field, playing leading, formative roles in many walks of life. They have been equal participants, contributors, leaders and organisers of the struggle for Indian Independence at the grassroots.

Yet we do not see enough mention of women in our history books or in the public sphere. This is because in our imagination, they have largely been relegated to the home to do “women’s work” (like childcare, cooking). Their work has either not been valued at all, or has been consistently invisible.

If we want to change things for Indian women, there may be no single magical solution. But perhaps to highlight the work of Indian women, past and present, in contributing to Indian society would be a beginning? We would like to hold their lives up as role models for our current and future generations to look up to.

And what better way to achieve this, than to put these faces on a common everyday object, like a currency note? As this also happens to be a token of economic power, it has a symbolic purpose too.

This petition is therefore to the Government of India and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to include a woman on the Rs 100 currency note.

In the attached post, possible candidates for consideration are listed. Finally, it is the decision of the Government & RBI.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

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Re: New Petition: Include a Woman on ₹100 Banknotes
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2016, 06:53:30 AM »
Interesting list ... quite a few more names can be added. The question is unless we choose a majority of names, it may end up into controversy.
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Re: New Petition: Include a Woman on ₹100 Banknotes
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 07:00:37 AM »
Putting human beings on circulation coins or currency notes is a nauseating idea.
Only exceptions should be Monarchs in countries which have monarchy.