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New Coin Commemorating MGR?
« on: January 06, 2017, 12:16:07 PM »
Tamil Nadu urges Centre to issue memorial coin, postal stamp on MGR

“The Government of India honoured Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR with the highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, for his unparallelled public service,” he said.

CHENNAI:  JANUARY 06, 2017 13:00 IST
UPDATED: JANUARY 06, 2017 14:01 IST

The Tamil Nadu government has urged the Centre to issue a commemorative coin and a special postal stamp on the birth centenary of former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran, saying it would be a “fitting tribute” to the Bharat Ratna recipient on the occasion.

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hailed the AIADMK founder as an “inspirational figure” who is remembered for his “magnanimity, generosity, commanding leadership and determination to fight for the legitimate rights of the States”.

“On the occasion of Puratchi Thalaivar [revolutionary leader] Dr. MGR’s birth centenary, it would be a fitting tribute to a great leader, an inspiring icon, who is eternally embedded in the hearts of the people of Tamil Nadu, to issue a commemorative coin and a special postal stamp,” he said.

The letter, written on Thursday, was released by the State government on Friday. The Chief Minister said that issuance of a coin and a special postal stamp would be welcomed and greatly appreciated by all sections of people in Tamil Nadu, elsewhere in the country and across the globe.

“I would be grateful if an expeditious decision is taken and a announcement of the issue of a commemorative coin and a special postal stamp could be made to coincide with the commencement of the birth centenary celebrations” of Ramachandran on January 17, 2017, he said.

Mr. Panneerselvam told Mr. Modi that he has directed the Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan to immediately send required details as per the Centre’s guidelines for issuance of commemorative coin and special postal stamp.

He said Ramachandran was “one of the most illustrious, charismatic and popular Chief Ministers of the State,” remembered for having launched several innovative welfare programmes which, Mr. Panneerselvam said, “have become model schemes implemented throughout the country.”

''Ramachandran laid the foundation for the rapid socio-economic growth of Tamil Nadu in the last three decades. The Government of India honoured Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR with the highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, for his unparalleled public service,” he said.

Source: The Hindu
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Re: New Coin Commemorating MGR?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 01:50:36 PM »
Stamp definitely looks possible. Coin ... well definitely possible as well
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 02:43:35 AM »
Dear friends,

2017 is the centenary year of MG Ramchandran who was a popular Tamil superstar. He later shifted to politics and became Chief Minister of southern state of Tamil Nadu. Govt may issue commemorative coins on MGR.

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Re: New Coin Commemorating MGR?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 06:04:33 AM »
Good  but I doubt if the coin will be released this year .

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 06:08:43 AM »
Good  but I doubt if the coin will be released this year .

Sumitha Ji

Is it your hunch or do you have any info that this wont be released this year.

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 05:05:31 AM »
Sumitha Ji

Is it your hunch or do you have any info that this wont be released this year.

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Hi Sanjay Ji,

It is purely my guess going by the political drama that is currently going on in TN  :). I would be happy if the coin is released this year.

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 05:17:06 PM »
Centre to release commemorative coin of MGR

R Sathyanarayana, DH News Service, Chennai, Jul 26 2017, 19:33 IST

The Union Government has agreed to release a commemorative coin to mark the birth centenary celebrations of AIADMK Founder and late Chief Minister M G Ramachandran, popularly called as 'MGR'.

Conveying the information, AIADMK rebel leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam said based on his request to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Union Finance Ministry had promised to issue a commemorative coin.

Panneerselvam in his recent letter to Modi, said it would be a fitting tribute to a great leader, who was eternally embedded in the hearts of the people of the State, to issue a commemorative coin and a special postal stamp.

Source: Deccan Herald
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 01:56:11 PM »
Finance ministry has issued a notification regarding coin commemorating MGR.

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 01:20:08 AM »
Thanks for sharing this. Two coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5 denominations will be issued to celebrate the birth centenary of Dr. M G Ramachandran. The coins will be described with the words 'Dr. M G Ramachandran Birth Centenary 1917-2017' and Dr. MGR's portrait. Let's see when the release function takes place this year, or during the conclusion of the birth centenary in January 2018.

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 11:15:12 AM »
All the news papers in India (print editions as well as online editions) are flooded with reports of new ₹100 coin commemorative coin FOR CIRCULATION. Very detailed reports of how a silver coin is soon going to be in your pockets. :D Today, two of my colleagues in office were having heated discussion on whether we really need a ₹100 coin. I tried explaining them the reality, but they seemed unconvinced...

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Re: New Coin Commemorating MGR?
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2017, 05:45:24 AM »
stop convencing  >:D
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 06:14:43 AM »
I have told this to a number of people but they don't understand. The question they repeatedly ask : "Do they accept the coin in market?
 Can I use the coin to purchase something instead of the 100/- note" .  After some explanation on the price , the next set of question will be like who will buy such expensive coins and whats the use? They will conclude with either  "You are wasting your money  " or "You have lots of money  ::)" .

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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2017, 06:23:05 AM »
Absolutely agree with you Sumitha ji  :D