Modi Releases Rs 100 Commemorative Coin in Memory of Vajpayee
On the eve of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday released a Rs 100 commemorative coin in the memory of the former Prime Minister.
PM Narendra Modi released this morning a commemorative coin worth Rs 100 in honour of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died in August this year.
Speaking at an event to release the coin in the memory of Vajpayee, PM Modi said, the mind is not ready to believe that Vajpayee is no longer alive. Though he was away from public glare for nearly a decade due to ill health, the way people gave him a farewell on his demise showed the mark he had created in people’s mind.
Prime Minister Modi said Vajpayee as a speaker was unparalleled. “When he spoke, the nation spoke… when he spoke the nation listened,” he said.
He said, the party, which “Atalji built brick by brick” has become among the largest political parties.
Vajpayee’s long-time associate and BJP veteran L K Advani, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP president Amit Shah were also present at the event here.